The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR),  California Department of Education (CDE) , and  California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)  have entered into a new agreement consistent with the State's "Employment First" policy and other laws to make employment in an integrated setting, at competitive wage, for individuals with Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) its highest priority.

The California Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Blueprint is the combined effort of the CDE, DOR and DDS in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including  Disability Rights California (DRC)  with leadership provided by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA). The purpose of the Blueprint is to increase opportunities for Californians with ID/DD to prepare for and participate in CIE.

July 25, 2017 Cal CIE Stakeholder Update

Local Partnership Agreement Template

May 2, 2017 Cal CIE Stakeholder Update

Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint

Stakeholder Teleconference Transcript

June 20, 2017 – Local Partnership Agreements Public Teleconference Transcript

Additional Information

For Cal CIE Interagency Workgroup products, please go to the  California Health and Human Services Agency CIE webpage .

State of California Developmental Disabilities System Employment Data Dashboard - The Employment Data Dashboard presents data on how well California is doing in implementing California's Employment First Policy.

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