2013 Strategic Plan Survey Results

The Department of Rehabilitation is developing an inclusive statewide strategic plan for the Employment, Independence and Equality for all Californians with Disabilities!

During June and July we invited the public to share its ideas and encouraged participation in the development of our 2013 Strategic Plan by offering opportunities to submit your ideas for how we can increase the employment, equality, and independent living opportunities for Californians with disabilities.

Here are the results!

General information: Please select the one category that best describes you.

Answer Options Response Percent Response Count
Individual with a disability 14.4% 231
Service provider 27.3% 438
DOR employee 38.9% 624
Disability advocate 3.9% 63
Family member of individual with a disability 2.2% 36
Employer 1.1% 17
Health care provider 0.8% 13
Educator 9.3% 149
Interested person 2.1% 34
Total number of respondents 1605

 

Answers to the statement: The DOR does a good job:

Out of the total 1605 respondents, 1365 responded to this statement.

Answer Options Strongly
Agree
Agree Neither
Agree or
Disagree
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
Don't
Know
Response
Count
a. Serving youth (ages 16-24) 208 522 192 116 48 262 1348
b. Serving older individuals with disabilities (55+) 151 475 229 151 50 288 1344
c. Serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired 304 474 162 56 24 315 1335
d. Serving individuals with learning disabilities 254 569 170 91 27 226 1337
e. Serving individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss 281 534 164 70 23 266 1338
f. Serving individuals with psychiatric disabilities 216 489 224 119 46 244 1338
g. Serving individuals with intellectual disabilities 230 565 184 89 39 221 1328
h. Serving individuals with physical disabilities. 318 651 126 43 26 170 1334
i. Serving individuals with traumatic brain injuries 156 442 242 127 38 325 1330
j. Serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder 152 412 259 140 59 308 1330
k. Serving individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds 284 569 191 75 40 180 1339
l. Serving veterans with disabilities 161 435 238 84 26 376 1320
m. Preparing people with disabilities for employment 294 573 176 146 58 81 1328
n. Providing disability benefits planning 131 326 278 247 92 261 1335
o. Providing disability awareness training 147 397 267 214 92 209 1326
p. Acquiring assistive technology for individuals with disabilities 281 578 173 95 48 148 1323
q. Working with community partners 350 572 182 75 44 112 1335
r. Working with service providers 359 584 156 85 47 104 1335
s. Working with employers to increase jobs for people with disabilities 194 352 264 229 119 174 1332
t. Working with organizations that provide options for community-based living 156 323 321 134 68 328 1330
u. Advocating for employment, independence and equality for all Californians with disabilities 305 511 215 102 61 135 1329

 

Seven overall themes emerged in the open answer comment fields.

Responding to the question: What needs to be done to advance employment, independence and equality for people with disabilities in the next 3-5 years?

Out of the total 1605 respondents, 1145 responded to these questions.

  1. Increased quality employment for individuals with disabilities

  2. Marketing, outreach and education

  3. Improved DOR personnel and business process

  4. Increased advocacy

  5. Effective legislation

  6. Increased accessibility

  7. Increased community based living/housing and independence

 

 

Thank you for your participation!

 

 

Department of Rehabilitation, Planning Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 558-5895
TTY: (916) 558-5807
FAX: (916) 558-5879
E-mail: planningsurvey@dor.ca.gov