Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE)  


California Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE): Blueprint for Change

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 a competitive wage, for individuals with intellectual disabilities 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 of 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.


Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint

The final California Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint is available below.


Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint User Friendly Overview

User Friendly Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint Overview


Local  Partnership Agreements (Click to view Local Partnership Agreements) 



CIE Blueprint Written Guidance  Written Guidance on collaboration to achieve CIE for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities.
Local Partnership Agreement Template
Competitive Integrated Employment Incentive Payments Program Design Requirements
Far Northern Regional Center Strategic Plan for Employment
Employment Resources Map
Adult Education Block Grant Consortium Directory
Disability Employment Initiative 
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Directors  
Regional Center Employment Specialist Contact List

2017-18 WorkAbility I Contact Lists 
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5

WorkAbility I Projects by Regions 
WorkAbility I Region Map with Counties
WorkAbility I Region Managers
Sample Program Design – Paid Internship Program
Lodi USD Program's Policies and Procedures - Supplemental List 


Stakeholder  Updates and Transcripts

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