What is Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE)? Competitive Integrated Employment is full-time or part-time work where you are paid minimum wage or higher. You receive pay at a rate like other employees without disabilities who have the same or similar types of duties, training, and experience.
What is a Paid Internship Program (PIP)? A Paid Internship Program (PIP) is for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities ages 18 and over who want to develop work skills. The program funds up to $10,400 per internship for wages and employer costs. PIP can help increase opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE).
What is an Employment First Policy? It is a policy that makes Competitive Integrated Employment the highest priority; to make regular jobs, with regular pay, a real option for people with developmental disabilities
Employment Services for People with Disabilities During COVID-19
Has your employment been impacted by COVID-19? Have your hours been reduced? Have you lost your job? Are you an essential worker concerned about safety? Disability Rights California (DRC) held a webinar earlier this year that you can find on their website along with many other resources.
Transition Planning Transition planning is based on a student's preferences, interests, and needs that help move students into a successful life after school. This may include academic instruction, community experiences, planning and preparing for employment, and other post-school living objectives.
What is the ABLE Act? The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 allows states to create tax-advantaged savings programs for eligible people with disabilities (designated beneficiaries). Funds from these 529A ABLE accounts can help designated beneficiaries pay for qualified disability expenses.
What is CalABLE? CalABLE is a tax-advantaged savings and investment program designed to help eligible people save for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits.
CalABLE accounts can be used for many different disability-related expenses, such as education, employment support, housing, transportation, assistive technology and healthcare.