Let’s Work! Employment Workshop Series

Recordings and Meeting Documents

The Let’s Work! Employment Workshop series is a collaboration between Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), Far Northern Regional Center, Alta California Regional Center, the North State and Sacramento Regional Offices of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to provide information about the DOR and available services to help you prepare for and secure a job!

You can access meeting recordings and materials for each session.


Senate Bill 639 Signed into Law!

The bill addresses minimum wage for those with disabilities

California achieved an important civil right with Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on Senate Bill (SB) 639 ending the policy that allowed businesses with special licenses to be able to pay people with disabilities subminimum wage for their work. California now becomes the 13th state to end this practice. Once the implementation process is complete all California employees with disabilities will earn at least minimum wage for their work.


Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE)

On October 9, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 1041 (Chesbro) into law, establishing an “Employment First Policy” in the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. In a roadmap showing key points to stop at on the journey to obtaining a job keeping with the Employment First Policy, the Work Services Program addresses the employment needs of persons with developmental disabilities.


California’s Employment First Policy (AB 1041)

Informational material to help educate individuals and families.

In 2013 California’s Employment First Policy (AB 1041) was passed and signed into law by Governor Brown. One of the requirements of that law was that the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) would develop informational material to help educate individuals and families about the state’s Employment First policy. The flyer by SCDD has been completed and is now available by clicking on the links below (other languages should be available soon). SCDD is also working on enhancing a website on this topic, which can be found at the link below.