“Local Partnership Agreement Template"
~~“The California Department of Education (CDE), the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seek to foster an environment of collaboration to increase competitive integrated employment (CIE) opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).
Competitive Integrated Employment is described in plain language by the motto: “Real Work for Real Pay in the Real World.” The term means working for pay (at least minimum wage) in the community alongside people without disabilities. Work can be full-time (up to 40 hours per week) or part-time with the same level of benefits and opportunities for advancement as other employees.
The CIE Blueprint outlines the collaborative efforts between the three departments on a statewide level. A Local Partnership Agreement (LPA) identifies the ways in which partners will work together on a local level. Each agreement is built around the core partners of one or more local educational agencies (LEA), one or more DOR district, and one or more regional centers, and can include any number of additional local community partners.”
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Education
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
- Department of Developmental Services