San Diego-Imperial Counties Developmental Services, Inc. "Employment First"


State Policies & Initiatives: 

~~California’s Employment First Policy was signed into law in October of 2013, by Governor
Competitive employment is finding a job within the community where you are paid about the same as other people doing the same job and at least minimum wage. It could also be working for yourself in your own small business.
Information about the Employment First Policy can be found on the website of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities ( as well as the Department of Developmental Services (
Employment & Your Individual Program Plan (IPP)
When you plan with your service coordinator around employment opportunities, the first option that will be considered is competitive integrated employment. Competitive work is a real choice. Your service coordinator can help you find resources in the community to support your employment goals.

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • San Diego-Imperial Counties Developmental Services Inc.
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