Real Work for Real Pay in the Real World

The California Department of Education (CDE), Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and Department of Developmental Services (DDS) are pleased to issue the initial California Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Blueprint Annual Report (“Annual Report”) for the reporting period of May 2017 through June 2018. The Annual Report is a product of the CIE Blueprint, which documents the commitment between the three departments to provide opportunities for Californians with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) to prepare for and participate in CIE.

The Annual Report demonstrates the accomplishments of the first full implementation year of the CIE Blueprint. It highlights state and local collaborative efforts and pathways to CIE that are making a difference in the lives of individuals with ID/DD and their families. Each subsequent year during the five-year implementation effort, the Annual Report will build upon the successes of the previous year and demonstrate the achievements and potential barriers for individuals seeking CIE.

Local educational agencies (LEAs), DOR districts, regional centers, and community partners have been instrumental in the success of the Blueprint. The departments greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of all partners working to ensure every individual with ID/DD has the opportunity to succeed in CIE.

To view the Annual Report and the CIE Blueprint, please visit the California Health and Human Services Agency webpage at and select the tab on the top right titled “CIE”.

Please send questions and comments to

Thank you.

Nancy Bargmann, Director, California Department of Developmental Services
Kristin Wright, Director, Special Education Division, California Department of Education
Joe Xavier, Director, California Department of Rehabilitation