What Employment Options Are Available?
All people have the right to work at jobs that pay minimum wage or more, provide opportunities for raises and advancement, and have people with and without disabilities working together. This is called Competitive Integrated Employment or CIE. FDLRC and our community workforce partners can support people to obtain CIE through full or part time employment, self employment, micro-enterprise, or contract jobs and skilled work. Community and FDLRC funded employment services can be authorized through the planning team process for individuals who choose to work.
Employment & Your Individual Program Plan (IPP)
Let your Service Coordinator know that you would like to develop a Person Centered Plan for Employment. At your meeting, the first option that will be discussed is Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE). Competitive Integrated Employment is a real choice. Your Service Coordinator can help you identify which employment options and services are right for you.
Check Out Employment Success Stories
Montserrat Works as a Student Assistant at Cal State Long Beach While Pursuing a Degree in English (01.07.23)
Allan Succeeds at Food 4 Less with Support from AbilityFirst (01.04.23)
Marc is a Permanent Employee of the Blaze Pizza Team (06.09.21)
Sean C. Handles Packages for FedEx Ground (06.09.21)
Cameron Works as a Custoidan for SCRS-IL (06.09.21)
Lanterman Funded Employment Services
Community Integration Training Program (CITP)
Support focused on enabling individuals to attain maximum ability.
Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE)
The preferred outcome of employment services.
Group Supported Employment (GSE)
A time-limited bridge to competitive employment.
Individual Supported Employment (ISE)
Assists people served by FDLRC in finding and keeping competitive employment.