State of California Developmental Disabilities System Employment Data Dashboard
Welcome to California’s Data Dashboard for employment of people with developmental disabilities. People with developmental disabilities seek to work, earn and be part of the economic life of their communities. On October 9, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 1041 (Chesbro) into law, establishing an Employment First Policy in the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. This dashboard presents up-to-date data on how well California is doing in implementing the new policy and supporting people to have regular jobs at regular pay.
In 2015, EDD reports that 20,169 regional center clients received wages. This is only 13.6% of the total number of working age people served by the regional centers. However, since the passage of the Employment First Policy in 2013, many more people have had earnings
According to data from the EDD, the average monthly earnings for regional center clients has increased in the last few years. However, in 2015, their average wages were only $604/month.
|For June 30, 2016, the California Department of Education reports that 7,071 students with significant disabilities (autism, intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injury) left K-12 education. Of those, 35.9% graduated, 19.8% received a certificate of completion, and 44.3% either dropped out or aged out.|
The California Developmental Disabilities System Employment Data Dashboard is maintained by the Council with support provided by the California Employment Consortium for Youth (CECY), funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services (Grant #90DN0284).