Employment First Committee

Employment First Committee minutes are available online once approved (typically at the following Council meeting).

Date, time and location of all Employment First Committee meetings are subject to change. Check the SCDD website for all future updates.

For further information, please contact the Council office.

Please see the new EFC flyer in both English and Spanish


Date Meeting Documents
August 15, 2019 Employment First  Committee Meeting
April 18, 2019 Employment First  Committee Meeting
February 5, 2019 Employment First  Committee Meeting
October 9, 2018 Employment First  Committee Meeting
August 23, 2018 Employment First  Committee Meeting
June 5, 2018 Employment First Committee Meeting
March 15, 2018 Employment First  Committee Meeting
October 26, 2017 Employment First  Committee Meeting
July 10, 2017 Employment First  Committee Meeting
May 3, 2017 Employment First  Committee Meeting
January 31, 2017 Employment First  Committee Meeting
October 25, 2016 Employment First  Committee Meeting
September 13, 2016 Meeting CANCELLED  
June 15, 2016 Employment First Meeting


Independent Living Services
Statutory Requirements

June 14, 2016 Self Advocates Pre-Employment First Meeting Agenda
June 2, 2016 Employment First Workgroup Agendas
January 12, 2016 Employment First Meeting Agenda
January 11, 2016 Self Advocates Pre-Employment First Meeting Agenda
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Employment Data Dashboard

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Employment First Annual Reports


  • Wesley Witherspoon (Chair)
  • Michael Clay – DDS
  • Cindy Chiu – DOR
  • Sarah Isaacs – DRC
  • Olivia Raynor – UCEDD/UCLA
  • Steve Ruder – UCEDD/M.I.N.D.
  • Barbara Wheeler/Larry Yin – UCEDD/USC
  • Barbara Boyd – CDE


The mission of CECY is to build capacity in California state systems and local communities to increase the number of youth and young adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in integrated competitive employment.

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Disability Benefits 101 gives you the tools and information on employment, health coverage and benefits. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.

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This website is provided as a public service of Griffin-Hammis Associates to collect and disseminate information being produced across the country (and internationally) in the effort to establish Employment First as the preeminent vocational disability practice.


APSE is the only national organization with anexclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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Success stories about people with developmental disabilities with jobs in their communities and how they got there.