Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) was amended to add section 4870 to encourage competitive integrated employment (CIE) for individuals with developmental disabilities. CIE is full or part-time work for which an individual is paid minimum wage or greater in a setting with others who do not have disabilities.
Paid Internship Program (PIP)
The purpose of the program is to increase the vocational skills and abilities of consumers who choose, via the Individual Program Plan (IPP) process to participate in the internship. Click here to read the DDS Letter: Guidelines for Implementation of PIP.
Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Incentives
The purpose of these incentives is to increase sustained CIE placements by Regional Center Service Providers consistent with the client’s Individualized Program Plan (IPP). Click here to read the DDS Letter: Guidelines for Implementation of CIE Incentive Payments.