Transition & Employment Committee (TEC)
The Transition & Employment Committee addresses activities in the State Plan to address the goal that:
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have increased access to and opportunities for the education, training, and support services that they need to succeed in the labor market.
- Educating public and private agencies on Customized Employment, and creating activities to support students and young adults with disabilities with getting a job and earning competitive wages
- Initiating upcoming legislations to change the procurement laws in order to abolish the capability of paying an individual sub-minimum wage based on the sole fact they have a disability.
- Continuing to support the Project SEARCH initiative by holding the licenses so the Project can continue in the State of Hawaii.
- Facilitating with sister agencies; Center on Disability Studies and Hawaii Disability Rights Center, a quarterly transition meeting with over 130 professionals from Department of Human Services, Department of Health, and Department of Education, breaking down silos and promoting collaborating among each other.
- Educating the Department of Health on the importance of becoming the model employer of employees with disabilities. Will begin staff development trainings on hiring individuals with disabilities as state workers.
- Supporting and Educating Communities
- Interagency Collaboration and Coordination
- Coordination with Related Councils
- Committees and Programs
- Barrier Elimination
- Informing Policymakers