Employment First Oversight Commission - The Commission’s mission is to ensure that state agencies promote and implement the Employment First Act so that people with disabilities, as a first option, have the opportunity for meaningful and competitive employment in fully integrated work settings. We carry out this mission by working with state agencies to:
- Review the programs, policies, procedures, and funding of agencies that are related to implementation of the Employment First Act. ·
- Track and report on the progress of those agencies in reaching measurable goals and objectives related to the Act. ·
- Identify barriers to achieving those goals and objectives and finding strategies to overcome those barriers.
Related legislation: HB 319 ( pdf ).
Brain Injury Committee - The Brain Injury Committee’s mission is to improve the lives of Delawareans with brain injury and their families by providing the following: 1) a forum for the sharing and analysis of information; 2) a network to identify and facilitate acquisition of enhanced resources; 3) a technical assistance provider to educate public and private policymakers; and 4) an advocacy agency to promote a consumer-oriented, effective injury and prevention service delivery system.
Related legislation: HB 141 ( pdf )
Policy & Law Committee - The Policy & Law Committee analyzes and promotes state, federal and local legislation, regulations, programs and policies to effectively meet the needs of persons with disabilities in Delaware. This Committee shall have the authority to take action consistent with its charge without approval of the full Council.
Housing Committee - The Housing Committee analyzes and promotes federal, state and local laws, regulations, programs and policies to ensure that people with disabilities have appropriate access to housing options in Delaware. The Healthcare Committee does not have a mission at this point since it has changed direction in its efforts. ·
Healthcare Committee - SCPD is a member of, and provides staff support to, the Governor’s Commission on Building Access to Community-Based Services’ Healthcare Committee. This is a joint effort and the Committee is now collaborating with the Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) to promote initiatives which improve the health of, and prevent secondary health conditions in, Delawareans with disabilities.