Our Accomplishments and Recognition
The Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities has granted the CP Center its highest rating, recognizing the Center's use of assistive technology and the expertise of its staff in serving people with disabilities.
In recognition of its successful efforts to promote self-advocacy for people with disabilities, the Center was presented with The Oakland Mayor's Commission on Disability 2005 Annual Achievement Award.
The Developmental Disabilities Area Board 5 has awarded three participants from the CP Center's programs special recognition awards for leadership, self-advocacy skills,and personal accomplishments.
Participant and small business owner Monique Harris was asked by the Executive Director of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Alan Kerzin, to participate in a statewide work group to develop recommendations for Assembly Bill (AB) 1270. Monique accompanied the group to present the recommendations to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the legislature.
CP Center staff members are recognized for their expertise and frequently give presentations at conferences on disability issues, including:
The CP Center is regularly invited to present information on the use of assistive technology in the classroom at the Contra Costa County Office of Education's Transition Fair for special education students, their families, and teachers.
CP Center staff and participants have made presentations on its micro-enterprise self employment program to the Developmental Disability Council of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, PVAC (Provider Vendor Advisory Council), the California State Legislature, and numerous other groups.
CP Center staff and participants presented information on modes of alternative communication at the Spring Professional Development Event hosted by the City College of San Francisco.