The Tarjan Center at UCLA (UCEDD) Staff Member Appointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council for the Department of Rehabilitation

January 30, 2018

Kecia Weller, is the Self Advocate and Community Liaison at the Tarjan Center at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). At the Center, Kecia assists with recruitment and ongoing support of members of the Tarjan Advisory Committee. She also represents the Tarjan Center on the State Self Advocacy Network.

Kecia was recently appointed to the Disability Advisory Council (DAC) for the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Members are appointed by the Governor and assist DOR in its efforts to enhance employment and promotional opportunities, as well as, equal treatment and physical and programmatic access for persons with disabilities. The DAC focuses its efforts on the following topics: Promoting disability employment awareness; Providing ideas and feedback related to DOR efforts to recruit, retain and provide upward mobility employment; and Advising the department regarding its provision of a reasonable accommodation. Kecia also currently serves on the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the advisory board of the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability.