What is ICED?
ICED is a committee composed of five state agencies and four
Governor-appointed state employees with disabilities.
- Department of Human Rights, Director Rocco J. Claps, ICED Co- Chair
- Department of Human Services, Secretary-designate James T. Dimas, ICED Co-Chair
- Department of Central Management Services, Director Tom Tyrrell
- Department of Veterans Affairs, Director Erica Jeffries
- Civil Service Commission, Chairperson Fredrick Bates
- Catherine Collier, Employee Member
- Deborah Johnson-Small, Employee Member
- Karl Moulton, Employee Member
What does ICED do?
- Provides a forum where disability concerns can be raised
- Recommends ways to strengthen state disability affirmative action programs
- Provides a clearinghouse of information on disability issues and information
How does ICED carry out its objectives?
- Hosts conferences on disability issues
- Honors entities that promote access and equality
- Issues a newsletter and maintains an website
- Administers the Internship Program for Students with Disabilities.
What is ICED's Current Priority?
To increase access and opportunity in state government for people with disabilities through the Successful Disability Opportunities Program and the Internship Program for Students with Disabilities.