August 13, 2012 | Issue 25  
ANNOUNCEMENTS

AB 2338 (Employment First Policy) Sent to the “SUSPENSE FILE” by CA Senate Appropriations Committee
Committee analysis found the Employment First bill as too costly for implementation and placed it in the ‘suspense file’ with other bills found to go beyond Committee’s allowable annual costs. See State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) legislative alert and response to the Senate Appropriations Committee members about real costs and potential savings for the state by engaging people with developmental disabilities in integrated, competitive employment.
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Call for Youth Advisors for CECY
Deadline Extended to September 14th, 2012.
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EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE

ADA or ADAA?
Since the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) was passed in 2008, there has been confusion about whether it is still proper to refer to just the "ADA" or whether you must now use "ADAAA." The short answer is that both are correct, depending on what you are talking about.
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TRANSITION RESOURCE

Youth on the Move
This new web site from the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of MA at Boston offers information on this crucial transition from high school to the adult world. Learn how to plan comprehensive support for young people with disabilities to become independent and help use their interests and skills to guide their job search.
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TRANSITION REPORT

Poor Coordination During Transition Leaves Youth and Families Struggling to Find Resources
Recently released government report finds path to independence from school to adult services complicated and difficult for families and youth to navigate. Issues faced include: 1) lack of coordination, 2) insufficient information or awareness of full range of services, 3) and lack of preparation to successfully transition to life after high school. On a federal level there is a need for Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and Social Security to go beyond agency sharing and develop compatible outcome goals for transition students as well as a government-wide strategy for coordinating services.
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MEDIA

Words Can Hurt
Words can contribute to people with disabilities being stigmatized and impact their ability to get jobs, housing, and relationships.
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WEBINAR AND CONFERENCE

Webinar on Support Services for People Who Have a Disability & Are Ready to Work
Date: August 22, 2012,
Time: 12:00- 1:30 Pacific Time
This webinar by the Social Security Administration is for people who receive Social Security Disability benefits and want to learn how the Ticket to Work program can help them make more money through work and become financially independent. You'll also learn about other work incentives that can help you return to work. Register online or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).
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Beyond Traditional Job Development
Dates: November 14 & 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hacienda Hotel - Old Town San Diego, CA
Recognizing that effective job development is perhaps more an art than a science, this dynamic seminar by Denise Bissonnette will provide proven tips, tools and strategies.
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