September 04, 2012 | Issue 28  

Doing What Matters for Jobs and The Economy
This is a new web site by and for California Community Colleges with useful reports, data, and contact resources specific to the various regions of California.The objective is for community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.
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A Systematic Review of Vocational Interventions for Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders
This study systematically reviewed evidence regarding vocational interventions for individuals with ASD between the ages of 13 and 30 years. The review found that few studies have been conducted to assess vocational interventions for adolescents and young adults with ASD. As such, there is very little evidence available for specific vocational treatment approaches as individuals transition to adulthood. All studies of vocational approaches were of poor quality, which may reflect the recent emergence of this area of research. Individual studies suggest that vocational programs may increase employment success for some; however, our ability to understand the overall benefit of supported employment programs is limited given the existing research.
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Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning
The Family Center on Technology and Disability has published the Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning in both English and Spanish. The guide includes an overview of transition planning and assistive technology, guidance on how to make a successful transition with assistive technology, information on laws governing accommodations and transition in birth-12th grade and postsecondary settings, a glossary, and additional resources. Offered in Spanish/English.
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Critical Conversations
Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy
Sept 6, Santa Cruz & Monterey
Sept 13, Los Angeles
Many more locations and dates.
Stakeholders from community colleges around the state have invited Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan to speak at local town-hall meetings to bring business and community leaders together with educators. The goal is to help bridge the skills gap and spur job creation by making community college workforce training programs even more responsive to California’s regional economies.
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California Consortium for Postsecondary Education For People with Developmental Disabilities –CECY and State Council on Developmental Disabilities Sponsored
WHEN: Date: September 25th, 2012 
TIME: 9 -12:00pm

WHERE: Center for Healthy Communities - California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (free parking)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: College DSPS; Faculty and Administrators; K-12 Secondary Education & Transition Staff; Department of Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Personnel; Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities; Families; and Interested Individuals

·Effective Transition: Connecting Education and Employment
·Preparing Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for Real Work & Real Pay
·Postsecondary Education as a Pathway to Integrated Competitive Employment for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

Travel scholarship available to parents
RSVP your attendance to:

2012 CAPED Convention and Training
“Capitol Strategies for Success”
When: October 6-10,2012
Where: Sacramento, CA
Hyatt Regency Hotel  
“Legislative Priorities and their Impact on Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism” Presenters. W. Francis, D. Simpson, G. Tracey, C.Campisi, & O. Raynor. CECY Presenters!
October 9th 1:45 -3:00
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