October 08, 2012 | Issue 32  

California Community of Practice on Secondary Transition (COP)
Wednesday October 10th, 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
We will show an inspirational video about high school students at Del Oro High School in Northern California who included and embraced a fellow student with significant disabilities and how this impacted his life.
Guest speaker Larry Robbin will address new ways to improve employment opportunities for youth with disabilities using private sector hiring perspectives
To attend this webinar:
Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0075
Participant Access Code: 575469#
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California Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD) Has 2 Upcoming Meetings In-Person or On the Telephone
October 10th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Combined Meeting with CCEPD and Youth Advisory Committee for the California Health Incentives and Improvement Project (CHIIP).
October 11th, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CCEPD Meeting will focus on strategic planning and related activities.
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Slight Increase in Employment of People with Disabilities in September
Nationally there was an increase in the employment of people with and without disabilities. U.S. Department of Labor said Friday that Americans with disabilities faced a jobless rate of 13.5 percent in September, down from 13.9 percent the month prior. September jobless rate is 7.3% for people without disabilities.
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Integrated Employment Toolkit
An Integrated Employment Toolkit developed by the Office of Disability and Employment Policy offers a collection of resources, reports, papers, policies, fact sheets, case studies, and discussion guides from a variety of sources to accommodate the full range of users and increase capacity and understanding about the value and potential of integrated employment.
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Young Adults With Autism Seek Out White-Collar Careers For First Time
Job prospects for adults with Autism in the U.S. are crushingly bleak. Nationwide, their combined unemployment and underemployment rate is around 90 percent. Two decades of well-funded research and treatment have produced young adults with Autism who are better prepared to join the workforce now than ever before. This article highlights two different models of employment.
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Upcoming Training Available From APSE (Fee-Based)
October 16th, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Introduction to Social Coaching
October 18th, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Employment First: A National Update.
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AAIDD Postsecondary Education for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities Webinar
Date: November 7th, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) task force has been working for the past two years to increase understanding and communication between postsecondary Disability Resource Centers and people invested in developing higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. 
This webinar will cover the following topics:
(1) The role of Disability Resource in supporting students with intellectual disabilities; (2) The range of programs available currently in postsecondary education and the need for more; and (3) Other projects that AHEAD's task force is engaged in pursuing: white paper, position statement.
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