November 14, 2012 | Issue 36  

California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities established in California statute to advance the employment of people with disabilities in the state.
If you would like more information on issues related to full inclusion in the workforce. Join their mailing list
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Show Off Your Assistive Technology Contest
Due Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
AT Network is hosting a contest to showcase the creative ways that people with disabili
ties use assistive technology in their lives. Submitted videos may receive prizes that range from $75 -$400 that will be posted on the AT web site.
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Augmentative Communication Apps: Making the Best Choice for the Best AAC Voice
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 10:00 Pacific Time
This webinar is about identifying the optimum AAC App (s) for an individual with complex communication needs can be enhanced by understanding basic features which match the individual’s skills and needs. This webinar provides information to assist both clinicians and consumers in navigating these new options and new times in order to provide the most functional AAC solution using mobile technology (e.g., iPod Touch, iPad).
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Achieving Meaningful Employment For Youth With Intellectual Disabilities: High School Transition The Project Search Way
Date: Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Presenters: Maryellen Daston, Ph.D. and Susie Rutkowski, M.Ed.
Project SEARCH is a highly successful business-led internship program that prepares young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for competitive, integrated employment. Recently, the program’s founders, Susie Rutkowski and Erin Riehle, teamed up with writer Maryellen Daston to coauthor the book, High School Transition that Works: Lessons Learned from Project SEARCH.  Susie and Maryellen will present a book discussion in which they will describe the philosophy and practices that define the Project SEARCH method.
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Whittier Union High School & Irvine Unified Present 4th  Transition Summit
CalSTAT Regional Institute Host Site
Date: January 23-24, 2013
Location: Chapman University, Orange, California
For information and registration email Teri Chang
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Skills to Pay the Bills Video Series Available
ODEP unveiled a series of videos to complement its Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success training curriculum — a creative program of interactive, hands-on activities that educators and youth service professionals can use to help young people prepare for employment.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Ticket to Work
Answers questions about the Ticket to Work Program which can help people with disabilities who receive Social Security disability benefits return to work. This program promotes independence and reduces the need to be on disability benefits.
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FREE Assistance With SSI At Disability Help Center

A FREE service for San Diego County established to assist those who have a mental or physical disability receive social security disability, SSI, or Veteran's Disability benefits. Whether you need help with an application, appeals or hearing before an administrative law judge, experienced advocates can help you through the process. Also provides FREE Workshops for staff or clients. Please call us at 619-282-1761 to schedule a Workshop.
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