March 13, 2013 | Issue 50  
ANNOUNCEMENTS

We’ve turned 50! Well, only in terms of the number of issues of CECY E-NEWS we've published.



EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Employment Specialists Share: Tips for Talking to Businesses
When approaching a business, every employment specialist has a variety of tools at their disposal to help win their clients a good job. But numerous mistakes, often simple mistakes, can thwart even the best laid plans. Experts in the field of employment services weigh in with tips and suggestions to help make every meeting with an employer a productive one.
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Governors Promote Employment For People With Disabilities
The National Governors Association (NGA) is targeting the issue this year and will make recommendations in an August report. The aim is to come up with plans that provide workers with disabilities not only a paycheck, but also a deeper sense of purpose and belonging.
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Two Publications by the Partnerships in Employment Technical Assistance Center
1. Progressive Policies to Support People with Intellectual Disabilities in Meaningful Competitive Employment (2013)
The National Disability Rights Network was contracted to survey the 57 protection and advocacy (P&A) agencies throughout the United States and territories, including the Native American reservations in the southwest, to ascertain the status of state initiatives on integrated employment for people with intellectual disabilities.
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2. Investing in Our Future: Youth, Employment and Post-Secondary Opportunities
The Experiences of Developmental Disabilities Councils Report Prepared for the Partnerships in Employment Project (2012)
The purpose of this report was to collect information about advocacy, capacity building, and systems change activities by state developmental disabilities councils (DD councils) specific to employment of youth with developmental disabilities and post-secondary education opportunities for youth with developmental disabilities.
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EDUCATION RESOURCE

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability: Individualized Learning Plans How-to Guide
This guide is designed for schools, educators, and other professionals who assist youth with college and career readiness and transition planning. This guide was developed in response to feedback from schools indicating a need for activities, lesson plans, and school-wide individualized learning plans (ILPs) implementation strategies. A key goal of the guide is to help schools develop a bridge between college and career readiness efforts through the use of ILPs. The career development activities and resources in this guide are also useful for youth service professionals in the workforce development system.
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EDUCATION WEBINARS

National Post-School Outcomes Center Webinar
Get in the Picture: Connecting with Efforts to Improve Community and Employment Outcomes
Date: March 27, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Hosted by: The National Post-School Outcomes Center
Listen or call 1-800-201-2375, Participant Code: 434706
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Course of Study: High School Diploma
Archived Webinar from February 19, 2013. Presented by the California Community of Practice on Secondary Transition (COP).
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