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Wednesday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Power of Collaboration: Bridging the Gap

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This presentation will describe the lessons learned from CaPROMISE, one of six research and demonstration programs funded nationally, targeting youth receiving SSI and their families. Presenters will explore the implications for strengthening student transition services for youth and their families and in partnership with the state Department of Rehabilitation. The presentation will focus on person-driven interventions and strategies with a targeted emphasis on high school completion, the transition to postsecondary education and training, and inclusion of paid and unpaid work experiences. Key elements that will be discussed are financial planning, planning for work, and the continuous and constant inclusion of the family support services. The partnerships and collaboration between the Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Department of Rehabilitation, Family Resource Centers, Regional Centers, California State Universities, and community


Mari Guillermo

Co-Prinicipal Investigator, SDSU Interwork Institute
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Joyce Montgomery

Transition Program Supervisor, Vallejo City Unified School District
Joyce Montgomery, MA Ed, is currently the Region 1 Manager for CaPROMISE and Ca Career Innovations which includes over 15 Local Education Agencies. She is also WorkAbility Co-Region 3 Manager for 75 Local Education Agencies. She is employed with Vallejo City Unified School District... Read More →

Linda O'Neal

CA Promise Regional Manager, SDSU Interwork Institute
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Richard Rosenberg

Regional Manager, CSULA SDSU CHAPMAN
Ph.D. in Behavioral Disabilities and Educational Administration received from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1980. Over 35 years of teaching and administrative experience. Presently faculty member at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and San Diego State University... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PST
Orange 1 & 2