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Tuesday, November 6
 

10:15am PST

Island Flowers

Islands Flowers empowers students at the adult transition level with the behavioral choices, interpersonal communication skills and variety of work-based experiences that lead to gainful employment and a regular paycheck. Program participation will enable students to acquire skills necessary to successfully apply for a job, demonstrate employable behaviors, and remain employed.

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Annie Wong

SPED Teacher, OUHSD



Tuesday November 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Grand J & K

10:15am PST

Staying Safe at Work
Health and safety training is essential for developing skills that all workers need. This workshop will demonstrate training activities that teach these skills in manner that workers with intellectual disabilities can understand. It will also present ideas for how this training can enhance employability and preparation for competitive employment.

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Tuesday November 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Marquis NE

2:45pm PST

Beyond the 4 F’s - A practical Film Workshop prepares people with disabilities in the Film and Media Industry

The United States lags behind in employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with unemployment well over 75%. Historically, employment opportunities have been limited to the 4 F’s (food, filth, folding & flowers). This presentation explores a fifth “F”; Film, and the opportunities created from this training program

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Will Sanford

Executive Director, Futures Explored
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Hester Wagner

Program Director, Futures Explored
Hester Wagner is a Bay Area filmmaker and director/producer for Futures Films Production Company; located in Livermore. Since 2013, she has been running the Livermore Practical Film and Media Workshop, a vocational film making program for adults with developmental disabilities. The... Read More →


Tuesday November 6, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Grand G

2:45pm PST

It’s Not Soap - A Work-based Learning Project

Sometimes, all it takes is a crazy idea and three students to create greatness. The Location Bar Project has become a student run project that develops employment skills to prepare students for future competitive integrated employment. Come learn from our experience in providing opportunities for students to practice their skills as well as build lasting relationships in the community.

Presenters
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Danielle Harvey

Special Day Class/Transition Teacher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Danielle Harvey is a Special Day Class/Transition Teacher with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. After graduating with her degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University, Danielle joined the Peace Corps. While serving in Kenya as a teacher for the Deaf, Vocational... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Orange 4

2:45pm PST

The Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint - Practically Speaking
This presentation unpacks the Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Blueprint, clarifies what implementation means in practice, and addresses the potential impact that collaboration between the Local Educational Agency/WorkAbility I projects, Regional Center, and Department of Rehabilitation District Office can have.

Presenters
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Barbara Boyd

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Barbara Boyd is an Education Programs Consultant in the Special Education Division at the California Department of Education. Barbara’s primary focus is secondary transition. This focus involves being a council member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and a member... Read More →
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Jessica Popjevalo

Manager of the CaPROMISE (California Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income), California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
 is the Manager of the CaPROMISE (California Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) unit for the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). DOR works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in... Read More →
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Nick Wavrin

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Nick Wavrin is an Education Programs Consultant for the Special Education Division of the California Department of Education. He has served in his career as both a teacher and administrator and has 13 years of experience in public, private, and international schools.



Tuesday November 6, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Grand C & D

2:45pm PST

Workforce Panel

This session will include a panel comprised of Employers,Workforce Development Board  Partners, Community Colleges, and Career Pathways.  We will be discussing the resources for all youth, including students with disabilities and how they can access them as they transition out of school into employment and higher education. 

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Anna Bell Holeman

Vocational Specialist, Solano COE


Tuesday November 6, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Marquis NE

4:15pm PST

Health Care Panel: Advocate for Yourself!
Self-advocacy skills are the most valuable skills a young person can cultivate in an internship setting. Self-advocacy encourages interns to think critically about the career they want

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Joseph Peters

Coordinator and Instuctor, Health PATH Program at Alameda Health System
Joseph Peters is a Coordinator and Instructor for the HealthPATH Program at Alameda Health System. He facilitates curriculum, training and work-based learning experiences to introduce youth to career opportunities in the health sector. He also does outreach to local schools and nonprofits... Read More →


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Tuesday November 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST
Orange 3
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

10:30am PST

After 22 What Do I Do? Safety in the Workplace

GET SAFE team will share the strategies and supports that are provided to youth with various disabilities navigating life, work, legal challenges within the systems. The priority over the years has been to prepare youth to be able to identify bullying, harassment, and be able to advocate for themselves as needed. The workshop will highlight the training curriculum for workplace success including safety education, crisis response, workplace violence, sexual harassment, reducing bullying behavior and increasing positive outcomes for all levels of employment involvement.

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Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Newport (downstairs)

10:30am PST

Employment Strategies for an Employable Population

Employment Specialists with Inland Regional Center share their experiences and strategies in helping increase employment opportunities for individuals with ID/DD. This includes using Internships, Customized employment, and building local partnerships in the communities we serve to create a positive change of culture and outcomes within the industry and the community.

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Andrew Burdick

Employment Specialist, Inland Regional Center
Andrew Burdick is the Employment Specialist for Inland Regional Center where he has worked for nearly 8 years. He began as a Consumer Service Coordinator assisting adults in the West End San Bernardino County area, then serves as a Quality Assurance Liaison working with IRC vendors... Read More →
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Beth Crane

Employment Specialist, Inland Regional Center
Beth currently works as an Employment Specialist at Inland Regional Center. Previous to this position she was a Consumer Services Coordinator (CSC) for Transition-age consumers. As an Employment Specialist she has worked with Local School Districts, Department of Rehabilitation and... Read More →
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Jennifer Braddick, M.A.

Coordinator of Vocational Services - West End SELPA, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Jennifer Braddick serves as the Coordinator of the Vocational Services Department for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, West End Special Education Plan Area. In this capacity she oversees several grant-funded and cooperative programs that provide opportunities for... Read More →

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Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Grand H

10:30am PST

Self-Disclosure: How to Leverage Your Disability to Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

This workshop focuses on how to use your disability as a competitive advantage. We will examine: "if "you should disclose your disability 
  • "when you are looking for employment  "when"  making the decision to disclose makes sense, and
    "how" you can use your experience with disability as a competitive advantage.


Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Orange 3