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Tuesday, November 6
 

10:15am PST

Addressing the Needs of High Functioning Autism is Transition and Pre-Employment
High-functioning autism often means uneven skills in the client: high intellect with lower functional skills, which brings challenges to educational and vocational models in place. Learn how to embed new pre-employment and transition solutions in existing programs to meet these emerging needs – or create new programming for these students.

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Tuesday November 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
La Jolla (downstairs)

2:45pm PST

Forging Collaborative Partnerships to Improve Employment Outcomes for Students with Disabilities 18-22

To increase employment outcomes, regardless of disability, The San Diego Regional Center, San Dieguito Union High School District, and Ramona High School District have created individualized partnership agreements to provide paid internship funding to students aged 18-22 while still in school.

Presenters
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John Filley

Employment Services Coordinator, San Diego Regional Center


Tuesday November 6, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Grand J & K

2:45pm PST

Working Better Together

This panel presentation will highlight how LEA’s can collaborate and build relationships with community partners and how this allows the LEA’s to maximize our resources to provide programming that works for students. Local Education Agencies describe how they have built relationships with community partners, Department of Rehabilitation, Regional Centers, America’s Job Centers, Adult Schools, Community Colleges, Family resource centers, Independent Living Centers, Project SEARCH, other support agencies, school staff, families and local businesses.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Bianchi

Jennifer Bianchi

Education Administrator, California Department of Education
avatar for Chris Leroy

Chris Leroy

Transition Services Manager, San Bernardino City USD
Chris LeRoy is in his 46th year in education. He has been classroom special educator, a program specialist and adjunct facility for California State University, and currently at the University of Redlands. For San Bernardino City USD, Chris supervises the Transition Services Program... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Montgomery

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 →
avatar for Kathi Mowers-Moore

Kathi Mowers-Moore

Deputy Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy & Resource Development (VRPRD), Department of Rehabilitation
Kathi Mowers-Moore, Deputy Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy & Resource Development (VRPRD), has served the public vocational rehabilitation program for more than thirty years throughout the state and in positions of increased leadership. Kathi holds a Bachelor of Arts... Read More →



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

4:15pm PST

DOR and CDE Joint Presentation on WIOA/IDEA Performance Indicators Crosswalk

Participants in the DOR and CDE joint presentation session will increase their understanding of the performance indicators for the VR program required under WIOA and identify strategies for teams to meet the needs of VR performance while taking into consideration the intersection with transition planning and service delivery

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Bianchi

Jennifer Bianchi

Education Administrator, California Department of Education
avatar for Kathi Mowers-Moore

Kathi Mowers-Moore

Deputy Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy & Resource Development (VRPRD), Department of Rehabilitation
Kathi Mowers-Moore, Deputy Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy & Resource Development (VRPRD), has served the public vocational rehabilitation program for more than thirty years throughout the state and in positions of increased leadership. Kathi holds a Bachelor of Arts... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST
Marquis NE

4:15pm PST

Economic Empowerment for Youth with Disabilities and Their Families

The World Institute on Disability (WID) Employment and Economic Empowerment (or WID E3) is a disability empowerment model and set of resources to more effectively support job-seekers with disabilities through effective policies and programs. The model is delivered through three empowerment offerings – Employment Empowerment, Benefits Empowerment, and Economic Empowerment. This session will focus on WID’s tools and approach to Economic Empowerment and financial education for youth with disabilities and their families.

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Eric Glunt

Project Coordinator, SDSU Interwork Institute


Tuesday November 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST
Grand J & K

4:15pm PST

High School Diploma: The Personal Impact and Legal Challenges

Only 65% of students with disabilities are currently earning a high school diploma. The diploma is a ticket to employment and post-secondary education. This session will review current California Education Code, Federal guidelines for a diploma and strategies to help our students earn diplomas.

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avatar for Sue Sawyer

Sue Sawyer

President, CA Transition Alliance
Sue Sawyer, President, CA Transition AllianceSue has combined her experiences as a teacher, counselor, and administrator to become an expert in the field of secondary transition for youth, including youth with disabilities. She is a passionate about the need to provide all youth the... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST
Marquis NW
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

10:30am PST

DOR Student Services

Participants in the DOR and CDE joint presentation session will increase their understanding of the performance indicators for the VR program required under WIOA and identify strategies for teams to meet the needs of VR performance while taking into consideration the intersection with transition planning and service delivery.

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Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Marquis NW

10:30am PST

Leading by Convening: The Human Side of Practice Change
Sometimes the most well researched and carefully implemented strategies just don't 'stick'.  What accounts for disconnect we often see between research and practice?  What might make a difference? Over 15 years, 50 national organizations came together to address common challenges through the IDEA Partnership at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE).  The lived experience of their members led to a focus on the human side of practice change. In this session we will explore Leading by Convening (LbC), a blueprint for authentic engagement written entirely by stakeholders, including families and youth, and includes tools that are ready-to-use in your work.

Presenters
avatar for Joanne Cashman

Joanne Cashman

Dr. Cashman is currently a state technical assistance advisor for the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) and served for 15 years as the Director of The IDEA Partnership at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE).  Joanne has a unique... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Marquis NE

10:30am PST

The Orange County LPA Community Program Efforts

Members of the OCLPA will share effective practices for Year 1. This will include partnership efforts focused on new & improved methods to promote Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE). Cross-agency training and programming elements will be discussed. Documents, materials and procedures will be shared to demonstrate effective community collaboration.

Presenters
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Linda O'Neal

CA Promise Regional Manager, SDSU Interwork Institute
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Orange County Local Partnership

Orange County Local Partnership Agreement (OCLPA) BIOThe purpose of the Orange County Local Partnership Agreement (OCLPA) is to enhance partnerships that promote preparation for and achievement of competitive integrated employment (CIE) for youth/adults, 14 years old through 30 years... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Grand A & B

1:00pm PST

Disability Rights - A Self Advocate’s Guide to the ADA

Batman is applying for a job with the Justice League. Can Superwoman ask him about his disability in an interview? What if he needs accommodations to help him defend Gatham City? Learn about your rights under the Americans with Disability Act. Then join us for Joker Jeopardy.


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm PST
Marquis NE

1:00pm PST

The Power of Collaboration: Bridging the Gap

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

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Mari Guillermo

Co-Prinicipal Investigator, SDSU Interwork Institute
avatar for Joyce Montgomery

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 →
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Linda O'Neal

CA Promise Regional Manager, SDSU Interwork Institute
avatar for Richard Rosenberg

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