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Employment Connections

Resources updated, February 2019 Oh, the world of work! For many youth with disabilities looking ahead to life after high school, employment will be an immediate and serious consideration. And the time to consider it well and thoroughly is during the high school years, during transition planning, and through transition services that are carefully matched […]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Final Rules

The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), (Pub. L. 113-128), signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014, represents the most significant reform to our public workforce development system in nearly 20 years. Find out more about WIOA in these two publications, which contain information on a set of final regulations implementing WIOA that encourage customer-centered, job-driven strategies, such as career pathways, business engagement systems, sector strategies, and work-based learning; and emphasize a commitment to high-quality services for all populations, including individuals with barriers. to employment.

Involving Teens and Young Adults in Selecting Assistive Technology

This 4-page resource helps families involve teens and young adults in learning about and selecting assistive technology (AT). An important goal for older students is to understand the areas in which technology can support them in their educational and employment goals. The tip sheet encourages students to advocate for themselves, and to take an active role in selecting assistive technology to address their needs.

Webinar | NTACT’s Resources on Transition and Opportunities for Parent Center Partnership

NTACT is the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. This webinar provides an overview of NTACT’s technical assistance services available to state education and also state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies. It features a short tour of the transition-related resources available on NTACT’s website that Parent Centers are welcomed to use and share.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resource Page

(2015) In this resource page by the Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) you’ll find information related to the adult education and literacy programs under title II of WIOA. The resource page can be accessed at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/wioa-reauthorization.html More specifically, on this page you’ll find the following: Information about WIOA Announcements […]

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Overview

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014 and it replaces the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and […]

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