Postsecondary Education As A Pathway To Employment
CECY is sponsoring this workshop at the New Day 2012 Program ARCA's Housing and Employment Conference
Youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are seeking options and opportunities to continue their education beyond high school and to obtain competitive integrated employment. In this presentation participants will learn how Los Angeles Unified School District’s Center for Advanced Transition Services (CATS) and DOR funded College to Career program at North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) are preparing youth with ID/DD for adulthood an employment.
LAUSD’s CATS is an employment preparation program that focuses on developing comprehensive transition skills for students ages 18-22 on the Alternate Curriculum. The programs are located on 6 community college campuses and focus on independent living skills and employment skills. The Department of Rehabilitation, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the UCLA Tarjan Center are collaborating to assist five College to Career programs to focus on postsecondary education and employment of youth with ID/DD. NOCCCD will provide highlights of their progress after one year of implementation.