Webinar on the Paid Internship Program

January 31, 2018

In collaboration with the Department of Developmental Services and the Lodi Unified School District, the Tarjan Center at UCLA will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday February 6, 2018 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, on the “Paid Internship Program”. Registration is required. Please see details below.

Why this webinar is relevant:

Options that include a pathway to employment may be useful for some students with disabilities (including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) who through a self-determination, person-centered planning, or some other iterative process express a desire to gain career education skills at college. As we think about implementing Guided Pathways, we may want to consider options that lead directly to employment. While one of the presenters serves students in a school district, the Paid Internship Program is as relevant for individuals in our community colleges, as it is for individuals in any education sector.    

Webinar content:

The purpose of the webinar is to provide the California community colleges with information about the implementation of the Paid Internship Program and about the Competitive Integrated Employment Incentives Program for individuals that are regional center consumers. Participants will learn about two new regional center programs. The Paid internship program provides $10,400 per intern, per year to cover wages during a paid internship. The Competitive Integrated Incentive provides up to $3,750 per client for regional center vendors who assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to transition from school to competitive integrated employment1.  

Participants will also learn about the requirements for the sequencing of funding between regional centers and education (including higher education). The webinar will provide information about how colleges may become a vendor of the regional center in order to support students with IDD to achieve competitive integrated employment.    

1 Competitive integrated employment refers to full or part-time work at minimum wage or higher, withwages and benefits similar to those without disabilities performing the same work and fully integratedwith co-workers without disabilities (H.R. 803 Pub. L 113-128)

Who should attend:

California Community Colleges' Administrators, Chief Student Services Officers, Vice Presidents of Student Services, Deans of Career Technical Education, Deans of Workforce Development, Deans of Student Services, Academic and Career Counseling professionals, Faculty, DSPS Coordinators & Directors, Career Education professionals, Student Success & Equity Directors, Workability III Coordinators, members of Adult Education Block Grant Consortia, community partners (e.g., Regional Center staff and Department of Rehabilitation professionals), and other interested individuals.  

The webinar has the following learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the role of colleges, vendors, employers and the regional center in implementing the Paid Internship Program
  • As a result of participating in the webinar, participants will be able to describe the purpose of the Competitive Integrated Employment Incentive

The webinar will be facilitated by:

  • Michael Clay, Work Services Section, Assistant Chief, Department of Developmental Services
  • Elizabeth Zastrow, Program Specialist, Lodi Career Connections, WorkAbility I, TPP, Project Connect, CA PROMISE, CCI, Internship Program

Registration Information

This webinar will be hosted using a Zoom webinar platform.

To register for the webinar, click on the following link: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_onGCNjKEQAKU2CQ-OKjskA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

On the day of the webinar, it is recommended that you dial-in and log-on at least 15 minutes before the start of the event.

If you have any questions, please let me know. For questions, please email me directly atwfrancis@mednet.ucla.edu