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WorkAbility I

The WorkAbility I (WAI) grant programs provide comprehensive training in work, employment placement and follow-up for middle and high school students in special education who are making the transition from school to work, independent living and post-secondary education or training. The WAI program is funded and administered by the California Department of Education and offers special education students the opportunity to complete their secondary education while also obtaining marketable job skills for success in the modern labor market. 

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WorkAbility I Fast Facts

WorkAbility I Announcements

  • BEL Newsletter Articles Due December 21, 2018! Get your story in the BEL Newsletter!The BEL Committee is accepting articles for the spring 2019 edition of the BEL Newsletter. Please consider submitting an article and picture highlighting that unique student and employer. We want to know all about the student that amazed you with their excellent work skills and progress through the WorkAbility I program. Share your experiences in the BEL Newsletter!Be sure to get a signed Release from the student, parent, and employer to send in with your picture and story. The BEL Newsletter Article Request Flyer and the BEL Newsletter Article and Release Submission Form are linked here, are located on the bottom of this page, and can be found on the bottom of ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 12:11 PM by WorkAbility Central
  • Due Date for YLF Applications Extended Please note that the Due Date for YLF applications has been extended. California Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) The 2019 YLF Student Application (PDF) is now available and the deadline to apply is extended to November 25.2019 YLF Information Guide (Word) 2019 YLF Flyer (PDF)  2019 YLF Application Spanish version (PDF) 2019 YLF Information Guide Spanish version (Word) 
    Posted Oct 31, 2018, 11:33 AM by Tedra Trimm
  • WORKABILITY I MEETINGS AT THE BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE WorkAbility I Meetings at the Bridges to the Future Monday, November 5, 2018 WorkAbility I Advisory Meeting    9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Members of WAI State Advisory and any interested guests)                  Location: Grand Ballroom H WorkAbility I Committees Meetings: Time – Committee - Location          2:00-3:00       BEL   Business, Education, Labor – Grand Ballroom G          6:30-7:30       TEC   Technology, Education, Comm – Grand Ballroom G          6:30-8:00        Mentor          Meeting off the Venue site Tuesday, November 6, 2018 WorkAbility Committee Meetings: 5:30 -6:30 pm. HSS Human Support Services - Meeting Location: Newport/Rancho Las Palmas GRC Government Relations Committee - Meeting Location: Grand Ballroom G FTN Family Transition Network – Meeting Location: Grand Ballroom A & B WLS Wage Labor and ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2018, 12:14 PM by Tedra Trimm
  • October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month Below is an excellent resource for National Disability Employment Awareness Month where you can print posters or send them via email and also get great ideas on how to celebrate.  https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/  NDEAM dates back to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." Learn more about the origins and evolution of NDEAM and other important events in disability employment history in this interactive timeline.
    Posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:07 PM by Tedra Trimm
  • Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) (Deadline for submission of the application is October 31, 2018) Please help to distribute this Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) information to high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: October 5, 2018 Subject: Information Sharing from the Programs and Partnerships Unit of the Special Education Division The California Department of Education, Special Education Division, requests assistance in delivering Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) information to high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities. YLF is an annual, five-day leadership program that provides information and resources about employment, education, independence, and assistive technology to students with disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to interact with other students and staff with various disabilities to develop long-lasting friendships. Applicants who are high school sophomores and juniors during the 2018–19 school year are ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:03 PM by Tedra Trimm
  • GRC Legislative Updates, 2017-18 To view the GRC Legislative updates as a PDF, click here. Or on any of the text images below. 
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 2:34 PM by WorkAbility Central
  • New 2017-18 WorkAbility I Fast Facts
    Posted Mar 9, 2018, 8:50 AM by WorkAbility Central
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Legislative Updates

  • Fast Facts for 17-18 This is the updated Fast Facts for the 17-18 year, with new student data from 16-17. Note this is also on the main Workability Central page. 
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 11:44 AM by Lela Rondeau
  • Legislative Updates for 2018-19 by Government Relations Committee (GRC) Here are the legislative updates for the 2018-19 school year, updated March 2019.
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 11:05 AM by Tara Jones
  • Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint update! The final version of the CIE Blueprint was posted in May 2017. Look for it here: http://www.chhs.ca.gov/Pages/Competitive-Integrated-Employment-(CIE).aspx Part 4 of ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 12:06 PM by Lela Rondeau
  • DACA update As you have likely heard, on September 5, 2017 President Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program provided undocumented persons ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 11:56 AM by Lela Rondeau
  • March 2017 Legislative Updates The GRC has created a legislative updates document current as of March 2017. This will be distributed at your spring Region meetings, but is also available here for your download ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 8:56 AM by Lela Rondeau
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