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WorkAbility I Resources

Acronyms and resource links for families and professionals.
Acronyms and Terms

Acronym/Term

Name/Definition

BEL

Business, Education and Labor (Committee)

Carryover

Budgeted money carried over to the next fiscal year. WAI does not allow carryovers.

CDE

California Department of Education

Compliance

Following program rules.

Documentation

Evidence that supports program data and activities

DOL

Department of Labor

DOR

Department of Rehabilitation

EDD

Employment Development Department

Encumbrance

Earmarking specific sums of money for specific expenditures.

FAPE

Free and Appropriate Public Education

FMTA

Focused Monitoring Technical Assistance (Units) in the CDE, Special Education Division

Follow-Along

Services, including placements, which are provided to students while they are still in school.

Follow-Up

Survey-based data collected to determine adult outcomes for former WAI students one and two years past their exit dates from high school.

FTN

Family Transition Network Committee

Grant letter

A letter issued by CDE that states a local program will be funded for a specific amount of money.

GRC

Government Relations Committee

HSS

Human Support Services

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as Amended in 2004

IEP

Individual Education Plan

LEA

Local Education Agency

Listserv

A CDE administrated distribution list that to disseminate official policy, guidance, documents, announcements to the subscribers of the listserv and for those subscribers to share operational information

LMI

Labor Market Information

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

Mentor

An experienced WorkAbility I program representative assigned to assist and guide less experienced or troubled programs.

NCDG

National Career Development Guidelines

NPS/A

Nonpublic Schools and Agencies

On-campus placement

Any job provided on the same campus where the student attends school.

One Stop

Career and Employment Center funded through the Employment Development Department

Placement

Any WAI student who receives pay for work.

RC

Regional Center

Regional manager

A WAI program representative elected from the field to supervise a specific state region.

SCANS

Labor Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills

SELPA

Special Education Local Plan Area

Served

Any student who participates in specific school-based, work-based, and connecting activities as outlined in the array of services.

SSID/CSIS numbers

The California School Information Services Statewide Student Identifiers

Sub-minimum wage

Wages paid below the legally mandated minimum wage.

Subsidized placement

Any paid student placement that is not paid by the employer (e.g., through WorkAbility funds)

Transition

The act of moving from one stage to another. WAI focuses on moving students from high school to the post-secondary world.

TSL

Transition Services Language

WAI

WorkAbility I

WBL

Work-based Learning Experiences

WIA

Workforce Investment Act

Work permit

Documentation required for minor students who have not graduated from high school to work within the State of California.

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Questions: Alison Greenwood | agreenwood@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-1056 
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