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WAI State Advisory Meeting January 28, 2022

WorkAbility I (WAI) State Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda.
This meeting will be held via Zoom and requires Zoom meeting registration External link opens in new window or tab., please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. Contact WorkAbility1@cde.ca.gov for more information.

WAI State Advisory Committee Members

  • Joanna Della Gatta, Chair
    Robynn Gualtiere, Chair Alternate
    Lisa Martinez, Secretary

    Lisa Garcia
    Linda Osborn
    Jennifer Reimer
    Melissa Mills
    Lisa Fettig
    Annette Rodarte
    Shawna Pacheco
    Linda Vargas
    Marjorie White
    Heather Humphrey
    Kymberly Hirst
    Tara Jones
    Mercille Lush
    Richard Fujii
    Bridget Denton
    Cynthia Austin
    Jorge Aleman

Guidelines for Public Input Sessions

WAI Advisory welcomes public involvement. Opportunities for public comment are provided at every meeting.

Reasonable Accommodation for Any Individual With a Disability

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the WAI Advisory Committee (WAI Advisory) may request assistance by contacting the California Department of Education (CDE) Special Education Division (SED), 1430 N Street, Suite 2401, Sacramento, CA 95814; telephone: 916-445-4602; fax: 916-327-3706.

Agenda Items

Agenda times are approximate and are provided for convenience only.

Items may be re-ordered or heard on any day of the noticed meeting or on a subsequent agenda. The order of business may be changed without notice.

Friday, January 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±

Time Item
10:00–10:30 a.m.
  • Call to Order: Welcome and Introductions; Mission and Vision; Approval of Minutes.
10:30–11:00 a.m.
  • Item 1–CDE Update: CDE staff will discuss recent developments within the SED.
11:00–11:15 a.m.
  • Item 2–Public Comment: General public comment is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Chair reserves the right to establish time limits on presentations.
11:15–11:25 a.m.
  • Break
11:25–11:30 a.m.
  • Item 3–Handbook Workgroup Update: Handbook Workgroup will provide updates regarding suggestions to CDE.
11:30–11:45 a.m.
  • Item 4–Bridge to the Future Update: Bridge to the Future Workgroup will provide updates regarding the Bridge to the Future.
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • Item 5–Student Voice Workgroup: Updates and next steps
12:15–12:35 p.m.
  • Item 6–Public Comment: General public comment is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Chair reserves the right to establish time limits on presentations.
12:35–1:05 p.m.
  • Item 7–Social/Emotional Supports: WAI Advisory will discuss social/emotional supports for students with disabilities.
1:05–1:50 p.m.
  • Item 8–Committee and Region Updates: Committees and Regions discuss concerns and updates.
1:50–2:00 p.m.
  • Item 9–Public Comment: General public comment is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Chair reserves the right to establish time limits on presentations.
2:00 p.m.
  • Adjournment of January 28, 2022, WAI Advisory Meeting
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 13, 2022
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