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WAI State Advisory Meeting November 9, 2021

WorkAbility I (WAI) State Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda.
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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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pacific Time ±

Time Item
8:30–9:00 a.m.
  • Call to Order: Welcome and Introductions; Approval of Minutes.
9:00–10:00 a.m.
  • Item 1–CDE Update: CDE staff will discuss recent developments within the SED.
10:00–10:05 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.
10:05–10:20 a.m.
  • Item 3–Handbook Workgroup Update: Handbook Workgroup will provide updates regarding suggestions to CDE.
10:20–10:30 a.m.
  • Break
10:30–10:45 a.m.
  • Item 4–Bridge to the Future Update: Bridge to the Future Workgroup will provide updates regarding the Bridge to the Future.
10:45–11:15 a.m.
  • Item 5–Best Buddies: A representative from Best Buddies will present on its program to secure employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
11:15–11:25 a.m.
  • Break
11:25 a.m.–Noon
  • Item 6–Committee and Region Updates: Committees and Regions discuss concerns and updates.
Noon–12:20 p.m.
  • Item 7–Student Voice: Updates and next steps.
12:2012:30 p.m.
  • Item 8–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.
12:30 p.m.
  • Adjournment of November 9, 2021, WAI Advisory Meeting
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Last Reviewed: Friday, October 15, 2021
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