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Employment - Collaboration

Collaboration with programs and agencies that support youth with disabilities enhances the potential for students to be prepared for employment.

Collaboration with programs and agencies that support youth with disabilities enhances the potential for students to be prepared for employment. Collaboration with general education also assists students to participate in programs with a career focus. It is important to research what is available at your local school site regarding career technical education pathways, dual enrollment classes (high school/community college), and career-related student organizations. Evidence-based practices that have proven effective in leading youth to successful employment are inclusion in general education, providing student support, and ongoing interagency collaboration.

Transition Planning: The Basics External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 54MB)
Interagency collaboration is referenced on pages 16-19 and 24-26.

These pages also provide information on how to comply with elements 1-6 of the Indicator 13 requirements of the California Annual Performance Report (APR) External link opens in new window or tab. .

General Education Programs and Options

The Four A’s of Managing the Placement and Service of Students with Disabilities in the Career Technical Education (CTE) Classroom External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
A brief that provides strategies for working collaboratively with CTE teachers to accommodate youth with disabilities.

Statewide Career Pathways External link opens in new window or tab.
This website includes information regarding CTE standards, dual enrollment options, course of study templates and student guidance resources.

Career and College Awareness Lesson Plans External link opens in new window or tab.
A set of age-appropriate lessons for grades 5 through 12 based on California resources and educational standards.

Agencies that Provide Support for Employment to Youth with Disabilities

California Department of Rehabilitation External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.

California Department of Developmental Services-Information Packet for Consumers and Families External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Social Security External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides information and resources for youth, family and professionals regarding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, benefits planning, and employment issues.

Questions:   Programs and Partnerships Unit | 916-327-0878
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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