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Secondary Issues 2017-18


Cathy Thoni, M.S.
Assistant Director and Transition/Secondary Specialist, Diagnostic Center Northern California


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These resources and guidelines are for educators, parents, and agencies that will assist transition age youth develop postsecondary goals that lead to competitive, integrated employment (CIE).This section provides resources for implementing the Employment First Policy and preparing youth with disabilities for competitive integrated employment (CIE)

Employment First Report (PDF)
The Employment First Report developed by the California’s State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Office of Disability Employment Policy
Resources for implementing Employment First.

Association of People Supporting Employment First
Employment First resources.

California Employment Consortium for Youth (CECY)
Provides products developed by CECY related to Employment First.

Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for Individuals with Disabilities
Describes the committee as a key part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Integrated Employment Toolkit
Resources for implementing integrated employment.

Your Right to Integrated Competitive Employment (PDF)
Disability Rights California describes integrated competitive employment and the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Blueprint for Success (PDF)
Massachusetts blueprint for employing individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Employment First Implementation Website
Resources provided by the Oregon Department of Education for implementing Employment First.