Webinar on the the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act: Implications for Secondary Transition and Persons with Disabilities

From NSTTAC: “Congress has reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020 now titled ‘Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’ (WIOA). President Obama stated that the bill ‘will help workers, including workers with disabilities, access employment, education, job-driven training, and support services that give them the chance to advance their careers and secure the good jobs of the future.’ Please click here to access the Brief that describes the new WIOA legislation.

NSTTAC’s Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) will be hosting a webinar, led by Curtis Richards with the Institute for Educational Leadership, explaining the new WIOA on November 19 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern)

Please join us at the time of the webinar by logging in at and listening through your computer speakers. You may have the system ‘dial out’ to your phone number – or you may call 1-877-512-6886 and enter conference ID 145 430 4088 for audio by phone.”


NCWD/Youth Releases Three Youth in Action Tip Sheets for Young People

NCWD/Youth just released Youth in Action! Tip Sheets on their web site. They are youth-friendly, step-by-step guides and related resources to work on transition goals. Three of these are:

Leading Your Transition Planning

Getting Involved in Volunteering

Participating in Internships and Other Work-Based Learning Experiences<

See these and other Tip Sheets under "Publications"….Youth in Action.


Symmetrical Identities | NCWD/Youth

From the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth:

“In celebration of Black History Month, student and guest blogger Keri Gray shares her experiences with identity and disclosure within the African-American and disability communities. Disclosure is a personal decision for youth with disabilities. The The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities and the video companion can help youth understand the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure in a variety of settings including at work, at school, and in social situations.”

Read the full article… Symmetrical Identities | NCWD/Youth – The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth.