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.”


Transition to Adulthood | Center for Parent Information and Resources

From the Center for Parent Information and Resources:

“Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it’s especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it.”

Click here for links to:

Learn more… Transition to Adulthood | Center for Parent Information and Resources.


Work-based Learning Webinar Series

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Description: Sponsored by NSTTAC

NSTTAC, in partnership with other organizations focused on employment of youth and young adults with disabilities, has launched a newly reorganized Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) website, accessible through NSTTAC’s website: The purpose of this website is to house resources that help link resources for work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities. The resources are organized across 8 work-based learning experience (WBLE) categories: (1) career exploration, (2) job shadowing, (3) job sampling, (4) service learning, (5) internships, (6) apprenticeships, (7) paid employment, and (8) mentoring. Within each WBLE category, resources are organized for the following audiences (1) schools, (2) businesses, (3) youth service professionals, (4) families, and (5) youth with disabilities.

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2014 Webinar Series will begin May 6. We are looking forward to these great topics:

Tuesday May 6th, 2:00 EST The Way to Work: Employment Success for Youth in Transition (Rich Luecking, TransCen, Inc)

Tuesday June 10th, 2:00 EST Work Based Learning Experiences and the Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) (Mindy Larson, NCWD-Youth)

Tuesday June 24th, 2:00 EST Work Based Learning and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): An in-depth training on the federal guidelines that must be used to established the understandings between employer, school, family and student. (Judy Imperatore, Consultant)

To attend these webinars, you DO NOT have to register and they are FREE. Simply follow these directions:

The webinar will be hosted at
Login: Choose the “enter as guest” option and type your name
And also dial in: Conference number: 1-800-201-2375 and the Participant Code: 611914

Any questions contact

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Follow NYS DCDT at NSTTAC via Twitter!

A group of us will be at the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) Capacity Building Institute from June 7-9 in Charlotte, NC.  We plan to live blog the event via Twitter.  Each time we learn something interesting or hear of an exciting idea, we’ll tweet it, using the hashtags #nsttac and #nysdcdt.  If you wish to follow our exploits and engage in a twitter-ific conversation, you can go to this website, log in with your Twitter account, follow these hashtags —  and engage in friendly dialogue!