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1 Mission Valley SELPA’s Transition Information Night February 4 th 2015 Abilities Aspirations Access Welcome to

2 Transition Considerations and Related Activities Academic Independent Living Health Employment Social ~ Recreational Legal

3 Special Thanks to All for coming! Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation Job Corps MVROP (Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program) Tri-City Volunteers Fremont Adult School Ohlone College Cypress Mandela Training Alameda County Transportation BORP (Adaptive Sports & Recreation) EvoLibri (Neurodiversity Counseling)

4 Presenters, Agencies & Vendors Brief Descriptions...

5 Transition Partnership Program (TPP) STAFF Christopher Crone Assistant Director of FUSD, Special Education TPP/WorkAbility Program Manager Rosa Burciaga, Lead Case Manager Workability/TPP/NPS Paula Guerrero, Employment Specialist American/Newark/COIL Eddie Tostado, Employment Specialist Irvington/James Logan Manjit Dhillon, Employment Specialist Washington/Kennedy David Vargas, Employment Specialist MSJ/Robertson/MS WorkAbility Gene Viens, Deparment of Rehabilitation ( DOR) Counselor Transition Partnership Program (TPP)

6 The program’s primary focus is to serve high school students in special education who are interested in obtaining an entry-level job after high school. *Post-secondary vocational training may be considered if approved by the DOR Counselor. The TPP staff works closely with the DOR Counselor to provide continuous support to students (after eligibility) to make sure the employment goals are achieved. The Transition Partnership Program (TPP) is a partnership program with the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and the Fremont, Newark, and New Haven Unified School Districts.

7 Transition Partnership Program (TPP) -continued Counseling and Guidance Assistive Technology Vocational Evaluation Transportation Allowance What Services are Available from the Department of Rehabilitation? *Some of these services are based on your ability to pay. Outside benefits will be used when available (i.e., Financial Aid). Job Search Placement Services Referrals to other s Work Clothes, Tools & Equipment

8 WorkAbility STAFF DEBORAH MELLO- Career College Specialist WorkAbility (High School & Middle School) Irvington/MSJ/COIL/Horner TERRY VALENCIA- Career College Specialist WorkAbility (High School & Middle School) American/Kennedy/Robertson & Walters LORRAINE NEIRA- Career College Specialist WorkAbility - High School James Logan, Conley-Caraballo High Schools, NH Adult School DANIELLE CRANON - Career College Specialist WorkAbility - High School Newark Memorial High School

9 WorkAbility Program WorkAbility provides pre–employment skills training for high school students in special education. It is designed to promote career awareness and preparation while students are completing their high school requirements. WorkAbility can assist students with decisions regarding career goals and preparation for the world of work, as well as, provide ongoing support and guidance. WorkAbility is funded by the California State Department of Education, Special Education Division. Career Information Job Readiness Skill Job Referrals College Connections Transition Planning Interagency Referrals Assessment of Interests Assessment of interests Self-Advocacy/Self Determination

10 Department of Rehabilitation(DOR) What is the Department of Rehabilitation? The Department of Rehabilitation is a state agency that assists adults with disabilities to find employment and to live independently in their communities. What Services are Available from the Department of Rehabilitation? Counseling and Guidance Job Search Assistive Technology Placement Services Vocational Evaluation Referrals to other agencies Transportation Allowance Work Clothes, Tools, Equipment Some of these services are based on your ability to pay. Outside benefits will be used when available (i.e., Financial Aid).

11 Our Mission, our Passion to provide comprehensive services which enrich the lives of neurodiverse individuals throughout their lifetime. We are located in Santa Clara, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, and are dedicated to enriching the lives of our neurodiverse clientele.

12 About The Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Centers in Newark and Fremont are a publicly-funded resource for jobs, education, training, and business development in Newark, Union City, and Fremont. Mission Connecting people with employment and training opportunities to empower the individual and strengthen the local economy. Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center Business Services Community Organization Educational Organization To learn about our ONE-STOP CAREER CENTERS call: EBWORKS /

13 Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life to eligible young people, at least 16 years of age, who qualify as low income. Call (800) 733-JOBS or (800)

14 Mission Valley ROP Leader In Career Technical Education Mission Valley ROP is a provider of career training for high tech, high pay and high demand fields! In existence for over forty years, MVROP has been instrumental in preparing students for successful business, medical, and technical careers. Operating under a partnership with Fremont, New Haven, and Newark Unified School Districts, approximately 4,000 students (adult and high school) participate each year in ROP’s exemplary educational programs. What We Do! Phone: Stevenson Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538

15 CHRISTOPHER CRONE Transition Program Manager DO Phone: ext FAX DO Office Location: District Office ROSA BURCIAGA - TPP & WorkAbility Lead Case Manager WA Middle School/Washington/TPP/NPS Phone: ext FAX: Office Location: District Office MANJIT DHILLON - TPP Job Coach/Job Developer Washington/Kennedy High/NPS Phone: ext: FAX: DO Office Location: Robertson High School DEBBY MELLO - WorkAbility (High & Mdle Sch.) Career College Specialist Irvington/MSJ/COIL Phone: ext FAX: Office Location: District Office EDDIE TOSTADO - TPP Job Coach/Job Developer Irvington/James Logan Phone: ext FAX: DO Office Location: Irvington High School Rm TERRY VALENCIA - WorkAbility (High & Mdle Sch.) Career College Specialist American/Kennedy/Robertson Phone: ext FAX: Office Location: Robertson High School PAULA GUERRERO - TPP Job Coach/Job Developer American/Newark/COIL Phone: ext FAX: DO Office Location: Robertson High School LORRAINE NEIRA - WorkAbility James Logan, Conley-Caraballo HS, NH Adult School Phone: ext FAX: Office Location: James Logan High School DAVID C. VARGAS - TPP & WorkAbility Job Coach/Job Developer Middle Schools/Washington/Mission High/Robertson Phone: ext FAX: DO Office Location: Robertson High School DANIELLE CRANON - WorkAbility Newark Memorial High School Phone: FAX: Office Location: Newark Memorial High School Transition Partnership Program (TPP) WorkAbility Program & Contact Information


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