To celebrate the start of October as
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
“Successes of Youth with Disabilities Transitioning from School to Competitive Integrated Employment”
Wednesday, September 26, 2018,1:30 PM ET
Longworth House Office Building, HR 1310
15 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC
The briefing is presented by the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination and the National Council on Disability,
in collaboration with Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA).
Come learn about how states are helping youth with disabilities succeed as they transition from high school and enter the general workforce. Hear from people with disabilities and their families about why competitive integrated employment is so important to them, including Van Berg and his father Jeffrey and Yasmine Faith Harrison and her mother Greta.
State speakers include Marissa Catalon, Deputy Director and Katie Howe Director of Program Integrity, from Delaware Division of Developmental Disability Services and B.J. Dernbach, Assistant Deputy Secretary Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. NCD Chairman Neil Romano will provide opening remarks.
Special guest: Dan Habib, nationally recognized filmmaker, sharing a clip from his new INTELLIGENT LIVES project, highlighting the experiences of people with disabilities transitioning from school to work.