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C.D.S.S. & Access for All. August 12, 2004 SIATech Michelle McNevin [email protected] Diane Fairchild [email protected] Disability-Related Changes in Job Corps. 1999: Announcement of the “Disability Initiative & appointment of CDDs

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C d s s access for all

C.D.S.S.&Access for All

August 12, 2004

SIATech

Michelle McNevin [email protected]

Diane Fairchild [email protected]


Disability related changes in job corps

Disability-Related Changes in Job Corps

  • 1999: Announcement of the “Disability Initiative & appointment of CDDs

  • 2000: Revised “Admission Procedures”—All centers will serve students with disabilities—not just designated centers (PRH Change)

  • 2002: Unless center physician determines that participation would be a “direct threat” to self or others…”reasonable accommodations” will be provided (PRH Change)


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Disability-Related Changes in Job Corps

  • 2002: TAG (Training Assistance Guide)

  • 2003: Phoenix JC recognized at ALPHA for creating a “model Disability Program…”

  • 2004: (PRH Change Notice 03-06) Includes revisions to include the “Disability Program” in all levels of center life, required staff trainings, and so much more…

  • On-Going: http://www.jobcorpsdisability.com/


Cdss access for all students

CDSS & Access for All Students

  • OA (Outreach and Admissions)

    • Obtain information to begin the “Accommodation Process…”

    • “How do you learn best?”

    • Not: “Will you need any special accommodations?” Most students do not understand this question.

    • Forward information to CDD for consideration of a Job Corps Accommodation Plan


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CDSS & Access for All Students

  • CPP (Career Preparation Period)

    • Learning Styles Inventories

    • How is the student smart? (Multiple Intelligences)

    • Align skills with choices

    • Provide feedback for possible Job Corps Accommodation Plan (Team Approach)

    • Forward all information to CDP staff


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CDSS & Access for All Students

  • CDP (Career Development Period)

    • Utilize “Learning Styles” information, TABE Diagnostics, and any other formal / informal information to design appropriate instruction

    • Utilize a variety of “Inclusive Teaching Strategies” to reach / teach ALL students

    • Revisit PCDP often to ensure a proper “match” of skills to trade and desired outcomes

    • Revisit JC Accommodation Plan to make adjustments if necessary (Team approach)


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CDSS & Access for All Students

  • CTP (Career Transition Period)

    • Review students’ strengths, skills, learning styles, special needs, and accomplishments to ensure proper placements

    • Work with outside agencies and resources for continued training support if needed (Dept. of Rehabilitation, Regional Centers, grant programs…)

    • Teach self-advocacy: Realistic skills, strengths, weaknesses, “ways I learn best…”


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