Carbon Lehigh Transitions Coordinating Council
BELOW ARE MEETING DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS
Thursday, October 13, 2016: (Transportation Office, Walnutport)
The D.R.E.A.M. Partnership was formed by parents and professionals in Central Pennsylvania who have extensive knowledge related to students with intellectual disabilities and postsecondary education. There are limited options for students with intellectual disabilities after high school, but we want to change that. College is an option and the D.R.E.A.M. Partnership can help students with intellectual disabilities live their dream, after high school and beyond.
The D.R.E.A.M. Partnership will establish a network of colleges in the state of Pennsylvania that will provide educational opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities through a two-year certificate program that leads to competitive employment and independent living.
Thursday, December 15, 2016: (Central Office, Schnecksville, Rooms D & E)
Discovery is an alternative vocational assessment. It provides, in a non-traditional, common- sense form, the information needed to determine the individual’s conditions for success, interests towards an aspect of the job market and potential contributions to employer for any person with complex life issues. When Discovery is finished, a profile will be completed. The profile can be used by schools, vocational counselors, supported employment providers, etc. to assist the person to seek a job which matches her/his interests, conditions for success and at which they can contribute to the work place in a meaningful way. Discovery itself does not represent employment, but rather the first step in the customized employment process.
Mr. Ronald Schaeffer, Admissions Counselor from Job Corps
Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income. A voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education.
Job Corps offers hands-on training in more than 100 career technical areas, including: automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business services, health care, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, renewable resources, and many more. All training programs are aligned with industry certifications and are designed to meet the requirements of today's careers.
Job Corps also offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a GED for those youth who don't have either. For youth who already have a high school diploma, Job Corps can help them prepare for college through partnerships with local colleges. Resources are also available for English Language Learners.
Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered to all Job Corps students in order to help them make the transition into the workplace.
Thursday, February 16, 2017: (Central Office, Schnecksville, Rooms D & E)
ARCIL supports The Disability Action Crew, three advocacy groups made up of individuals from Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties. Working as a team, they strive toward the resolution of problems affecting independent living for residents with ALL types of disabilities. The Disability Action Crews in collaboration with ARCIL are diligently working to promote Emergency Preparedness & Response in the community. Empowering people with disabilities and 1st Responders to work together toward a safer and more prepared community is ARCIL’s ultimate goal.
Project Activities include...
Snow date: Thursday, February 23, 2017: (Transportation Office, Walnutport)
Thursday, April 20, 2017: (Central Office, Schnecksville, Rooms D/E)
Ali Hrasok, Leadership Development Coordinator from LVCIL will present on your role as parent, educator, and/or agency representative in the development of self-determination and self- advocacy skills along with focusing on youth led activities.
his presentation will review what it means to be an adult ally to the youth that we work with and how to utilize this relationship to build their self-determination and self-advocacy skills. It will include interactive discussions on the youth perspective and what you can do in the short-term and long-term in your everyday activities to help assist in this development process. Lastly, I will be discussing the Leadership in Schools Project, and how it can help develop these and other leadership skills in the students you work with.
Ronnie Blaufarb, Financial Services Representative, Financial Adviser and Special Care Planner, Craig Muschko and Dianne Machinist, Certified Special Care planners and Financial Advisors from PennWood Financial Group will provide a workshop on Your Dependent With Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure.
Families with children and other dependents with special needs, no matter what the age or disability, face many serious questions about how to best prepare for their future well-being. This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating Special Needs Trusts and the importance of a Will. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved one’s well-being today and tomorrow.
The Council is open to everyone!!