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Title: Transition news
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Creator: Division of Developmental Pediatrics, College of Medicine - Jacksonville, University of Florida
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Creation Date: January 2009
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Special points of interest:

* Health Insurance for All

* Florida Youth Leadership
Forum

* ODEP releases new fact
sheets for parents, youth,
and employers

* Free Cell Phones

* 18 Agencies Meet on Jobs
for PWD

* US Census Releases Data
on Americans with Disabili-
ties

* Starbucks-Information
Disability Posters

* Interactive website for par-
ents and youth in transition


New Fact Sheets That Provide
Disability Employment Infor-
mation for Parents. Youth and
Employers
Creating a Path to Employment:
Tips for Parents with Children
with Disabilities
http://www.dol.gov/odep/
documents/
creating path to Employment.pdf

Essential Skills to Getting a Job:
What Young People with Disabili-
ties Need to Know
http://www.dol.gov/odep/
documents/
essential job skills.pdf

Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce:
Including Talents of Young Peo-
ple with Disabilities
http://www.dol.gov/odep/
documents/
shap-


Transition News


January, 2009


Health Insurance for All Through Blue Cross Blue Shield:
http://www.bcbsfl.com


Applications Now Open for the Florida Youth Leadership Forum


Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:00 pm

The application process is now
open for first-time delegates
to the Florida Youth Leader-
ship Forum. The YLF is an an-
nual career and leadership
training program that is both
educational and motivational.
Sponsored annually by The
Able Trust, the YLF brings to-
gether rising high school jun-
iors and seniors each summer
to spend a long weekend in
Tallahassee learning about
community and academic re-
sources, disability history, ca-
reer options and personal
leadership. They also take part
in social activities which en-
able them to network, learn
from each other and build
friendships that will last a life-
time.
The YLF is one of three youth


programs of The Able Trust
that works to reduce the drop-
out rate of youth with disabili-
ties and improve their partici-
pation in employment related
activities. These programs
focus on building self-esteem,
developing personal leader-
ship skills and preparing
young adults with disabilities
for life beyond high school.

Applications will not be ac-
cepted if not postmarked by
January 31, 2009. For an appli-
cation:
http://www.abletrust.org/
ylf/2009YLFDelegateApplicatio
n2.pdf
more information:
http://www.abletrust.ora/vlf/


Sharing Information That Matters


Starbucks Offers Disability
Info Posters
What US consumer group is 54
million people strong and has $1
Trillion in spending power? Star-
bucks has a poster campaign
designed to educate their staff
and others on a few basic disabil-
ity facts such as the question
above.
You can download the pdf file
from the Washington Business
Leadership Network.
The pdf file has spaces in the
title, so use this url address:
http://wsbln.org/07%20Poster%
20Campaign%20sm.pdf


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CO LLI(l OF MEDICINE JACKSONVIL.I:
DIVISION OF DEVEL'OPMEN FAL I'PDIAI RICS


Free Cellphone and Minutes for Income Eligible Floridians

Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:56 pm service, a free cell phone, and
SafeLink Wireless is a govern- free minutes every month.
ment supported program that
provides a free cell phone and For more information:
airtime each month for income https:/
-eligible customers. www.safelinkwireless.com/
EnrollmentPublic/Home.aspx
Through their Lifeline Service
you will receive free cellular








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College of Medicine Jacksonville
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities


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Jacksonville, FL 32217


Contact: Anne Wilson
Phone:(904) B33-07B4
Fax: (904) G33-0751
E-mail: anne.wilsonnjax.ufl.edu






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New Work Group of 18 Agencies Meet on Jobs for PWD


Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:23 pm
A U.S. Department of Labor-led interagency work group to increase the number of people with
disabilities in the federal workforce was formed this month as part of a continuing commitment
to encouraging opportunities for workers with disabilities. The initiative was established by Dis-
ability Employment Policy Assistant Secretary of Labor Neil Romano, resulting in 18 federal
agencies sending representatives to the initial working meeting.

The 40 attendees participated in discussions and heard presentations on comprehensive cen-
tralized accommodations funding programs; tools for recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing
people with disabilities in the federal workforce; and leadership and innovative practices in fed-
eral employment for people with disabilities.

For more information: http://www.dol. ov/opa/media/press/odep/odep20090062.htm


US Census Releases Data on Americans with Disabilities


Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:01 pm
About one in five U.S. resi-
dents -19 percent re-
ported some level of dis-
ability in 2005, according to
a U.S. Census Bureau report
released December 18.
These 54.4 million Ameri-
cans are roughly equal to
the combined total popula-
tions of California and Flor-
ida. Both the number and
percentage of people with
disabilities were higher than
in 2002, the last time the
Census Bureau collected
such information. At that
time, 51.2 million, or 18
percent, reported a disabil-
ity.

Among those with a dis-
ability, 35 million, or 12
percent of the population,
were classified as having a
severe disability. Among
people 25 to 64 with a se-


vere disability, 27 percent
were in poverty, compared
with 12 percent for people
with a nonsevere disability
and 9 percent for those with-
out a disability. Median
monthly earnings were $1,458
for people with a severe dis-
ability, $2,250 for people with
a nonsevere disability and
$2,539 for those with no dis-
ability.

Nearly half (46 percent) of
people age 21 to 64 with a
disability were employed,
compared with 84 percent of
people in this age group with-
out a disability. Among those
with disabilities, 31 percent
with severe disabilities and 75
percent with nonsevere dis-
abilities were employed.

A portion of people with dis-
abilities -- 11 million age 6
and older -- needed personal


assistance with everyday ac-
tivities. These activities include
such tasks as getting around
inside the home, taking a bath
or shower, preparing meals
and performing light house-
work.

For more information:
http:II
bb.flsupportedemployment.com/
phpBB3/viewtopic.php?


CBS Evening News Runs Fea-
ture Story on Supported
Employment

On January 4, CBS Evening News
ran a two minute feature story on
the promise of supported employ-
ment for people with mental ill-
ness. Narrated by medical corre-
spondent Dr. Jon LaPook, the
story cites how supported em-
ployment "not only dramatically
lowers unemployment, but also fos-
ters self-respect."
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/04/
eveningnews/main4697774.shtml


Good interactive website for students and parents in transition: http://www.fvitransition.org


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