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Report of Regents P-12 Education/Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education and Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Committees held their scheduled meeting on December 10, 2018.  All members were present.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Improving Services and Outcomes for Students and Young Adults with Disabilities [P-12/ACCES (D) 1] – the Committee was provided with information on the Department’s collaborative work to identify and implement effective practices and professional development to improve outcomes for students and young adults with disabilities (differently abled).  Department staff discussed the 16 key State Performance Plan indicators and amendments to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which included the addition of pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) for students who are differently abled.  Pre-ETS includes job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, counseling on postsecondary options, workplace readiness training, and instruction in self-advocacy.  The Department will continue to collaborate to identify and implement effective practices and provide professional development necessary to improve services and outcomes for children and young adults who are differently abled.