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It’s Never Too Early to Prepare, A Discussion of Pathways to Workforce Readiness and Employment

A disability policy event with the National Down Syndrome Congress  & American University Washington College of Law

November 4, 2019
Claudio Grossman Hall, Terrace Level, Yuma Building
4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

5:30-6:15 Opening Reception with heavy appetizers and cash bar, roundtable sharing sessions from self-advocates
6:15-6:30 Welcome from AU WCL and NDSC
6:30-7:15 Panel 1
7:15-8:00 Panel 2

$21 per person – AU WCL Students/Staff no charge

Panel Descriptions

Panel 1:

Educational policies that successfully prepare students for transition to competitive integrated employment. The conversation will highlight key policies from early childhood through postsecondary education that support high academic success, balanced with practical skill development, therefore increasing opportunities real jobs with real pay in the community.

Panel 2:

The state of employment policy impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and future policy change. Highlighted topics will include: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and capacity building for competitive integrated employment.

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