Meeting Agenda


Spotlight Speaker:

Growing Stronger - Annie Linton


Contact Information:
growingstronger@comcast.net
(610)637-8059
Website: www.growingstronger.info

Upcoming Training:




Resources for Transition:




Join the Conversation for Change: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/odep/ODEP20130819.htm
The U.S. departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration invite policymakers, service providers, the advocacy community and others to participate in an online dialogue to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the successful transition from school to work of youths and young adults with disabilities. The dialogue will be open May 13-27. "We must ensure that our federal programs and resources support our nation's youths and young adults with disabilities in reaching their dreams of economic empowerment and independence, and we need to hear from many people," said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. "Speaking up online can help us identify barriers as well as opportunities that may exist at the federal level and also help us develop solutions."

WE ARE BACK!! JOB CORPS IS ACCEPTING STUDENTS AGAIN!

I am very happy to be back and able to work with you and your students again! The enrollment freeze that was caused by budget woes is over and we are now excepting applications from all students. In the short term there are not as many openings as before but we will be able to serve all of your students.

I know there is not much of the school year left, but I would love to come out and speak to your clueless seniors and seniors who will not be returning in the fall. Due to the lateness in the school year, I have limited availability to speak to groups of seniors! Please schedule asap.

Looking forward to working with you all again! Thank you for your support!

Dan Moser
Job Corps Admission Counselor
Serving Berks and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania
610-372-5200
610-372-5500 fax
moser.dan@jobcorps.org



The RTC for Pathways to Positive Futures aims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination.
http://www.pathwaysrtc.pdx.edu/about.shtml


Resources for Post-Secondary Education:
AHEADD
AHEADD

Now Available in Pittsburgh, PA

College Preparation for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Learning Disability
Tuesday Evenings
6:00-8:00 pm
July 9, 2013 – August 13, 2013
Hosted at The University School, located at 5711 Howe Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Shadyside)
The Summer Bridge Program will acclimate high school students and recent graduates to the culture, design, and rigor of college. Students who have the intent or interest to pursue a 2 or 4 year, post-secondary education will benefit from this course. AERI Behavioral Health Services' college support program, AHEADD, has developed a curriculum specific to college acclimation and skill development.
Summer Bridge Program is designed for:
• Students entering the 11th or 12th grade, or recent graduates
• Students who are serious about post-secondary education
• Students who want to explore college and career options
Social Skills Targeted
Students will explore social services available in college, and will identify clubs, organizations, and activities that align with their interests. Social skill lessons include how to build positive relationships with others, dating, perspective taking, how to read body language, how to know when you are being taken advantage of, and living with a roommate. Throughout this program, students will have natural opportunities to engage in social interactions akin to those in a college setting.
Stress Management Skills Targeted
Students will learn how to self-monitor and improve emotion regulation by identifying stress management tools such as deep breathing, progressive relaxation, and counseling. Stress management lessons will include understanding physical and emotional responses to situations, knowing how to access support on campus, and recognizing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
College/Daily Living Skills Targeted
Students will be responsible for organizing and keeping track of their belongings, maintaining a clean work environment, and their personal appearance. Time management, utilizing a calendar, and mobility training will be incorporated into the weekly agenda.
Self-Advocacy Skills Targeted
Students will create a portfolio of documents and activities that will support self-advocacy. Activities will teach students how and when to disclose their diagnosis, how to ask for help, and how to maximize personal strengths.
Executive Functioning Skills Targeted
Throughout this program, students will have natural opportunities to engage in activities that require planning and sequencing. Specifically, activities in this domain aim to improve the following skills: setting goals, planning, prioritizing, organizing, initiating, self-monitoring, emotion control, and completing tasks.
Please contact Nicole Jarock at njarock@aerionline.com with questions about the course. The fee is $400.
AHEADD is a proud program of AERI Behavioral Health Services.


Resources for Employment: