Intersection 2004

Issue 10 v.1, No. 10, December 17, 2004.

IDEA is revised, read more a more complete description of the major provisions of the new special education law. The EEOC youth website is unveiled. The Department of Labor announces youth employment rules.

Issue 9 v.1, No. 9, November 22, 2004.

Details two additions to the legislative section of the website: the extended Assistive Technology Act (ATA) and a more detailed explanation of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Two new Spanish versions of our brochures are available. The EEOC released a new fact sheet on the employment rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Take the KSA Questionnaire and find out about National Inclusive Schools Week happening in December.

Issue 8 v.1, No. 8, October 28, 2004.

Read new information about how assessments can be used effectively to help youth in their transition to adulthood. Good assessments focus on individuals and their abilities, not their perceived deficits. Assessments are important to organizations and programs in determining a person’s eligibility for services and in documenting program goals. Also highlighted in this issue are news about the Assistive Technology Act that was just signed into law and information on making NCLB work for children who struggle to learn.

Issue 7 v.1, No. 7, October 15, 2004.

This NCWD/Youth publication is designed for staff working in One-Stop centers and youth and adult service providers. It explains what can and cannot be asked about someone's disability. Treatment of people with disabilities must not be based on assumptions, myths, and stereotypes about disabilities. Disability-related inquiries, when permissible, must be approached with respect, dignity, and confidentiality.

Issue 6 v.1, No. 6, September 30, 2004.

Several studies suggest 50% to 80% of workforce development program participants have learning disabilities (LD). Therefore, for this population alone, youth service practitioners need a working knowledge of how to identify and screen for hidden disabilities; assure that appropriate formal diagnosis occurs, if needed; and ensure that appropriate accommodations and support services are provided in the career preparation process. To assist in these efforts, NCWD/Youth has produced a new publication Career Planning Begins with Assessment: A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational and Career Development Challenges.

Issue 5 v.1, No. 5, August 20, 2004.

The Assessment Guide includes information on selecting career-related assessments, determining when to refer youth for additional assessment, accommodations, and legal and ethical issues in testing.  Also, the ETA is asking for comments on the establishment of a single, streamlined reporting and recordkeeping system to replace the current data collection and reporting requirements for 12 employment and training programs.

Issue 4 v.1, No. 4, July 29, 2004.

In this issue of Intersection, find out why Youth Development is at the core of all effective youth programs. Read about improving learning for struggling students in a new self-assessment guide from the National Youth Employment Coalition. 

Issue 3 v.1, No. 3, July 2, 2004.

In this issue of Intersection, find out why Youth Development is at the core of all effective youth programs. Read about improving learning for struggling students in a new self-assessment guide from the National Youth Employment Coalition. 

Issue 2 v.1, No. 2, June 10, 2004.

Find out what "Intermediaries" are and how they meet the needs of businesses and job-seekers.  Also, read about why Preparatory Experiences are essential for youth in developing aspirations and making informed choices about careers. 

Issue 1 v.1, No. 1, May 17, 2004.

What components make a youth program successful?  How to apply for the 2004 New Freedom Initiatives Award?  What is NCWD/Youth?  Find answers to all these questions in our inaugural issue of Intersection

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