School-to-Work (STW) has been a long time collaboration among the DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), local school districts, employment agencies, and 7 county DD programs to ensure students with significant developmental disabilities successfully transition from school to the workforce.
The main reason STW has been successful is it was an organized process of all parties working together. (DVR, employment providers, schools, families, students with disabilities and counties)
DVR has decided to cancel this program with no plans to replicate this process to ensure the success of students with significant disabilities obtaining employment.
Please ask Governor Inslee and his Public Policy Advisor, Jason McGill, to direct DVR to reconsider their decision or establish something that ensures students with significant disabilities are not left behind.
If you or someone you know has used this program or if you are planning to in the near future, please share your story.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
School-to-Work Program In Trouble
From The Arc of Washington State:
Posted by Melissa Westbrook at 8:37 AM