Webinars

CAPE-Youth has held a number of webinars to discuss key issues related to supporting youth and young adults with disabilities in their transitions to employment and/or post-secondary education. These include:

Financial Empowerment Webinar

This webinar addresses ways that states can promote financial empowerment for Y&YAD transitioning into adulthood by providing greater access to tools for economic self-sufficiency, enhancing financial literacy education models, and leveraging federal programs and partnerships.   

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State Policies to Improve Mental Health and Employment for Youth with Marginalized Racial Identities​

This webinar discusses key considerations to help states support youth and young adults with marginalized racial identities by expanding culturally responsive mental health care, increasing access to mental health supports, and embedding mental health programs into workforce systems.  

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Unlocking the Potential of WIOA Title I–An Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

This webinar highlights the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), landmark legislation designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans – including youth and others with significant barriers to employment – into high-quality jobs and careers. View Presentation Slides

Transition Services & Activities for Justice-Involved Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities

During the webinar, attendees will explore an overview of approaches states can take to promote rehabilitation and recovery practices that improve long-term opportunities for justice-involved Y&YADs. Additionally, experts will discuss educational and economic supports that improve employment outcomes for youth exiting the justice system. It also highlights exemplary programs supporting justice involved youth in Oregon, California, and South Carolina.

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Guideposts for Success: States Engaging Employers through Policy

This webinar highlights effective policies and business practices to support increased employment opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities; provides a series of examples of promising and evidence-based practices to advance employment; and provides insight from employers on effective employer engagement strategies.

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Navigation and Use of the CAPE-Youth Website

This webinar highlights new features of the CAPE-Youth website and how policymakers and state agencies can use its resources to best serve youth and young adults with disabilities.

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Expanding Apprenticeships as a Career Pathway for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

This webinar highlights the benefits of apprenticeships and provides an overview of approaches states can take to design and implement pre-apprenticeships and registered and non-registered apprenticeship programs as viable career pathways for career seekers with disabilities.

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Apprenticeship Intermediary Webinar

This webinar provides a brief overview of inclusive apprenticeships and feature speakers from apprenticeship intermediaries who discuss their advancement efforts and best practices to ensure apprenticeships are inclusive of Y&YAD.

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Supporting Youth with Disabilities in Employment through COVID-19

This webinar presents key considerations for policymakers to consider to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic downturn on employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. It showcases projects from Texas, Oregon, and Hawaii as promising and emerging practices.

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Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities and Other Intersecting Identities

This webinar provides an overview of approaches states can take to design and implement programs that address the employment needs of Y&YADs with intersecting identities (e.g., those belonging to the LGBTQ+ community or who are involved in the justice system) and leverage their unique strengths.

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State Strategies for Leveraging Specialty Care Services

This webinar provides an overview of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) programs for young adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis, and provides information on a CSC program at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. It further discusses how states can fund CSC.

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Promoting Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities

This webinar discusses state strategies for maintaining and increasing participation and performance of students with disabilities in career and technical education (CTE), and features speakers from the PIPEline to Career Success for Students with Disabilities Project, Washington state, and Idaho.

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Trauma-Informed Policy Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

This webinar discusses the pervasive nature of trauma and adverse childhood experiences among youth and young adults with disabilities and explores how trauma-informed care practices can be applied to workforce systems to help decrease barriers to employment for youth with histories of trauma.

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Funding Mental Health Service Delivery for Youth with First Episode of Psychosis

This webinar addresses effective practices and funds that state and local policymakers can use for Coordinated Specialty Care service delivery, including supported education and employment, for the estimated 115,000 individuals who experience a first episode of psychosis annually.

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