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Amy Wall
18:14
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Amy Wall
19:35
Today’s materials are posted on the DDS website at: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/stakeholder-events/
Amy Wall
19:50
La presentación de hoy se publicará en el sitio web del DDS en: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/ds-task-force/
Amy Wall
23:36
Comments? Questions? Email WorkServices@dds.ca.gov¿Comentarios? ¿Preguntas? Mande su correo electrónico a WorkServices@dds.ca.gov
Beth Burt
33:10
I would be curious if the EDD data can be limited to ages 22-64 to determine what part of this population are students in Workability or TPP programs.
Taylor Collison
37:55
Link to the dashboard - https://www.dds.ca.gov/rc/nci/nci-interactive-dashboard/in-person-survey-ips/
Pamela Scarano
50:25
I believe the information that Will Sanford brought up is important to look at: Can the PIP and CIE data, be sliced by supporting Service Code rather than Regional Center? As PIP and CIE are both sub-codes within vendored Service codes?
Michael Luna
01:15:45
What innovative strategies and practices do we recommend for increasing paid work experiences and employment for people with developmental disabilities?
Jessica Grove (she/her)
01:16:02
jessica.grove@dor.ca.gov, dsei@dor.ca.gov
Michael Luna
01:17:31
1. Where are we strong, what exists that is helping people with DD getting jobs?
Jessica Grove (she/her)
01:18:16
Thank you for letting me present to you today. If you would like to receive the surveys we have developed, please send an email to the dsei@dor.ca.gov email inbox. We have one for feedback on what would draw you to a business, and one for businesses on what would incentive them to participate.
Beth Burt
01:19:02
There is infrastructure in place (albeit needs to be updated) and the state has invested in Employment First including training and new expectations.
Jessica Grove (she/her)
01:19:04
Rebecca Lienhard, would love to see anything you have to share.
Eric Zigman
01:19:31
Supported Employment (and Customized Employment) have demonstated track record of working to get people employed and supported. It has been underfunded for 30 years. Other states fund job coaching, for, example at much higher rates.
Pamela Scarano
01:20:22
Assessment/Discovery and specific training that helps people get past barriers to gainfully get employment opportunities.
Rosalinda Garcia
01:20:23
We are strong in making this a priority. We are building strong infrastructure and building relationships in the community to support our cause.
Michael Luna
01:21:48
What would make those initiatives even better?
Rosalinda Garcia
01:22:10
Understanding the current business environment so we can best tailor the program to not only meet the need of the consumer but the business as well.
Beth Burt
01:22:40
Better data collection, better funding for person-centered outcomes, innovative funding and support for remote work, self-employment, innovation for transportation providers
Nick Wavrin
01:22:57
There is a real need for technological literacy – ensuring that individuals with ID/DD have access to technology and training opportunities to become familiar with the latest (and expected) online skills and resources
Rosalinda Garcia
01:23:13
We also need to do a better job on sensitivity training of the employers and their staff to accept a diverse co-worker.
Arturo Cazares
01:24:14
We need new service models developed to support persons with all needs. With that, we need to provide vendors with rates that will allow them to offer competitive wages for staff with the knolwdge and skills needed to support individuals who have previously been "determined" to not be ready for employment.
Rosalinda Garcia
01:24:23
Improve the process through service coordination to inspire clients to pursue employment.
Ken Gomez
01:24:51
Agreed. Technical literacy can create a pathway to jobs with virtual options. This approach can help mitigate transportation issues.
Eric Zigman
01:24:53
We should investigate other states that use "tiered" funding structures to compensate support providers more if they serve those with more complicated and/or severe disabilities . As the Lanterman Act says, we should be serving those (in Employment (and in all services) ) "regardless of severity of disability"
Vivian Haun
01:25:13
What would make initiatives better: Grants should prioritize partnerships. Because so many barriers have to do with siloes/piecemeal approaches across the state, consider giving "points" to grant proposals from multiple organizations who have thought through strong ideas that emphasize cross-sector/interagency collaboration
Arturo Cazares
01:25:27
We need to develop a legitimate micro-enterprise service model to appropriately support individuals seeking to develop their own business.
Michael Luna
01:25:28
3. WHAT IS EMERGING IN OUR COMMUNITIES, IN THE STATE, WITHIN OUR NATION, THAT WE COULD CAPITALIZE ON TO INCREASE EMPLOYMENT?
Rosalinda Garcia
01:25:41
Work from home options
Sara Murphy
01:25:49
Employer engagement that focuses on addressing business needs and adding value - improving workflow and supporting key staff-- combined with discovery, Customized Employment. Not just promoting the idea of "hiring people with disabilities"
Beth Burt
01:26:20
Yes Rosalinda, remote work could fit for many in our community
Rosalinda Garcia
01:27:15
Agreed. Placing people with disabilities in the workforce is much more than a social service need.
Mark Melanson
01:28:30
Thank you Carl!
Nick Wavrin
01:29:54
This is really great input, Austin
Beth Burt
01:30:02
Great point Carl, more funding for job exploration
Michael Luna
01:30:48
4. WHAT CHALLENGES DO WE FORESEE? WHAT ARE THE LARGER EXTERNAL BARRIERS THAT MAY IMPACT OUR IDEAS?
Katherine Sanders
01:31:18
Continued staffing crisis.
Nick Wavrin
01:31:30
Yes, Katherine
Sara Murphy
01:31:31
AI-- and the automation of jobs
Arturo Cazares
01:31:38
Social Security needs modernization
Pamela Scarano
01:31:38
Assess the whole person when it comes to employment opportunities. The relationship that is built with employers by job developer is crucial to get opportunities to exist. Assess how hiring disabled can benefit the employer.
Mark Melanson
01:31:40
Workforce
Rosalinda Garcia
01:31:44
Employment is more than just the skill set to do a particular job/task. Employment is also the ability to manage a social environment and being able to contribute at that level.
Crystal Nevosh
01:32:15
Public safety. Safety in public transportation, etc.
Mark Melanson
01:33:10
Communication access in Competitive Integrated Employment. ASL interpreters (AS Carl highlighted)
Eric Zigman
01:33:21
Totally agree with Arturo regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts must understand Disability and Disability culture in their programs and organizational change processes. We should be developing a more expansive way to helping employers manage and benefit from diversity.
Rosalinda Garcia
01:33:34
Our goal needs to be inclusive of ensuring our clients are supported in joining and participating in the social aspect of their jobs
Michael Luna
01:33:36
5. WHAT MIGHT WE WANT THESE GRANTS TO FOCUS ON? WHAT DO WE RECOMMEND?
Dr. Lawrence Fung
01:34:14
Pandemic - what are the obstacles?Engage with employers;Engage with service providers;Incentives to job coaches
Eric Zigman
01:34:33
Be open to grants targeting All sizes of employers - remember a lot of employment happens with small to medium employers
Arturo Cazares
01:34:36
Employment opportunities for ALL persons
Vivian Haun
01:35:31
Great ideas, Jackie
Sara Murphy
01:35:33
Training job developers and coaches on Lean and other business principles and customized employment methods
Arturo Cazares
01:36:00
Not just focusing on unemployment, but also underemployment.
Vivian Haun
01:36:21
Yes, I agree with Sara too
Rosalinda Garcia
01:36:29
My recommendation would be to use some funds for peer sensitivity training. We invest on outside job coaches but we need someone from the inside to help support our clients in integrating them into the work force. A peer mentor program that will include a type of train the trainer approach. Basically the peer mentor would guide our clients through integration into the employee groups and support the existing employees and how to be inclusive and sensitive to the needs of our clients.
Beth Burt
01:36:33
We also have a large number of people who are sitting at home, not doing anything. Focus needs to be on all populations, not just those who are in workshops currently. There are a lot of people who have unmet needs. Would like to see funding around remote work and career development/job exploration in different fields
Eric Zigman
01:37:17
Have a project to demonstrate how business can be incented (and/or compensated for) to develop expertise in supporting their own employees with disabilities- more natural than external job coach on an occasional basis
Sara Murphy
01:37:39
Creating wrap around services to address social barriers and encourage the idea of employment- provide work-based learning opportunities and discovery opportunities through Community training/Day services.
Vivian Haun
01:37:51
Rosalinda-- yes! There are many ways to incentivize more and better use of peer/natural supports in workplaces.
Pamela Scarano
01:37:53
Great points made by Harry Bruell: Challenges: Equity (no incentives to support people with greater needs or to place in more career-oriented jobs for more hours), Access, and Independence (current payment for job coaches incentivizes providers to maximize coaching rather than maximizing independence - consider paying for hours worked by individual rather than hours coached)
Beth Burt
01:38:17
Allow for flexible funding for transportation to be included in grant
Katherine Sanders
01:38:35
Grants for benefits planning and support.
Vivian Haun
01:38:49
Yes to Beth-- finding ways to bundle transportation would be great.
Eric Zigman
01:39:38
Yes, totally agree with Katherine. Benefits Planning is very important
Mark Melanson
01:39:49
CARF accreditation is also a barrier. High costs with little return on investments.
Pamela Scarano
01:40:00
Great point Carole Watilo
Michael Luna
01:40:33
6. WHICH OF THE IDEAS THAT YOU HAVE HEARD AND SHARED DO YOU THINK WOULD HAVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES?
Arturo Cazares
01:41:00
Customized Employment- we need a service code and regs to guide this statewide
Rebecca LaBoriel
01:41:22
agreed Arturo!!!
Vivian Haun
01:41:22
Yes Arturo!
Beth Burt
01:41:35
I think you need to acknowledge the different sub-populations within our community. Each may have things which would have a bigger impact.
Lisa Kleinbub
01:41:45
Agree with increased and thoughtful supports for those with more extensive needs
Eric Zigman
01:42:37
Great comment, Rosalinda. thank you
Pamela Scarano
01:42:47
Very important point Marty: uestion - depending on the person it is about a career - sometimes depending on the person and circumstances it might be a job (ie the need to pay rent or food) that is crucial regardless if the job fits in one's career goals. We all have had to do that in our lives. So how do we make sure we take that difference into account (answer: whole person and look at the individual - meaning person centered)
Rosalinda Garcia
01:44:00
Thank you to all for your time and effort today. So great to be a part of a community focused on such important work. Appreciate you ALL!
Sara Murphy
01:44:07
Braiding and creating wrap around supports to address social barrier and enouragae the idea of CIE
Pamela Scarano
01:44:07
Thank you
Mark Melanson
01:44:08
Thanks!