The Arc of Washington State

Project Name: Jobs @ 21 Partnership

Contact Information:
Sue Elliot
(360) 357-5596
2638 State Avenue North
Olympia, WA 98506
Sue@arcwa.org
http://www.arcwa.org

Project Goals

The Arc of Washington State’s Jobs @ 21 Partnership Project seeks to ensure special education teachers and parents have information to help young adults with developmental disabilities access gainful employment.

Project Description

The project will have three focuses: 1) train parents about the IEP and transition process; 2) provide scholarships for interested special education teachers to attend the Employment Professional Certificate Program; and 3) provide information to state elected officials about the importance of funding supported employment once students graduate from high school.

We will collaborate with the state Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Highline Community College, and local parent groups to meet our project activities.