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DCCIL Youth Empowered to Succeed to Present at the 2017 National Council for Independent Living (NCIL) Conference

Presenting at the 2017 NCIL Conference – Thursday, July 27, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Empowering Youth to Succeed: Succeeding at the 5th Core

This workshop will address how the District of Columbia Center for Independent Living, Inc. (DCCIL) started their youth transition services in 2013 and how the CIL collaborated with the DC Public Schools / DC Charter School System and The Designated State Entity (DSE) to implement the fifth core service (Transition) for Centers for Independent Living and fulfill RSA’s transition obligations under the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. We will review the challenges faced by our staffs as well as some of the success enjoyed.


Presented by:

Amber Keohane – Youth Transition Team Leader, DCCIL

Heyab Berhan – Independent Living Specialist, DCCIL

Shileta Gorham – Independent Living Specialist Assistant, DCCIL

Christopher Nace – DCPS office of Special Education

Willina Robson – Project Manager, DC Department on Disability Services / Rehabilitation Services Administration;


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