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Special Educators Employment First Summit

Twelve metro area school districts (100 participants) attended the Employment First Summit event at the Minnesota Department of Education on April 11. The event was sponsored by the Employment First Coalition of which the AuSM is a member. A portion of AuSM's Bush Foundation Community Innovations Grant was used to host this event. Additional funding from the grant will be used over the next year to support this 12 school district learning community in their efforts to improve employment outcomes.    

Participants received information about the Minnesota Olmstead Plan, State & National Employment Trends for Youth with Disabilities, Disability Benefits (DB 101)/Disability Linkage Line, Person Centered Employment Strategies, and Family Engagement. Schools left with an action plan to implement in their school districts.