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Y-TAC’s Virtual Convening – Day 1

January 14, 2020

Female youth working on a computer with the assistance of a female adult

The Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC) invites you to attend

its Virtual Convening on Engaging Out-of-School and Other Opportunity Youth* in VR Services.


When: January 14 & January 16, 2020 from 1 pm – 5 pm ET each day

Where: Online via Adobe Connect (more information coming soon)

Who should attend: VR professionals, including VR counselors, VR agency administrators, and community rehabilitation providers

Cost: There is no cost to attend

Purpose: Build capacity to find and engage youth with disabilities who are no longer in school and not employed or who face barriers to employment such as involvement with justice systems, connection to the child welfare system, and experiences with homelessness.


During the convening, attendees will learn from and engage in discussions with youth and professional experts to better understand the experiences of these youth and what works to engage and support them in achieving competitive integrated employment outcomes.


Attendees will increase their knowledge of:

  • The experiences of Opportunity Youth* with disabilities and common challenges they face in accessing services needed to achieve employment outcomes
  • Successful strategies for identifying, engaging, and retaining Opportunity Youth with disabilities in services
  • Strategies for developing collaborative relationships with other agencies and service providers to connect to and effectively serve Opportunity Youth with disabilities

*Opportunity youth are young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market – or about one in nine members of this age group in the United States. For more information, see the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions.


More information on the registration process and agenda will be available soon at https://y-tac.org/save-the-date-january-14-16-y-tac-virtual-convening/. Please contact us with questions at y-tac@iel.org.


January 14, 2020
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