October Self-Advocacy Chat
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The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) invites you to join the next monthly California Statewide Self-Advocacy Chat. SCDD encourages those who are interested to join in the conversation!


What/Why: The “California Statewide Self-Advocacy Chats” are intended to give self-advocates throughout California the chance to talk about topics that matter to them. Resources and information on chat topic(s) will be shared with participants in an email following the chats.


When: The third Wednesday of each month.

The October 2021 California Statewide Self-Advocacy Chat will be held on Wednesday, October 20th @ 11:00 A.M.


This month’s topic: Looking for Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE)


Since October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the October California Statewide Self-Advocacy Chat will provide advocates with an overview of disability employment history and legislation in California and the USA and also the opportunity to share tools and talk about steps to finding Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE). In preparation for the October Chat, advocates are encouraged to share any questions they might have about looking for work or preparing for an interview. Some questions to think about for this month’s Chat:


1.  What do you look for in a job?

2.  Do you have any resources or tools you recommend to help others find a job?

3.  How do you prepare for an interview?


At the end of the chat, there will be a poll and discussion about topics for future chats.


If you are interested in sharing your advocacy story, need accommodations, and/or have questions related to the California Statewide Self-Advocacy Chats, please email riana.hardin@scdd.ca.gov or call 916-263-8196.


Zoom session details and registration:


Meeting ID: 961 9651 9177

Passcode: 882136

Toll Free Number: 888-475-4499