The California Transition Alliance partnered with Inclusion Films, EIN SOF Communications, ForwardWorks Consulting, PolicyWorks and the National Disability Mentoring Coalition to create Let’s Work! California! 

It is designed to increase access to information for Californians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DDs), their families and supporters to obtain competitive integrated employment (CIE). 

The project enhances four best practices: 

  • Telling personal stories to help youth with I/DDs to visualize the possibility for work 
  • Building a network of adult allies through mentoring 
  • Providing work experience 
  • Developing interviewing skills through informational interviews 

The project elements include the Let’s Work! California YouTube Channel, documentaries of success stories on CIE, instructional videos, awareness outreach, and inclusion of youth with I/DD employed as part of the project.  

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Let’s Work! is funded by the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities Council (SCDD) and the project is consistent with the SCDD mission to advocate, promote and implement policies and practices that achieve self-determination, independence, productivity and inclusion in all aspects of community life for Californians with IDDs and their families.