PolicyWorks held its Annual in Person Meeting at the D.C. offices of the National Disability Institute. Eight of our ten members were present, and we had five staff present with three staff joining us remotely as well. The discussion was focused on revisiting our corporate mission and vision, and developing a two- year plan to bring our vision to life.
Anchors of our current program include, our partnership with the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center at San Diego State sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. We also work with Florida Atlantic University and Stand Among Friends on our College to Career Transition Program. This program is now being taught at six universities and is being adapted for use with youth who are on the Autism Spectrum at the SOAR summer camp. These two programs served 214 programs during this period and are funded by the Kessler Foundation.
The Board is committed to identifying the resources to continue these programs and services, and to create new strategies that will assist in helping youth and others with disabilities achieve independence through employment. One way we will seek to do this is to continue participating in national policy discussions as well as continuing to develop programs and services that will help individuals achieve this goal.