U.S. Education Official to Address Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will address the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Wednesday, Nov. 14, in San Diego. Yudin will discuss transitioning from high school to college and career for students with disabilities. He also will highlight some of the issues facing individuals with disabilities in the workforce.

The mission of the council is to maintain and enhance a strong, effective and efficient national program of public vocational rehabilitation services that empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, inclusion and integration into our communities. About 350 state directors and other stakeholders in vocational rehabilitation services are expected.

Yudin heads the Education Department's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, which includes programs aimed at improving results and outcomes for the nation's infants, toddlers, children and adults with disabilities.