2019 Health Career Connections for Students with Disabilities
HEALTH Career Connections for Students with Disabilities*, a week-long residential program, introduces high school students to careers in the health and behavioral health care fields. The program consists of classroom instruction, site visits to a variety of health care facilities, presentations from health care professionals and CPR training.
Students with disabilities may have an IEP or 504 plan along with students who are potentially eligible for services because of a variety of disabilities not 'identified' by the school district.
This program is hosted by the State of Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's Pre-Employment Transition Services, SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center and the Southeast Alaska AHEC.
Health Career Connections for Students with Disabilities is FREE for eligible students, age 15-18. The program will cover all instruction, accommodations, housing, transportation in Juneau, meals, site visits, and presentations by health care professionals. School districts will receive a travel stipend to cover some or all of the costs associated with traveling students to and from Juneau. Chaperone Cost: $650 (does not include travel to and from Juneau).
Health Career Connections is open to high school students (9th-12th grade). District teams are comprised of up to five students and a chaperone. Chaperones must be school employees; special education teachers, classroom teachers or counselors preferred. Chaperones are required to participate in the program along with being responsible for their students at night. Students can earn up to one UAS credit for their participation in this program.
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 15, 2019. School district teams will be accepted on a rolling basis. School districts are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Questions? Please contact Southeast Alaska AHEC Director, Joan Pardes, at
School District Name & Mailing Address
Name of Contact for Program and Job Title
Contact Phone Number
How many students from your district will attend this program? How many female students? How many male students?
Chaperones must be school employees. Preferably a teacher and/or counselor. Who will be the chaperone for this program? What is their name, job title and contact information (phone and email).
The Southeast Alaska AHEC will offer eligible students a travel stipend that can pay for some or all of the travel costs to and from Juneau (depending on location of participants). Please include the estimated cost of travel for each participant. District teams need to arrive in Juneau the night before the class, and depart after 1 pm on the last day. This information is REQUIRED to be considered for this program.
Health Career Connections is a program of the Southeast Alaska AHEC and SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center and sponsored by State of Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's Pre-Employment Transition Services,
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