DOR Path to Success in IT, healthcare, biotech &co

Here is a link to the DOR Powepoint slides.

At the Nov 4 AASCEND Job Club, Danielle Hackworth, Project Manager of the new $18.3 million Pathway to Success Project, will be the speaker. This is a great opportunity for adults who are current Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) clients or who can qualify for DOR services. It provides training and placement for “quality jobs” in biotech, Information Technology, Health Care and Advanced Manufacturing.

The Zoom meeting URL and password will be sent to people on our email list as the date approaches. If you are not on our email list, click here to sign up. No registration is necessary.

Danielle Hackworth

Danielle Hackworth has been with the Department of Rehabilitation for 11 years and is the Project Manager for the Pathways to Success Project, a Disability Innovation Grant, offered through DOR. Prior to this position, she worked four years as a Statewide Business Engagement Consultant with the Workforce Development Section. She has enjoyed working with business partners throughout the state of California to expand and diversify their workforce by partnering with the Department of Rehabilitation. Prior to joining the Workforce Development Section, she served five years as a local Business Specialist for Shasta, Tehama and Siskiyou Counties, working closely with individuals with disabilities and local businesses to ensure successful employment for her consumers.

As usual at AASCEND meetings, attendees on the autism spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program. 

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact:
When: Sat Nov 4, 10am – 11am (approx.)
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be emailed.

There will be a further afternoon of games and socializing (currently a weekly event) on Friday October 27 from 3 to 5pm—at Victory Point Cafe in Berkeley. Young adults (ages 18-30) are especially welcome. Bring $20 to cover games and a small snack. Contact Clara via text at 510 882 4944 to join in.

More social events are planned for San Francisco and the East Bay, but parents are needed to help coordinate  them. These social events are greatly valued. Email or text 510 910 3838.

        Picture of young adults playing board games in a cafe.

Address: Victory Point Cafe, 1797-A Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023 – Time: 3-5pm
Drink and Food Menu
Games Available at Victory Point Cafe