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Financial Management Toolkit RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 3/15/2019 | Northwest Indian College

The goal of this Toolkit is to help a new or established Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Director quickly and easily move through the steps of setting up a TVR agency to provide services • Module 1: Setting the Foundation • Module 2: Building Blocks • Module 3: Setting up the Financial Management System • Module 4: Spending Agency Funds • Module 5: Caseload Management • Module 6: Staff Supervision
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Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI) Index of Publications (1963-2015) Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Arkansas CURRENTS, George Washington University, West Virginia University, Stout | Published 3/12/2019 | Arkansas CURRENTS, George Washington University, West Virginia University, Stout

For over 50 years, the IRI was a national forum for discussing the challenges facing the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program. IRI publications provide a unique perspective on emerging issues in vocational rehabilitation as both the topics and the content are developed by practitioners. This document contains a links to all available IRI documents beginning with the ones that have been remediated for accessibility by New Editions Consulting, Inc. in 2017 and 2018 under Contract No. ED-OSE-16-Q-0006 from the U.S. Department of Education. While much of the content remains relevant to the field, please note the date of the original publication and that subsequent changes in laws and regulations may supersede some content.
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Measurable Skill Gains Guide for State VR Agencies RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 3/8/2019 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) are continuing robust efforts to implement the required changes to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program authorized under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA Title IV and administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The purpose of this WINTAC guide is to provide technical assistance to SVRAs to understand the requirements of the Measurable Skill Gains Indicator, and to develop policies and procedures using Federal joint guidance.
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Credential Attainment Guide for State VR Agencies RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 3/8/2019 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) are continuing robust efforts to implement the required changes to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program authorized under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA Title IV and administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The purpose of this WINTAC guide is to provide technical assistance to SVRAs to understand the requirements of recognized education and training programs related to the Credential Attainment Indicator, and to develop policies and procedures for using Federal joint guidance.
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Summary of National Reports on Secondary Transition and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) | Published 3/2/2019 | National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interactions, communication, and restricted, repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities (American Psychiatric Association, 2013.This document summarizes the most recent reports from the Government Accountability Office, A. J. Drexel Autism Institute's Life Course Outcomes Program, the Institute of Education Science, National Center on Special Education Research, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2017 Report to Congress regarding secondary transition for youth with ASD.
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NTACT Predictors and Students with ASD RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) | Published 3/2/2019 | National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

NTACT reviewed the literature and has identified 20 predictors of postsecondary outcomes in education, employment, and independent living for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Table 1 can help practitioners design meaningful secondary transition experiences for students with ASD in the predictor areas. Table 2 represents the list of the current 20 NTACT predictors and the post-school outcome area associated with that evidence represented by the predictor studies.
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Identifying Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Secondary Research RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) | Published 3/2/2019 | National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

To better understand the challenges faced by transition-age students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), NTACT assembled a Technical Work Group (TWG) of experts in the field of ASD to identify research-based secondary practices that are effective for students with ASD, transitioning from a secondary setting to postsecondary education and or employment opportunities. This document highlights the issues inherent in the field around the definition of autism spectrum disorders and how that presents challenges when trying to identify what works with students with ASD.
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Improving Outcomes for Youth With Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections

Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education | Published 3/1/2019 | Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

This toolkit includes evidence- and research-based practices, tools, and resources that educators, families, facilities, and community agencies can use to better support and improve the long-term outcomes for youth with disabilities in juvenile correctional facilities. SEAs can begin by completing the State Correctional Education Self-Assessment (SCES) (link is external) and reviewing the accompanying SCES Resources. The SCES will help SEAs identify systems-features and interagency collaboration that need to be in place in order to improve practices for youth with disabilities in correctional facilities.
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Work Incentives for People Who Are Blind

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program | Published 3/1/2019 | Social Security's Ticket to Work Program

Most people receiving a disability payment can access Work Incentives or employment supports, but some of the rules are more generous if your disability is blindness. For more information see this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document about Social Security Work Incentives for People who are Blind.
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Disability Federal Resources to Support American Job Centers

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 3/1/2019 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

ETA is pleased to highlight available resources administered across different federal agencies to help American Job Centers increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This list will help you learn about other federal resources available in your state or local area to respond to the specialized needs of our customers. Links include: Federal Resources from ACL Federal Resources from FEMA Federal Resources from ODEP Federal Resources from RSA Federal Resources from SAMHSA Federal Resources from SSA Federal Resources from VA / VETS
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Work-Based Learning 101 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NTACT - National Technical Assistance Center on Transition | Published 2/27/2019 | Transition Coalition

Real work experience is the strongest indicator of post school employment! Learn the why, what, when and how of a quality work-based learning (WBL) program. Watch videos of employers. Get strategies. Download tools to help your young adults have real career-focused work experiences.
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Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Supported Employment Services Programs Federal FY 2019 Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 2/26/2019 | U.S. Department of Education

RSA has released a guide to serve as a resource and planning guide for VR agencies and state teams to assist in the preparation for and conduct of monitoring and technical assistance activities FY 2019. The specific programs covered by the Guide include: • The State VR program, established under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act; and • The State Supported Employment program, authorized under Title VI of the Rehabilitation Act.
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What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education | Published 2/19/2019 | the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education

The WWC is an investment of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education that was established in 2002.WWC reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.
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Disability Employment Policy - Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research Review

Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR), U.S. Department of Labor | Published 2/17/2019 | Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR), U.S. Department of Labor

Several programs have attempted to improve labor market outcomes for youth and working-age adults with disabilities. To be successful, these programs must address the various barriers to employment typically encountered by this population. This topic area focuses on research determining which programs have been most effective at improving direct labor market outcomes such as employment and earnings; improving education and health status, which may affect a person’s ability to work; and decreasing federal disability benefit receipt.
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Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)

Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR), U.S. Department of Labor | Published 2/17/2019 | Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR), U.S. Department of Labor

CLEAR's mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public more broadly so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs. CLEAR identifies and summarizes many types of research, including descriptive statistical studies and outcome analyses, implementation, and causal impact studies.
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Notice of Revised Common Instructions For Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grants RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

The Department of Education | Published 2/15/2019 | The Department of Education

The Department of Education published a set of common instructions for applicants seeking funds under a discretionary grant competition as part of a broader effort to reduce barriers for applicants. These common instructions are referenced in individual competition notices inviting applications (NIAs). This document provides applicants with a centralized and up-to-date set of instructions for applying to the Department of Education's discretionary grant programs. Future NIAs will reference this document in lieu of providing this series of instructions within each NIA. Rarely, exceptions will need to be made to these instructions and will be noted in an individual competition NIA.
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Employment-Network-EN-Tools-and-Resources

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 2/11/2019 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

An Employment Network (EN)is an entity that enters into an agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide or coordinate service delivery to Social Security disability beneficiaries. ENs help improve services and address the needs of people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. American Job Centers (AJCs) receive payments for their service in being an EN. In FY 2016, AJCs serving as an EN received a total of $7 million in payments for services from the SSA.
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Resources to Assist Services in Rural Areas

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 2/6/2019 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Every state has rural areas. And providing workforce services to these areas is challenging due to long distances and in many cases, a lack of support services and infrastructure like broadband and affordable transportation.This web page highlights successful practices, programs and services in rural areas with quick access to these resources. Also included are several new reports and resources that have been posted on the global site and various WorkforceGPS Communities.
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Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities Toolkit

Rural Health Information Hub | Published 2/5/2019 | Rural Health Information Hub

The intent of this toolkit is to provide rural communities with the information, strategies, resources, and other important materials that could be helpful in implementing a program to improve access to care for people with disabilities. This toolkit consists of seven modules with links to connect to resources and materials that can help in creating your program.
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Trauma-Informed Care - Resources Specific to People with Disabilities

The Administration on Children and Families. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Published 2/5/2019 | The Administration on Children and Families. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration on Children and Families shares information and resources to get started on providing trauma-informed care to people with disabilities
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Kentucky Project CASE Success Stories RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Kentucky Career Center | Published 2/1/2019 | Kentucky Career Center

This webpage highlights individuals who have benefitted from the RSA-funded Career Pathways grant in Kentucky. Their stories span diverse situations and opportunities possible through vocational rehabilitation services in Kentucky
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What is Job Shadowing RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

E3 Georgia | Published 2/1/2019 | E3 Georgia

This page, developed through the RSA-funded Career Pathways project E3 in Georgia,explains Job shadowing to follow someone who is currently in that job and ask them what it's like. There are links to individuals describing their jobs in a number of vocational areas, and ideas for setting up your own job shadowing experience
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The STAR - Secondary Transition Resources for Students with ASD RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NTACT National Technical Assistance Center on Transition | Published 1/30/2019 | NTACT National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

The STAR - Secondary Transition Resources for Students with ASD, a compilation of effective based practices organized within the framework of the Taxonomy for Transition Programming. Also posted: • Summary of predictors of improved post-school outcomes for students with ASD • Annotated bibliography summarizing research on practices, predictors, and post-school outcomes for individuals with ASD • Summary of findings from national reports regarding students with ASD • Document highlighting issues around the definition of autism spectrum disorders and resulting challenges when trying to identify what works with students with ASD
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The National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC)

NDMC | Published 1/24/2019 | NDMC

The National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) aims to raise awareness about the importance and impact of mentoring in the lives of people with disabilities and to increase the number and quality of disability mentoring programs around the country. Established in December 2014, NDMC transitioned in March 2018 to residing as an initiative of Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD).
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RSA Call for Peer Reviewers and Peer Reviewer Data Form Interpreter Material RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/22/2019 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

Please read the instructions, requirements and qualifications in the abstract description before submitting the attached Peer Reviewer Data Form. The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Training and Service Programs Division seeks qualified peer reviewers for possible upcoming grant competitions in the areas of Rehabilitation Long-Term Training, Short-Term Training, Demonstration and Training Programs, Innovative Rehabilitation Training, Braille Training, Parent Training and Information, American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Centers, and Capacity Building.
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