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Pre-Publication Notices for Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Training and Technical Assistance RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 8/4/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

A Notice of Final Priorities and a Notice Inviting Applications for Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Training and Technical Assistance (CFDA 84.177Z) have been approved by the Department of Education and sent to the Federal Register for publication. The purpose of this program is to provide training and technical assistance to designated State agencies (DSAs)--the State agencies that provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals who are blind--that receive grant funding under the OIB program and to other service providers that receive OIB program funding from DSAs to provide services to consumers. RSA is sharing this information to allow sufficient time to prepare an application.
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Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) - CFDA 84.264J; and Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) - CFDA 84.264K: Technical Information for Interested Applicants RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 8/3/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

On 8/3/2020, A Notice of Final Priorities and a Notice Inviting Applications for a Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Quality Management (VRTAC-QM,CFDA 84.264J); and a Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE, CFDA 84.264K) were published in the Federal Register. Please refer to the PowerPoint Presentations for technical information related to each of these technical assistance centers.
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Pre-Publication Notices for Innovative Rehabilitation Training - CFDA 84.263D/E/F RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 7/30/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

A Notice of Final Priorities and a Notice Inviting Applications for the Innovative Rehabilitation Training program (CFDA 84.263D/E/F) have been approved by the Department of Education and sent to the Federal Register for publication. RSA is sharing this information to allow sufficient time to prepare an application. RSA does not have a timeframe for publication. Please note: the application due date will be confirmed on the date of publication.
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SF-425 Revised Instructions (CAP, PAIR and OIB) RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 7/30/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) i released DCL-20-01, the SF-425 and revised instructions for completing the form for the following formula award programs: - Client Assistance Program (CAP) - Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program (OIB) - Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program (PAIR) DCL-20-01 rescinds the prior Client Assistance Program, OIB, and PAIR instructions for completing the SF-425 form (RSA-PD-11-03).
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RSA Virtual Series Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Georgia Career Pathways, Kentucky Project CASE, Nebraska Career Pathways Advancement Project , Virginia Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities | Published 7/29/2020 | Georgia Career Pathways, Kentucky Project CASE, Nebraska Career Pathways Advancement Project , Virginia Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities

This webinar features the results of the RSA-funded Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities model demonstration projects from Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Virginia to demonstrate State VR agency partnerships and promising practices to use career pathways to help individuals with disabilities eligible for VR services, including youth with disabilities, to acquire marketable skills and recognized postsecondary credentials to secure competitive integrated employment in high demand, high quality occupations. A link to the complete virtual series of webinars featuring RSA-funded technical assistance centers and other demonstration projects is available in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx.
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RSA Virtual Series Transition Work-Based Learning RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies in California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Vermont | Published 7/29/2020 | Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies in California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Vermont

This RSA-funded Disability Innovation Fund webinar features results from five Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstration projects from California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Vermont. These evidence-based, collaborative models between vocational rehabilitation, state/local education agencies and key partners discuss their work to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. A link to the complete virtual series of webinars featuring RSA-funded technical assistance centers and other demonstration projects is available in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx.
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RSA Virtual Series Automated Personalization Computer Project (APCP): Morphic RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center, University of Maryland | Published 7/29/2020 | Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center, University of Maryland

The RSA-funded Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP) was created to increase access by individuals with disabilities to information and communication technologies (ICT). With this technology, they can store preferences in the Cloud or other technology, so that supported Internet-capable devices will automatically run their preferred assistive technology (AT) solutions. The APCP application, Morphic, is designed to also provide individuals with disabilities easy access to built-in features and one button access to websites, apps, skype calls and more. Link to RSA TA and Demonstration Projects virtual available in the NCRTM: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx.
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RSA Virtual Series PEQA RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQA). | Published 7/23/2020 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQA).

This webinar features the results of the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQA). The purpose of PEQA is to assist State VR agencies to improve performance management by building their capacity to carry out high-quality program evaluations and quality assurance practices that promote continuous program improvement. A link to the complete virtual series of webinars featuring RSA-funded technical assistance centers and other demonstration projects is available in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx.
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RSA Virtual Series Y-TAC RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Youth Technical Assistance Center on Transition (Y-TAC) | Published 7/23/2020 | Youth Technical Assistance Center on Transition (Y-TAC)

This webinar features the results of the Youth Technical Assistance Center on Transition (Y-TAC). Y-TAC's primary goal is to increase VR agencies' capacity to serve underserved students and youth with disabilities, and their capacity to assist these students and youth to engage in post-secondary education and training, to ensure that they can attain post-secondary skills and credentials, and to obtain competitive and integrated employment.A link to the complete virtual series of webinars featuring RSA-funded technical assistance centers and other demonstration projects is available in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx.
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RSA Virtual Series NTACT RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) | Published 7/23/2020 | National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

This webinar features the results of the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). The purpose of the NTACT is to assist state education agencies, local education agencies, State VR agencies and other VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices to ensure students with disabilities, stay in school, progress in school, and graduate with knowledge, skills, and supports needed to succeed in postsecondary education and employment. A link to the complete virtual series of webinars featuring RSA-funded technical assistance centers and other demonstration projects is available in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx.
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RSA Virtual Series Project E3 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC): – Project E3 | Published 7/16/2020 | The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC): – Project E3

This webinar features the results of the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC) – Project E3. The purpose of Project E3 is to educate State VR, community rehabilitation agencies and community-based organizations; empower unserved and underserved consumers with the knowledge to increase participation in VR; and employ these consumers in competitive, integrated employment, supported employment, and self-employment in order to enhance their quality of life. A link to the complete virtual series of webinars featuring RSA-funded technical assistance centers and other demonstration projects is available in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx
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RSA Virtual Series Welcome and Introduction: Mark Schultz, Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration and John Connelly, Director of Research and Grants, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 7/9/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

In this virtual series of webinars, RSA-funded technical assistance centers and other demonstration projects feature the results of their projects, reflect on lessons learned, and share ideas for the future. This welcome and introduction to the series features Mark Schultz, Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration and John Connelly, Director of Research and Grants, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR). All webinars are captioned and include a transcript. A link to the complete series is in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx
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RSA Virtual Series Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 7/9/2020 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

This webinar features the results of the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), lessons learned, and ideas for the future. The purpose of the WINTAC is to provide training and TA to State VR agencies on the statutory requirements imposed by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The WINTAC provides training and TA to State VR agency staff and related rehabilitation professionals and service providers to help them develop the skills and processes needed to meet the requirements of WIOA. The webinar, PowerPoint presentation (with links to featured resources) and transcript are available in the links below. A link to the complete series is in the NCRTM at the following link: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVir
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Activities for Traditionally Underserved Populations - 84.315C - Notice of Proposed Priority RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education | Published 7/9/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education

This Notice of Proposed Priority under CFDA 84.315C has been approved by the Department of Education and sent to the Federal Register for publication. The purpose of this activity for traditionally underserved populations is to make awards to minority entities and Indian Tribes to conduct research, training and technical assistance, and related activities to improve services under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals from minority backgrounds. The public comment period will officially open for 30 days when the Priority is published in the Federal Register. Please refer to the Notice for instructions on how to submit comments.
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WorkforceGPS Disability and Financial Capability Strategies

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 7/1/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

While employment is critical to attaining a stronger economic future for American workers, the development of financial capability strategies related to personal savings, managing credit, and budgeting are also critical for sustaining financial security. WorkforceGPS posts resources to facilitate access to financial capability strategies for customers with a disability.
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State Program Managers List for Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 6/26/2020 | Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

A list of State Program Managers and secondary contacts for the Older Individuals Who are Blind (OIB) program. Accessible Word and Excel versions
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VR100 Series: Partnerships that Make a Difference RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 6/25/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

On June 25, 2020, RSA showcased two partnerships that enable individuals with disabilities to benefit from advances in technology. - a decades-long partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living, Assistive Technology Program that has expanded career opportunities for individuals with disabilities through assistive technology. - a history of partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, (now known as: Veteran Readiness and Employment) and recent collaboration that has enabled counselors and Veterans with disabilities to benefit from advances in technology.
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Person-Centered Planning Facilitation Summary of Research and Findings

National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) | Published 6/20/2020 | National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)

Person-centered planning facilitation can help to create a robust person-centered whole-life planning process that embraces the full range of paid and natural supports that can be mobilized to support a person. This new report by NCAPPS was developed as part of our technical assistance to states and provides an overview of person-centered plan facilitation services among the five states that include planning facilitators in their HCBS waivers (Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington).
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RSA Call for Peer Reviewers and Peer Reviewer Data Form Interpreter Material RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 6/15/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration is seeking qualified peer reviewers for possible upcoming grant competitions who have vocational rehabilitation (VR) expertise in working with individuals who are blind, quality program management, and cultural competency. Interested reviewers must be able to participate in review panels to provide written analysis and scoring of submitted grant applications, which will be used to provide constructive written feedback to applicants. For more information download the Call for Reviewers document.
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Celebrating Employment First Milestones in Maine and A Call to Action RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew, Maine Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin, Representative Ryan Fecteau (D-Biddeford) | Published 6/11/2020 | Maine DVR and The Employment for ME Workforce Development System

2020 is a banner year: It is Maine’s 200th anniversary of its statehood. It is the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation program. It is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. And in 2020 Maine eliminated the use of subminimum wages for workers with disabilities. We will look back on our accomplishments and move ahead with a Call to Action engaging job seekers, employers, partners and advocates.Password for video: 9w=z7+3B
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Evidence-Based Practices - Do It Yourself (EBP-DIY) RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT), Transition Coalition | Published 6/11/2020 | National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT), Transition Coalition

Are you an Evidence-Based Practices DIYer? Then you will appreciate resources NTACT has packaged up on a few topics – video modeling, Go 4 It Now, Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI), and response prompting. These topics can be used across academic, non-academic and employment areas. Resources include how-to videos, lesson plans, instructional guides, and other key materials.
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What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) | Published 6/11/2020 | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the publication “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” that clarifies how employers must try to accommodate workers with medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
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Links to More VR Agency Success Stories State Developed Resource

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) | Published 6/2/2020 | Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)

June 2, 2020 marked the 100th Anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) paid tribute to this historical occasion through a webinar VR100 Anniversary: Celebrating a Century of Success (https://youtu.be/WB2MAHq5hxY). It showcases success stories of how the VR program helped change the lives of students and adults with disabilities. Did you like these success stories? The Council of State Directors of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) collected links to many more success stories from State VR Agencies.
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VR100 Anniversary: Celebrating a Century of Success! RSA Information Peer Reviewed

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 6/2/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

June 2, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. OSERS' Rehabilitation Services Administration pays tribute to this historical occasion by showcasing how the VR program helped change the lives of students and adults with disabilities! Links to the video, full transcript, more VR success stories, credits and other ways to celebrate are included in this submission.
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Workplace Resources for Intellectual Disability

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 6/1/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) experience significant limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. The Arc reports that between one and three percent of Americans have ID. The majority of adults with ID are either unemployed or underemployed. The following list of resources can help workforce professionals better understand this disability type and facilitate employment opportunities.
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