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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 9/22/2021 | 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 links to all available IRI documents beginning with the ones that have been remediated for accessibility by New Editions Consulting, Inc. from 2016 - 2021 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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Career Pathways Best Practices Series State Developed Resource

Virginia Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities | Published 9/17/2021 | Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services

A look at some efficient and effective career pathways practices that are being integrated in the Virginia State VR agencies including the Developing Partnerships with Employment Associations; the Paid Internship Program; Assistive Technology Loaner Library; Counselor Tools; Autism, Manufacturing Training, and Career Pathways Success; Enhancing Co-enrollments with one WIOA Workforce Center; Bridge to Career Pathways Training; and Career Interest Academies for Youth and Adults, among others.
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Project CASE Toolkit RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Project CASE | Published 9/17/2021 | Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

In collaboration with Project CASE, AIR translated evaluation findings to develop a series of five strategy guides to describe promising practices that Project CASE implemented. The guides provide actional steps and useful tips to support voca­tional rehabilitation professionals in replicating and implementing these strategies to increase hiring, career development, and career advance­ment for individuals with disabilities.
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Vermont Linking Learning to Careers Public Use Files RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Todd Honeycutt and Marlena Luhr | Published 9/14/2021 | Mathematica

These materials contain public use files from the baseline and follow-up surveys for Vermont's Linking Learning to Careers project.
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Practice Brief: Leveraging the Shift to Remote Work to Increase Employment of People with Disabilities

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) | Published 9/3/2021 | Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

The brief discusses the potential movement to increased permanent remote work opportunities post-pandemic and its effect on employment for people with disabilities. Links to additional resources included.
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Resources from the NCRTM on Customized Employment RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 8/26/2021 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) is your go-to resource for locating vocational rehabilitation (VR) information, technical assistance, and training. The following includes a sampling of resources in the NCRTM library for understanding Customized Employment (CE).
Average Rating: 3

Pre-Application Meeting Questions and Answers for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind Program - Assistance Listing Number 84.160D RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 8/26/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The attached questions and answers are related to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Notice Inviting Applications and Notice of Final Priority for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind Program - Assistance Listing Number 84.160D. The document contains questions and answers covered during the pre-application meeting on July 30, 2021, as well as new questions that were submitted after the call.
Average Rating: 3

Plenty with 20: The Top 20 Tips for Acclimating New Administrators to VR RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) | Published 8/20/2021 | The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM)

The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) announces Plenty with 20: The Top 20 Tips for Acclimating New Administrators to VR. From understanding reporting requirements to learning the lingo, this helpful guide provides the information and resources you need to lead your team to excellence. Visit the VR Leadership section of the new VRTAC-QM site to access the tips. You'll also find a downloadable PDF with all of the information as well as a streamlined checklist.
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Linking Learning to Careers Demonstration: Impacts 24 Months After Enrollment RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Purvi Sevak, Kathleen Feeney, Todd Honeycutt, and Emily Peterson | Published 8/19/2021 | Mathematica

This report presents evidence on the impacts of Linking Learning to Careers up to two years after students enrolled in the program.
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Staff Time and Effort Reporting Tool RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) | Published 8/16/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM)

For staff that work on multiple cost objectives, personnel costs must be allocated proportionally between all the different programs administered by the VR agency, and other programs staff work on within the designated State agency (DSA) even if outside the designated Staff unit (DSU) or included in the indirect cost rate or cost plan. This new tool will help you understand the regulatory requirements, VR-specific considerations, verification of time and effort, and internal controls.
Average Rating: 3

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center

American Institute for Research | Published 8/8/2021 | American Institute for Research

Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, this center is a powerhouse of information, research and resources on spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury.
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Customized Employment Training Series RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) | Published 8/8/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)

This 10-part training series provides an in-depth opportunity to learn more about the elements of Customized Employment. CRC continuing education credits are available. VRTAC-QE recommends doing them in order to build your knowledge. - Introduction - Quality Indicators - Essential Elements - Building Social Capital - Becoming a First Class Noticer - Building Relationships with Employers - Visual Resumes Using Video and Customized Job Tasks Instructional Strategies - The Real World - Discovery Fidelity Scale - Job Development Fidelity Scale
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Considerations Regarding Transition-Age Students and Youth with Disabilities Accessing Funding from the American Rescue Plan and Other Short-Term Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NTACT:C | Published 8/5/2021 | NTACT:C

This document from NTACT:C offers questions to consider when accessing funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to ensure services for transition-age students and youth with disabilities are represented in planned activities. Links to critical detailed resources for these temporary funding issues for schools are also included.
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AIVRTTAC State and Federal Toolkit RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information RSA Technical Assistance Center

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC) Institute for Human Development (IHD) Northern Arizona University (NAU) | Published 7/28/2021 | American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC) Institute for Human Development (IHD) Northern Arizona University (NAU)

The webinar highlights the necessary steps required for new project directors, project managers, and project staff during the AIVRS Project's first 90 days of operation.
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Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind Program - Assistance Listing Number 84.160D - Pre-Application PowerPoint Presentation Interpreter Material RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 7/26/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issued a notice inviting applications on July 26, 2021 for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind Program - Assistance Listing Number 84.160D to to provide training to working interpreters in order to develop a new skill area or enhance an existing skill area. The application deadline is August 30, 2021.
Average Rating: 3

NCRTM Quick Checklist for Accessible Webinars RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 7/20/2021 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Use this checklist to plan for and deliver a webinar, presentation or online instruction that is accessible to all audiences. The NCRTM Accessibility Resources Page (https://ncrtm.ed.gov/AccessibilityResources.aspx) has a brief video on the Top Ten Essentials for Accessible Webinars and other information for ensuring your information and communication technology is accessible.
Average Rating: 3

Recent Funding Opportunities to Expand Access to Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for Individuals with Disabilities

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor | Published 7/19/2021 | Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor

This fact sheet highlights exciting new funding and flexibilities under the Biden-Harris Administration that provide significant opportunities to increase access to competitive integrated employment (CIE) for youth and adults with disabilities in support of their desire to live and work in the most integrated setting in their communities.
Average Rating: 3

VRTAC-QE Resources on Customized Employment RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) | Published 7/16/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)

The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) collection of research, resources, and articles of interest on customized employment
Average Rating: 3

Pre-Application Meeting Questions and Answers for Rehabilitation Short-Term Training: Client Assistance Program (CAP Training) - Assistance Listing Number 84.246K RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 7/15/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The attached questions and answers are related to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for Rehabilitation Short-Term Training: Client Assistance Program (CAP Training) - Assistance Listing Number 84.246K
Average Rating: 3

Vermont’s Linking Learning to Careers Demonstration: Final Implementation Evaluation Report RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Frank Martin, Kathleen Feeney, Todd Honeycutt, and Purvi Sevak | Published 7/15/2021 | Mathematica

This implementation report describes the DVR’s experience implementing Linking Learning to Careers and presents findings on participants’ service use within the first 18 months of their enrollment in the program.
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TAC-QE Resources for Outreach to Diverse Populations or Communities RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-QE - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment | Published 7/12/2021 | VRTAC-QE - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment

Fact sheets, research summaries, and other resources to understand and support outreach to diverse populations and communities from a VR perspective
Average Rating: 3

TAC-QE Resources for Veterans and Veterans Administration Outreach RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-QE - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment | Published 7/12/2021 | VRTAC-QE - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment

TAC-QE Factsheets and Research Summaries related to VR and working with veterans and outreach to Veterans Administration
Average Rating: 3

Way2Work Maryland Demonstration: Final Implementation Evaluation Report RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Frank Martin, Kathleen Feeney, Todd Honeycutt, and David Mann | Published 6/30/2021 | Mathematica

Way2Work Maryland was a demonstration project for students with disabilities that involved evidence-based work-based learning experiences. This report describes the implementation of Way2Work Maryland and presents findings on participants’ service use. It also summarizes findings on participants’ satisfaction with selected Way2Work Maryland service components, differences in service use across local school systems, and lessons learned from the implementation.
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The LEAD Center Customized Employment Page

LEAD Center | Published 6/30/2021 | LEAD Center

LEAD Center has multiple initiatives to promote Customized Employment as a universal design approach within the workforce development system to enable youth and adults with disabilities to secure and maintain employment. The LEAD Center provides intensive technical assistance and training to staff at American Job Centers (AJCs) and their partners on group discovery, customized employment, self-guided discovery and self-employment, while highlighting the benefits of partnerships, collaborations, and braiding and leveraging resources. This page offers resources, webinars, policy updates, and more.
Average Rating: 3

Way2Work Maryland Public Use Files RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Todd Honeycutt and Marlena Luhr | Published 6/30/2021 | Mathematica

As part of the Way2Work Maryland demonstration evaluation, Mathematica created public use files for two surveys it conducted: a baseline survey of youth who enrolled in the demonstration and a follow-up survey of youth and their parents or guardians, which Mathematica conducted roughly 24 months after project enrollment. The public use files include ten files: a report describing the files, three surveys, three data codebooks, and three data files in Excel.
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