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FY 2021 Activities for Traditionally Underserved Populations - 84.315C - Pre-Application PowerPoint Presentation RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/13/2021 | U.S. Department of Educatoin

Purpose of Program: Activities for Traditionally Underserved Populations are designed to improve the quality, access, delivery of services, and the outcomes of those services under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds, and to increase the capacity of minority entities and Indian Tribes to participate in activities funded under the Rehabilitation Act.
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Pre-Application Meeting and Follow up Questions and Answers for the Disability Innovation Fund (Assistance Listing Number 84.421C) RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/5/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The attached questions and answers are related to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Disability Innovation Fund – Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project (Assistance Listing Number 84.421C). In addition to questions and answers from preapplication meeting for the Disability Innovation Fund, it includes answers to questions submitted after that meeting.
Average Rating: 3

Conversation Series: Interpreters on Interpreting with People who Use Atypical Language Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Center for Atypical Language Interpreting | Published 4/4/2021 | Northeastern University

This webinar and conversations series highlight interpreting with people who use atypical language. The webinar includes a panel discussion on the use of the word “atypical” and other topics relating to interpreting with individuals who use atypical language. The webinar also serves as an introduction to a set of six videos, known as the Conversation Series, in which pairs of interpreters discuss interpreting with people who use atypical language. The series is signed with an accompanying transcript, learner handbook, and curriculum guide.
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Rothrock’s Final Reflections as We Celebrate Autism Awareness Month RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 4/1/2021 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Episode 94 pays tribute to Jim Rothrock, form Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Peter Kant, CEO of Enabled Intelligence discusses how a neuro-diverse workforce is delivering excellence in the intelligence arena and Sean Barker, a young man with autism, shares how VR is paving the way for his success in college.
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Video Conferencing Platforms Feature Matrix

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center | Published 3/30/2021 | Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Different applications have different features and approaches to accessibility. Entities must evaluate accessibility in consultation with deaf or hard of hearing users when choosing video-conferencing platforms. They also may need to consider the security of each respective video-conferencing platform. Security and accessibility can be (but need not be) in tension, and entities are encouraged to pick the most accessible platform that meets the organization’s security requirements.
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Interactive State and County Disability Maps Can Help States Better Serve Residents with Disabilities

Mathematica | Published 3/15/2021 | Mathematica

Disability Prevalence and Participation in Social Security Administration Programs Among Working-Age Adults in 2018 This interactive map displays state- and county-level variation in disability prevalence and participation rates in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) programs among working-age adults (ages 18 to 64) in 2018. Use dropdown options to select a series (disability prevalence, SSI participation rate, or DI participation rate) and a state of interest. To compare a county-specific statistic to its state-level result, select a state and then hover over the counties on the map or download the data.
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Disability Employment Initiative - Seen and Heard Innovations Series

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 3/8/2021 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

As American Job Center (AJC) services have been forced to move into primarily virtual and remote formats, workforce systems across the country, including those that were a part of DEI, have begun implementing new and creative ways to continue providing quality service delivery that includes customers with disabilities. Workforce GPS highlights the following : - Making Virtual Job Fairs Virtually Accessible (Virginia Disability Employment Initiative) - Virtual Job Tours (WorkHawaii) - Drive Thru Job Fair (Otsego Chamber of Commerce in New York, DEI Disability Resource Coordinator and the Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce American Job Center)
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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 3/8/2021 | 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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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) | Published 3/7/2021 | Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Neurodiversity is an aspect of diversity that enhances the workplace in numerous ways. People with neurocognitive disabilities have talents, perspectives and skills that can be distinctly beneficial in many work environments. More and more employers are beginning to understand these benefits and develop hiring initiatives that focus on recruiting neurodiverse workers. While these efforts are more common in larger corporations, they have proven beneficial for businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. Hiring neurodiverse employees can provide companies with a competitive edge that brings measurable benefits, both financially and in terms of workplace culture.
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Credential Attainment Scenarios: What Can Count and When? RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) | Published 3/5/2021 | The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Quality Management (VRTAC-QM)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) are pleased to share a new technical assistance tool: Credential Attainment Scenarios: What Can Count and When?
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COVID-19 Workplace Resources and Tools

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) | Published 3/5/2021 | Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented changes and challenges to the American workplace, for employers and employees alike. These resources can help employers protect the health and safety of their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as during the recovery. Using these resources, employers can better understand the intersection between the pandemic and disability policies and practices for creating inclusive workplaces.
Average Rating: 3

RSA Formula Grant Programs: Federal Reports and Deadlines RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) | Published 3/3/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) partnered with the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) to develop a technical assistance product that helps VR agencies and other RSA grantees track the various information collections that RSA manages for the Federal formula awards. This tracker includes information related to the frequency of the collection, the time periods under which data are collected, the reporting deadlines, and other relevant details. The tracker also links to some of the information collection requests and sub-regulatory guidance documents that outline reporting requirements. Please contact your RSA State Liaison or VRTAC-QM liaison with questions.
Average Rating: 3

Diabetes Management Assessment Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 3/1/2021 | Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

This assessment is in the form of a checklist and has a breakdown for education, diet, foot care, record keeping, and coping!
Average Rating: 3

Mad Gaming Skills and Brain Injury at the Clubhouse as We Honor Rehabilitation Counselors, Social Workers and Assistive Technology RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 2/28/2021 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Welcome to episode 93 of the VR Workforce Studio Podcast, mad gaming skills and brain injury at the clubhouse. Later in today’s show, we’ll talk with Sheri, who’s a former tax representative from Jackson Hewitt and mother of two. She survived a car accident back in 2015, now as a brain injury, she tells us what it’s like to be part of a clubhouse. And Jason Young, the Executive Director of Community Brain Injury Services also joins us to talk about a new study focusing on clubhouses for people with brain injuries. And we’re really excited to bring you a story about gaming and technology, one of the hottest new careers on the horizon. And George Mason University just finished up a gaming and technology virtual job shadowing event last week
Average Rating: 3

Customized Employment: A Job that I Love

The LEAD Center | Published 2/23/2021 | The LEAD Center

This video describes the importance of discovery in the customized employment process and the positive impacts of having a customized job for a veteran. This video tells Bob's story of getting a dream job in baseball after the Discovery process of Customized Employment identified what he really loves. The first link is to the original video. The second link is an audio described version.
Average Rating: 3

National Disability Institute Taxes and Tax Preparation

National Disability Institute | Published 2/16/2021 | National Disability Institute

Tax time is important for many people, as it may be an opportunity to receive a large payment through a tax refund. But filing taxes can be confusing and stressful. This page contains advice and resources, including opportunities to file your taxes at no cost, for people with disabilities and those who work with them.
Average Rating: 3

Cultivating Resilience After Spinal Cord Injury

National Paralysis Resource Center (managed by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) and Shepherd Center | Published 2/16/2021 | Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

ACL's National Paralysis Resource Center video series, Cultivating Resilience After Spinal Cord Injury Trauma. When an individual sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI), there is no one path for coping with the emotions and the adjustments that need to happen in one’s life. Many people have feelings of being lost, isolated, and angry as they adapt to how best to navigate their changed lives. In this video series, individuals express how they felt about their injury at various points of their life and commentary and insights from counselors and medical professionals.
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Mental Health Information in English and Spanish

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) | Published 2/7/2021 | National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers brochures and fact sheets on mental health disorders and related topics for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Printed materials can be ordered free of charge. Brochures and fact sheets are also offered in digital formats and are available in English and Spanish.
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Online Transition Portfolio State Developed Resource

Center for Change in Transition Services and Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation | Published 1/29/2021 | Seattle University

The Center for Change in Transition Services' T-Folio is a free, online transition portfolio for high school age youth with disabilities. It guides youth in exploring, identifying, and planning for their desired post-school goals. This tool can be used for Pre-Employment Transition Services. The T-Folio comes with built-in support! • grab-and-go training presentation • lesson plans, complete with a guide for each unit • Online or printed lesson activities • tools to help students track their documents
Average Rating: 2.5

Think College

Institute for Community Inclusion | Published 1/29/2021 | Institute for Community Inclusion

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.
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Interagency Collaboration: The Groundwork Online Module

Transition Coalition | Published 1/29/2021 | Transition Coalition

Like all young adults, students with disabilities require support as they leave school and enter the adult world. For students with disabilities, there may be many agencies and organizations that provide supports and services. Oftentimes, these services can be confusing and overwhelming for families. That’s why interagency collaboration is a must! The purpose of this module is to give you examples of interagency collaboration, and provide strategies for ongoing collaboration. This module includes information, videos, surveys, and interactive activities to help you build or strengthen your interagency team.
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Community Outreach and Orientation: Resources Roundup RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 1/14/2021 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

The goal of community outreach and orientation is to inform employers, community-based organizations, and people with disabilities and their families that with the right services and supports, quality employment is not only possible, but as likely for a person with a disability as for a person without a disability.
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Telework and Accessibility Toolkit

Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) | Published 1/11/2021 | Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology toolkit helps employers ensure that their virtual workplaces are accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities. It includes tips on hosting accessible virtual meetings, providing accessible digital interviews, and more.
Average Rating: 3

The ABLE Act and Employment Policy Brief

Kelly Israel, Policy Analyst and Samantha Crane, Director of Legal and Public Policy, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and Michael Morris, Christopher Rodriquez, Elizabeth Jennings and Rebecca Salon from the LEAD Center | Published 1/11/2021 | LEAD Center

Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Increasing Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities
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RSA Call for Peer Reviewers Interpreter Material RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/11/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is seeking qualified peer reviewers for possible upcoming grant competitions. They are interested in potential reviewers who demonstrate vocational rehabilitation (VR) knowledge and expertise in areas such as interpreter training, working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind, the client assistance program, American Indians with disabilities, cultural competency, serving underserved populations, and the provision of technical assistance career pathways, and apprenticeship. For more information download the Call for Peer Reviewers document.
Average Rating: 3