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Florida Abilities Work Portal in Employ Florida RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Employ Florida | Published 2/19/2020 | Employ Florida

The Florida Abilities Work portal in Employ Florida is designed to meet the needs of Florida employers looking to hire qualified job seekers with disabilities and the job seekers who are trying to find that next great job. You can find information to help match employers with job seekers who have a disability, as well as resources for support services. Employers can list available jobs on Employ Florida or search for potential employees who have disabilities at Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). Job seekers with disabilities can search for available jobs on the Employ Florida.
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Minnesota VRS Community Partners and Related Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) | Published 2/19/2020 | Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) relies upon a broad coalition of Community Partners to provide services to individuals with disabilities. This page contains links for Community Rehabilitation Providers related to training, submitting proposals, completing forms, and other useful information.
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Hope after Lockup: A Journey of Recovery and Vocational Rehabilitation RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio | Published 2/8/2020 | ick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Bently Wood, a peer support specialist with the the New River Valley Community Services Board shares his story about incarceration, recovery, and success with VR. Katherine Henderson, senior project manager with the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board discusses their exciting partnership with VR through the RSA-funded Targeted Communities Grant. The NCRTM highlights resources from the Jobs Driven TA Center, CSAVR. Workforce GPS, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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RSA-TAC-20-02: Negotiations and Sanctions Guidance for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Core Programs RSA Information

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

Through this guidance, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (Departments) delineate the process for negotiating levels of performance, as required by section 116(b)(3)(A)(iv) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This guidance also provides explanation of the two instances in which a state may be sanctioned—for performance failure or for failure to report (section 116(f) of WIOA). Section 116 of WIOA, its implementing regulations, and this guidance govern how the Departments will determine when it is necessary to sanction a state, which is statutorily required by WIOA.
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Employer Perspectives on Disability Inclusion RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 2/2/2020 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

Research Brief: Fewer than one in five people with a disability receive accommodations in the workplace, and many people with disabilities are unprepared to disclose their disability or negotiate accommodations. To better understand employer accommodation practices with youth with disabilities and how companies create inclusive environments, researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 18 employers who hire young people with disabilities. This research provides recommendations for vocational rehabilitation professionals to better serve jobseekers with disabilities and potential employers.
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The State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program - The First 100 Years RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/29/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first federally funded program to assist people with disabilities who had not acquired their disabilities as a result of serving in the military. The Rehabilitation Services Administration invites you to celebrate 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation with this historical perspective: THE STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES PROGRAM – THE FIRST 100 YEARS
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WorkforceGPS Resources in the NCRTM RSA Funded - Full or Partial

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials | Published 1/28/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

WorkforceGPS is an online technical assistance website created to help build the capacity of America's public workforce investment system. Sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, WorkforceGPS was developed specifically for workforce professionals, educators, and business leaders. Here you will find curated communities of interest, useful webinars and other training resources, promising workforce development practices, and relevant evidence-based research – giving you the tools you need to help you create innovative approaches to improve the employment prospects of job seekers. This is a list of key WorkforceGPS resources in the NCRTM library especially for employers,
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Jobs Driven Technical Assistance Resources in the NCRTM RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 1/28/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

The following resources are the RSA-funded Jobs Driven Technical Assistance Center (JDVRTAC) resources in the NCRTM library. Included are toolkits, highlighted resources, and upcoming training opportunities.
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CSAVR Resources in the NCRTM Library RSA Funded - Full or Partial

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 1/28/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

The following are highlighted resources in the NCRTM library featuring the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR).and the National Employment Team (NET)
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PY17-PY18 Measurable Skills Gain Data by Agency and with Aggregates RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/28/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This is a the dashboard and tables for PY17-PY18 Measurable Skills Gain (MSG) Data by Agency and with Aggregates including: • Glossary • MSG Overview Dashboard • PY18 MSG for Combined Agencies • PY18 MSG for Blind Agencies • PY18 MSG for General Agencies • Total PY18 MSG in 2 Agency State • MSG with Gains Details • MSG Types of Education-Training
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Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP)

The Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP) | Published 1/27/2020 | The Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP)

The Talent Acquisition Portal® (TAP) is led by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and The National Employment Team (NET) in partnership with disABLEDperson, Inc. TAP is an online system which includes both a national talent pool of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) candidates looking for employment and a job posting system for businesses looking to hire individuals with disabilities. TAP was developed in response to the need and demand of businesses who needed access to a centralized talent pool of individuals with disabilities, but who also needed the ability to connect to support at the local, state, and national level. Businesses with multi state footprints can benefit from posting jobs to one place.
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WorkforceGPS Disability and Employment Community

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 1/26/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

This site is an online resource destination for the American Job Center network, people with disabilities, and employers. In addition, this is a resource for all key stakeholders who partner with the workforce system to provide services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In piecing together disability and employment, our goal is to achieve a brighter future for Americans with Disabilities in the labor market.
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VR100: Vocational Rehabilitation 100th Anniversary RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/25/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first federally funded program to assist people with disabilities who had not acquired their disabilities as a result of serving in the military. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Fess Act of 1920, also known as the Industrial Rehabilitation Act and referred to as "The National Civilian Vocational Rehabilitation Act," into law June 2, 1920. On this site you will find the kick-off podcast from OSERS Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Schultz, VR100 graphics, signature block and the hashtag #VR100Years to use as your agency and organization promote the year. New information will be added to the VR100 webpage throughout 2020.
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Abilities in Abundance: Our Continued Commitment to Inclusive Employment

CVS and CSAVR | Published 1/22/2020 | CVS

CVS Health is addressing the national disability employment gap and helping break down the barriers faced by far too many with differing abilities. Their ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion means that they believe in connecting individuals with disabilities with rewarding work experiences at CVS Health, which they do through their nationally recognized Abilities in Abundance program.
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Americans with Disabilities Act Disability Related Access for Inmates and Visitors Guide

Julie Ballinger, M.A., Vinh Nguyen, J.D., M.B.A. (Ed.), Southwest ADA Center | Published 1/22/2020 | Southwest ADA Center

This guide is designed to be utilized by local, state, and federal government correctional institutions and government-funded private detention facilities, in order to educate and train facility staff regarding their Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other civil rights responsibilities towards inmates with disabilities and visitors with disabilities.
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American Job Center (disability job-driven resources)

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 1/20/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

A weekly Webcast Coffee Chat Series launched by ETA to help further build the capacity of American Job Centers support the disability population enter or return to the labor force. In kicking off the year 2020, two colleagues share online tools and resources with each other in both conversation and presentation-mode style to address commonly asked questions.
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Program on Innovative Rehabilitation Training on Employer Engagement (PIRTEE) Innovative Rehabilitation Training Program Topic 5: Employer Engagement Focus RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) | Published 1/20/2020 | Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)

This is the abstract for this RSA grant-funded project. The ICI proposes this highly innovative and sustainable approach to in-service and pre-service training in order to advance the competencies of existing staff to serve businesses better and create stronger business relationships; this will lead to improved opportunities for people with disabilities served through the VR system. PIRTEE will integrate research and emerging evidence into training building off of the RSA investments in the JDVRTAC toolkits, by creating training modules for the VR system, rehabilitation professionals and para-professionals, as well as faculty in rehabilitation counseling programs.
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Employer.Gov Resources for Job Creators

Employer.Gov | Published 1/20/2020 | U.S. Department of Labor

This site provides answers to common questions about workers and business. Topics include: pay and benefits; workplace safety and health, small business, required posters, federal contractor requirements, veteran and service member employment, and nondiscrimination.
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Disability Focus Tax Incentives - Employers and Individuals with Disabilities

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 1/20/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

The year-end clock is ticking - it is a good time to get tax records in order. Businesses accommodating or hiring employees with disabilities may qualify for tax credits and deductions. For individuals with disabilities, they may qualify to contribute to a tax-advantaged savings account to fund disability expenses. This resource page includes more information about different financial incentives available.
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Vertical Horizons "Hearts of Glass" trailer

JenTen | Published 1/20/2020 | JenTen

Hearts of Glass follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest (VH), a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that grows crops while providing meaningful, competitively-paid jobs for people with disabilities. The film weaves the story of VH’s launch with the personal journeys of several employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Innovation and inclusion create a fertile environment for people and plants to grow. The Vertical Harvest is a collaborative project of CSAVR's NET and Wyoming VR
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VR Turns 100 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio | Published 1/20/2020 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Welcome to episode 78 of the VR Workforce Studio Podcast, as 2020 brings us the 100th anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation. The Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Mark Schultz, joins us on today’s podcast to talk about the events and activities planned for 2020, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation. RSA has been working on a framework to plan for a series of monthly activities over 2020 to celebrate the success of our VR agencies across the country. They are working with partners at a national, state, and local level, to create innovative programs and services for the future.
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Being a Mentor Resources

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

January is National Mentoring Month to help promote youth mentoring in the United States. To celebrate January as National Mentoring Month these specialized resources and technical assistance tools from WorkforceGPS focus on serving the disability population.
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Self-Employment: A Viable Option in Vocational Rehabilitation RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 1/2/2020 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

Research-to-Practice Brief: Self-employment can be a viable option for people with disabilities seeking employment using vocational rehabilitation services, especially for those in rural communities where jobs and transportation access are limited. Often vocational rehabilitation agencies do not consider this option due to concerns over support staff, costs, and the viability of self-employment. Recently, researchers compiled data from vocational rehabilitation agencies across various states and geographic locations to explore the viability of self-employment services. They found several agencies had developed resources and staff to foster higher rates of successful self-employment for individuals with disabilities.
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Provision of Pre-employment Transition Services: Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Variation in the First Program Year of Reporting

Todd Honeycutt, Purvi Sevak, & Adele Rizzuto | Published 12/27/2019 | Mathematica

This brief presents statistics that document vocational rehabilitation agencies’ implementation of pre-employment transition services in the first year that agencies reported on those services.
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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 12/9/2019 | 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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