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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 8/26/2021 | 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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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FY 2021 Rehabilitation Short-Term Training: Client Assistance Program (CAP Training) - Assistance Listing Number 84.246K - Pre-Application PowerPoint Presentation RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 6/23/2021 | U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issued a notice inviting applications on June 23, 2021 for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Rehabilitation Short-Term Training: Client Assistance Program (CAP Training), Assistance Listing Number 84.246K, to provide CAP professionals with the necessary knowledge, competencies, and skills to inform, assist, and advocate for clients and client-applicants regarding expanded education, training, and competitive integrated employment opportunities and other services and benefits available under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA. The application deadline is August 9, 2021.
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Purchasing and Licensing Accessible Video Conferencing Platforms that Work for Everyone

Disability:IN | Published 6/17/2021 | Disability:IN

When purchasing or licensing video conferencing platforms, always keep in mind that people with disabilities may be participating as audience members, speakers, screen sharers, anyone using chat functionality, or administrators. An accessible platform will work for people in all these roles. This information brief includes questions to ask vendors and sample contracting language.
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Questions for Captioning and Transcription Vendors During Procurement Process

Disability:IN | Published 6/17/2021 | Disability:IN

Things to consider when procuring vendors for: • Human captions for recorded video • Human captions for live video • Auto-captions for recorded video • Auto-captions for live video Includes platforms, quality, accessibility, logistics, and other video accessibility issues and provides a sample RFP.
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COVID-19 Response: Digital Accessibility and Other Best Practices for Remote Work

Disability:IN | Published 6/17/2021 | Disability:IN

Disability:IN and the Accessibility Leadership Committee recognize that digital accessibility is crucial to the success of every diversity and inclusion initiative. The sudden switch to remote work due to the global coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital accessibility at work – wherever that work takes place. Drawing on the collective expertise of our corporate partners, this section of Disability:IN’s COVID-19 Response Series lists action items to help organizations ensure that employees with disabilities are included in all aspects of remote work during this crisis and always.
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Mental Health Spotlight: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) | Published 6/16/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)

Resources to Support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders include: -Trending Articles and Initiatives -Resources and Training for Professionals -Resources for Individuals and Families -Mental Health Service Provider Directories
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Celebrating the ADA

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 6/11/2021 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

In July, the nation celebrates the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of disability and is helping ensure all Americans have equal access to employment. The Employment and Training Administration highlights government and nonprofit resources to support American Job Centers, employers, and people with disabilities on the technical assistance resources available.
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VR Program Fiscal Management RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) | Published 6/11/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM)

The Fiscal Management of a VR Program is a paramount function of the overall organizational effectiveness of an agency. The overarching goal of this information is to provide tools and resources to help your agency understand the most prominent components of financial management. These resources can help agencies… - Plan expenditures effectively; - Make expenditures effectively; - Track expenditures effectively; and -Report expenditures effective
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Prior Approval Resource Tool RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) | Published 6/11/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management

This tool seeks to help State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies understand the prior approval requirements and assist in considerations for policy implementation and internal controls.
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VRTAC-QM Manager Minute Podcast RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM), Carol Pankow, host | Published 6/9/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM), Carol Pankow, host

VRTAC-QM launched the Manager Minute podcast Conversations powered by VR. One Manager at a time. One Minute at a time. Carol Pankow is the host.
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Creating a Path to Employment for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities

The LEAD Center | Published 6/7/2021 | The LEAD Center

The LEAD Center designed its Guided Group Discovery, Veterans Edition—Facilitator Guide to train people to facilitate GGD sessions with Veterans, people with disabilities, and/or others who are experiencing challenges to employment. The LEAD Center has supported pilot projects implementing GGD in American Job Centers (also known as One-Stop Centers) in collaboration with a variety of partners, including Veterans’ service providers, vocational rehabilitation, programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health providers, Centers for Independent Living, homeless services providers, and others.
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Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) Demonstration Project

Social Policy Research Associates Inc. | Published 6/7/2021 | Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) U.S. Department of Labor

The Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) initiative was an effort to research, develop, test, and evaluate innovative strategies in existing apprenticeship programs that provide skills training to people with disabilities. Briefs include -Connecting Ticket to Work and Apprenticeships [PDF] -Emerging Lessons for Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs: Managing Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond [PDF] -Funding Inclusive Apprenticeships: Strategies for -Braiding, Blending, and Aligning Resources [PDF] -Strengthening Supports for People with Disabilities in -Pre-Apprenticeships Through Policy, Design, and Practice [PDF] -Using Universal Design for Learning in Apprenticeship [PDF]
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Value, Outcome and Performance-Based Payment Methodologies to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment: A Three-part Webinar Series

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor | Published 6/7/2021 | Office of Disability Employment Policy

ODEP hosted a three-part webinar series highlighting key components from the Value, Outcome and Performance-Based Payment Methodologies to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment guide with examples from states and state systems. The guide illustrates states’ successful approaches to paying for Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation and behavioral health services that support competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.
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Ticket to Work: Operating a Workforce EN Planning Guide and Workbook

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor | Published 6/7/2021 | Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor

The purpose of the Workforce EN Planning Guide and Workbook is to promote the benefits of participating as an Employment Network (EN) and to enhance awareness of available resources to help in this process, including guidance and promising practices. It has been designed to assist state and local area workforce leadership in the process of applying to become an EN and/or who are new to providing EN services. It includes a set of activities (e.g., checklists, discussion questions, exercises) to help walk through the process to make an informed decision.
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Career Seeker Resources from the Colorado Office of Employment First RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Colorado Office of Employment First | Published 5/30/2021 | Colorado Office of Employment First

Colorado Office of Employment First has information and resources for Career Seekers. General Information leads to resources to explore talents; develop new skills; go to work; and advance in a career. Other sections include resources for youth, family and educators; career exploration; self advocacy; education; disability benefits, ready for work, and maintaining work. The site also contains “Work Elevated – Youth Brochures” in English and Spanish that are also downloadable in accessible text format.
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Resources from the NCRTM on Financial Literacy RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 5/27/2021 | 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 for understanding Financial Literacy
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Resources from the NCRTM on Work Incentives RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials | Published 5/25/2021 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

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 for understanding Work Incentives
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Special Series: Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE): Lessons Learned to Support Transition Services and Programs RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Kelli Crane, Ellie Hartman, and Kelly Nye-Lengerman (guest eds.) | Published 5/21/2021 | Hammill Institute on Disabilities, Sage Publications

The journal, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals (Volume 44 Issue 2, May 2021) issued an open-access Special Issue: Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE), This special issue features findings from five of six PROMISE model demonstration projects and the Federal project officers from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The issue shares new knowledge on the practices and policies that contribute to the post-school success of low-income youth with disabilities. (See abstract for a list of articles)
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