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Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Targeted Communities (Project E3) Final Performance Report RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Targeted Communities (Project E3) | Published 7/8/2022 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Targeted Communities (Project E3)

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC) project, technical assistance provided, partners and sites involved, evaluative efforts, and resulting outcomes. The VRTAC-TC, referred to herein as Project E3, was designed to emphasize "Educating, Empowering, and Employing" diverse groups of stakeholders with a focus on improving collaboration between VR and community partners to positively impact employment outcomes for historically underserved and/or marginalized individuals with disabilities residing in low-income communities.
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Pre-Employment Transition Services: Set Aside Determination Guide RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C), Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) | Published 6/25/2022 | National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C), Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Quality Management (VRTAC-QM)

The following guide is offered for State VR agencies to determine whether an agency has met the requirement to reserve the pre-employment transition services funds required to meet the needs of all students with disabilities needing pre-employment transition services required and coordination activities, and to determine if an agency may pay for any authorized pre-employment transition services activities from the reserved funds.
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Resources from the NCRTM on Career Pathways RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 5/6/2022 | 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 is a curated sampling of resources available in the NCRTM that are focused on Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) that are developed by Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) discretionary grantees, State VR agencies, and Federal Partners.
Average Rating: 3

Pre-Application Meeting Questions and Responses for Disability Innovation Fund: Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Model Demonstration Project - Assistance Listing Number 84.421D RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/28/2022 | U.S. Department of Education

This document contains responses to questions asked during the pre-application meeting held on April 20, 2022.
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Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) Resources 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 4/22/2022 | Georgia Career Pathways, Kentucky Project CASE, Nebraska Career Pathways Advancement Project , Virginia Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities

RSA funded the Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities model demonstration projects with 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. These CPID Resources provide links to products developed through this grant.
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Episode 106 VR Workforce Studio: Work Makes the World Go Round with Armless Guitarist, George Dennehy. Plus an interview with OSEP’s new Director, Valerie Williams RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 4/19/2022 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

In this episode Rick discusses the new music video of Work Makes the World Go Round by George Dennehy. David Leon with Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services discusses the Pathways program. OSEP's new Director, Valerie Williams is interviewed. Autism Acceptance month is celebrated.
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Future of Work Podcast

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) | Published 4/19/2022 | The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Join The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) and leading HR blog Workology.com through this engaging podcast to explore how emerging technology trends in the workplace are impacting people with disabilities.
Average Rating: 5

JPMorgan Chase Video Case Studies

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) | Published 4/15/2022 | The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) released a four-part video case studies series highlighting JPMorgan Chase’s Business Solutions Team (BeST), which is comprised mainly of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The videos illustrate how the company moved to remote work during the pandemic, its work with partners to boost disability recruitment, its efforts to build an inclusive culture and the importance of recognizing talent. Captioned and audio described versions of the videos are available on the EARN website.
Average Rating: 3.3

Autism in the Workforce – Factsheet RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) | Published 4/11/2022 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)

This factsheet provides quick facts regarding Autism, as well as resources for further exploration.
Average Rating: 2.8

Businesses Discover Success by Hiring People with Autism – Factsheet RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) | Published 4/11/2022 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)

Information brief on business approaches and techniques for including neurodiversity in the workplace.
Average Rating: 3

Explore Work

The EmployMe1st project is a joint project of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services | Published 3/31/2022 | Employment First Florida

Explore Work is a group of lessons about exploring community employment. It was created to help individuals with disabilities become more aware of what it’s like to work in the community.
Average Rating: 2.9

Parent Perspective on Supported Decision Making

John McCarty | Published 3/31/2022 | Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)

Supported Decision Making is a process that leads to self-determination for people with disabilities. This video describes how supported decision making can empower individuals with disabilities and their families.
Average Rating: 3

Inclusive Career Pathways Desktop Guide: Information and Resources to Support Inclusive Programs and Services State Developed Resource

The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) | Published 3/31/2022 | National Disability Institute

Use this Inclusive Career Pathways Desktop Guide to locate the information and resources you need to support inclusive practices within the programs and services you are providing as part of your career pathways. Specifically, this Desktop Guide will lead you to information that covers five key topics: 1. Partnerships; 2. Job accommodations; 3. Strategies for job development; 4. Resource coordination; 5. Employer engagement.
Average Rating: 3

Disability Innovation Fund: Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Model Demonstration Project - Assistance Listing Number 84.421D - Pre-Application PowerPoint Presentation RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 3/24/2022 | U.S. Department of Education

The PowerPoint presentation for FY 2022 Disability Innovation Fund: Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Model Demonstration Project - Assistance Listing Number 84.421D. The purpose of this competition is to increase the opportunity for SWTCIE program participants--students and youth with disabilities seeking subminimum wage employment and potential Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program applicants or VR-eligible individuals with disabilities who are employed or contemplating employment at subminimum wage--to obtain competitive integrated employment, defined in section 7(5) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act).
Average Rating: 3.3

Outreach Guide for Formerly Incarcerated VR Clients RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) | Published 3/23/2022 | Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center For Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)

Employers are frequently hesitant to hire formerly incarcerated job seekers; however, recent economic shifts have created opportunities for people who are disabled and have criminal background. VR professionals can equip people with the necessary job skills to be successful.
Average Rating: 3

Episode 105 VR Workforce Studio: National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day with Reflections from the Front Lines, Plus Lou Adams, National Rehabilitation Association President

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 3/23/2022 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

On this episode National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day is celebrated. Rick interviews Alvin, who is taking business classes at Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center. Betsy interviews Lou Adams, President of the National Rehabilitation Association.
Average Rating: 3

Georgia Career Pathways Final Implementation and Outcomes Report

Georgia Career Pathways | Published 3/22/2022 | Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) awarded a Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) in 2015. GVRA received grant funding for a project that would be known as E3: Explore, Engage, Employ. The project purpose was to engage employers to customize existing career pathways and develop alternative pathways for youth who are out of school; engage families to increase youth participation; and connect youth across the nation who have similar career interests as well as develop services through social media strategies.
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Mentor Moments Podcast

Michael Kiener & Brayton Wooters | Published 3/21/2022 | Maryville University Rehabilitation Counseling Students and Missouri Rehabilitation Association Eastern Chapter

The Mentor Moments podcast is hosted by Maryville University Rehabilitation Counseling Students, in conjunction with the Missouri Rehabilitation Association Eastern Chapter. Each episode, listeners will meet and chat with professionals in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling- learning more about what they do, how they develop their skills, insights into the career of counseling, and more! Stay tuned for upcoming episodes! For more resources from Maryville University and the Missouri Rehabilitation Association Eastern Chapter: Blog: https://www.mraeasternchapter.com/blog YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJr0wrkPh-8fP_lHWNZykbg
Average Rating: 3.2

Life After High School: A Guide for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families of Youth with Disabilities RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Open Doors for Multicultural Families | Published 3/20/2022 | Open Doors for Multicultural Families

When culture and language differences are added into to the transition process, preparing for adult life becomes a very complicated puzzle. With this guide, it is hoped families and youth will be able to:  communicate individual and family needs.  work with the transition team.  complete applications for services before a youth leaves school.  make connections with people who support you and important resources for life after school This resource is available in nine languages. Information must be entered in order to download the material.
Average Rating: 2.7

Mental Health & Employment: Why Wellness is Important and How to Help RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Real Transition Partners | Published 3/20/2022 | SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

Youth/young adults with mental health challenges sometimes struggle to find and keep employment. Hear from a young man who will share his personal experience and why it's important to: -Normalize mental health and realize everyone can work. -Support young adults and avoid common pitfalls. -Help youth/young adults identify and learn skills to move forward
Average Rating: 3

Role of a State Rehabilitation Council RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Federation for Children with Special Needs | Published 3/20/2022 | Federation for Children with Special Needs

This webinar describes the role of a State Rehabilitation Council and the Parent Center's Role.
Average Rating: 3

Youth/Family Engagement and VR RSA Funded - Full or Partial

REAL Transition Partners | Published 3/20/2022 | SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

Family & Youth engagement is vital in all services. Hear how the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Office of Individual and Family Engagement partners with individuals with disabilities and their chosen allies to ensure the development and delivery of comprehensive services and how you can partner with the Vocational Rehabilitation agency in your state to do so as well.
Average Rating: 1.5

Understanding the Individualized Plan for Employment RSA Funded - Full or Partial

REAL Transition Partners | Published 3/20/2022 | SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

The Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is a gateway to employment services with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). In this session, you’ll learn: -What the IPE is and how it fits with the Individual Education Plan. -Take away best practices for partnering with VR to make the IPE a dynamic roadmap to meaningful employment.
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Housing: Starting the Journey RSA Funded - Full or Partial

PACER Center | Published 3/20/2022 | PACER Center

This video is designed for parents of children with disabilities to start planning for the time when their son or daughter will move out. Most parents are not sure how to begin planning for this transition, but this video will help families get started. Viewers will receive an overview of the housing and services options that are available and the person-centered planning concepts to help your son or daughter develop their vision for independent living, housing, and services. Learn more at: http://www.pacer.org/housing/
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Life Skills Checklist RSA Funded - Full or Partial

peatc | Published 3/20/2022 | peatc

Learning and practicing life skills is an important step for students as they plan for transitioning into adulthood. The Life Skills Checklist can help transition age students (14-22), their families, and IEP Team track independent living/life skills. This list below does not include every skill, and all these skills may not apply to all people. It is important to remember that everyone is unique, and individual support needs may vary
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