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VR & Youth RRTC Fast Fact: Characteristics of Students that Attended Transition and Postsecondary programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSIDs) by VR Partnership Status

Frank Smith, Meg Grigal, John Shepard | Published 5/9/2019 | Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC); UMass Boston Institute for Community Inclusion

Characteristics of Students that Attended Transition and Postsecondary programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSIDs) by VR Partnership Status
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VR & Youth RRTC Practice Brief: What is Inclusive Higher Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities, and How Does it Connect to Vocational Rehabilitation? A Primer for VR Leaders an Practitioners

Meg Grigal and Barry Whaley | Published 5/9/2019 | Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC); UMass Boston Institute for Community Inclusion

What is Inclusive Higher Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities, and How Does it Connect to Vocational Rehabilitation? A Primer for VR Leaders an Practitioners
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VR & Youth RRTC Fast Fact: Vocational Rehabilitation Partnerships with Higher Education Programs Serving Students with Intellectual Disability

Meg Grigal and Frank Smith | Published 5/9/2019 | Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC); UMass Boston Institute for Community Inclusion

Vocational Rehabilitation Partnerships with Higher Education Programs Serving Students with Intellectual Disability
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Workplace Resources for Mental Health

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labo | Published 5/6/2019 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labo

Resources from Workforce GPS to understand how to support individuals with mental health issues in the workplace.
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RSA-PD-19-03 Instructions for the Completion of the Case Service Report (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services Program RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 5/6/2019 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

Through this Policy Directive (PD), the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is transmitting a copy of the revised RSA-911 for the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services and State Supported Employment Services programs.
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Vocational Rehabilitation at the Crossroads of Disability and Poverty, the Shane Padgett Story RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Rick Sizemore and Anne Hudlow, VR Workforce Studio | Published 5/1/2019 | Anne Hudlow and Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation.

Today we hear Shane’s story of becoming a long haul trucker, his disability and how vocational rehabilitation helped him gain the skills he needed for success in the trucking industry. John Walsh, head of the RSA-funded VR technical assistance center for targeted communities or E3 who helps communities in America like Martinsville where Shane lives, that have been hit hard with economic challenges. Also, on today’s show, we’ll bring you a wrap up from CSAVR with comments from Mr. Vision 2020 himself, Steve Wooderson and check in with Katia Albanese on the upcoming in focus newsletter from CSAVR and of course Cherie Takemoto is standing by with the NCRTM update.
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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 5/1/2019 | 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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Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute News Spring/Summer 2019 RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 4/30/2019 | Northwest Indian College

This TVR Institute Newsletter announces upcoming summer quarter courses, shares information from the Face-to-Face session, and upcoming events
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Center for Workplace Mental Health

Center for Workplace Mental Health | Published 4/25/2019 | American Psychiatric Association Foundation

The Center for Workplace Mental Health exists to help employers create a more supportive workplace environment for their employees and advance mental health policies at their organizations. We aim to be a practical resource to help employers improve workforce mental health in numerous ways—from addressing stigma and increasing awareness about mental health and mental illnesses, to ensuring that company health, mental health, and disability management programs are designed and managed to produce the best possible outcomes. It's our mission to promote awareness of mental health in the workplace and encourage employers to make positive change in the lives of their employee, while also benefiting their organization as a whole
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Why are Work-Based Learning Experiences Valuable? RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Sarah Wissel, Mathematica; Rich Tulikangas and Brian Guy, Vermont Linking Learning to Careers | Published 4/22/2019 | VocRehab Vermont and Mathematica

The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (DVR’s) Linking Learning to Careers (LLC) program provides enhanced work-based learning experiences to help high school students with disabilities as they make the transition to careers or postsecondary education. This brief describes these work-based learning experiences, which are the core component of LLC’s enhanced services
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Counselor Policy Manual RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation | Published 4/22/2019 | Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has posted their counselor policy manual. Each chapter contains the date revised.
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Success Stories RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Florida Division of Rehabilitation Services | Published 4/22/2019 | Florida Division of Rehabilitation Services

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation posts success stories of successful clients with disabilities in a variety of jobs including services, technical, and professional positions, self-employment, business start-up and others across the state. A brochure, numerous video highlights, and new stories highlight traditional and creative approaches to finding employment success through VR services.
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EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion | Published 4/17/2019 | Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion

EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit is a gateway to background, tools and resources that can help employers learn more about mental health issues and cultivate a welcoming and supportive work environment for employees who may be facing mental health issues. It also presents an easy-to-follow framework for fostering a mental health-friendly workplace, all built around the “4 A’s”: Awareness, Accommodations, Assistance and Access. Get started by selecting from the menu: • UNDERSTAND the Issue • CREATE a Mental-Health Friendly Workplace • MODEL Successful Programs • LEARN More
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Project E3’s Community of Practice (CoP) RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

E3TC Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC) (Project E3) | Published 4/15/2019 | E3TC Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC) (Project E3)

Project E3’s Community of Practice (CoP) brings together people interested in helping people with disabilities from underserved communities achieve their independent living and employment goals. Our community provides a space for open exchange between researchers gathering and sharing information about practices and community providers who apply knowledge to practices. In it, community members can share information and resources, ideas, approaches, insights, and experiences.
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Transition Students State Developed Resource

Opportunities for Ohioans | Published 4/12/2019 | Opportunities for Ohioans

This page from the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and describes OOD Transition services, eligibility for services, multi-agency transition planning, and guidance on timing of referrals for students with disabilities:There is also a tab to find out more about Pre-Employment Transition Services
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Checking Document Accessibility in Microsoft Word RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NCRTM | Published 4/10/2019 | NCRTM

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) is the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) gateway to current, relevant, and accessible vocational rehabilitation training material. Before we post materials in our library, we check to see if they are accessible to people with disabilities. By doing this, people who search for materials can be assured that what they download and share is accessible to all users. This video covers how to check Microsoft Word Documents for accessibility. For more information on accessibility, visit NCRTM's Accessibility Resources page.
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Interagency Collaboration: Working Together for Better Outcomes RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Richard Luecking | Published 4/10/2019 | UMD Center for Transition and Career Innovation

Interagency collaboration is considered a best practice in school-to-work transition to achieve positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Way2Work Maryland incorporates service coordination through inter-agency collaboration as a key element in the model, which was designed to evaluate the impact of work-based learning experiences on post-school outcomes for students with disabilities using a two-group randomized controlled trial. This Brief describes the Way2Work approach to inter-agency service collaboration.
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Checking Document Accessibility in PowerPoint RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NCRTM | Published 4/10/2019 | NCRTM

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) is the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) gateway to current, relevant, and accessible vocational rehabilitation training material. Before we post materials in our library, we check to see if they are accessible to people with disabilities. By doing this, people who search for materials can be assured that what they download and share is accessible to all users. This video covers how to check accessibility in PowerPoint. For more information on accessibility, visit NCRTM's Accessibility Resources page.
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Checking Document Accessibility in PDFs RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NCRTM | Published 4/10/2019 | NCRTM

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) is the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) gateway to current, relevant, and accessible vocational rehabilitation training material. Before we post materials in our library, we check to see if they are accessible to people with disabilities. By doing this, people who search for materials can be assured that what they download and share is accessible to all users. This video covers how to check PDF documents for accessibility. For more information on accessibility, visit NCRTM's Accessibility Resources page.
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Disability Statistics and Data

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 4/9/2019 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Disability statistics can be a useful tool to increase our collective understanding of the barriers faced by the disability population in the workforce. This information can also help us learn more about the customers we serve each day at an American Job Center. This WorkforceGPS page links to federal, university and WorkforceGPS links to help you gain insights on current and historical labor force participation at the national, state, and county levels.
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Vision 2020 Investing in America CSAVR 2019

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) | Published 4/8/2019 | Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)

This publication highlights examples of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) success stories, business partnerships, and VR agency highlights in 2019
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Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities: A Toolkit for Employers, Managers and Human Resource Professionals State Developed Resource

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities | Published 4/8/2019 | Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Integrating individuals with disabilities into the workplace can have many benefits for employers. Individuals with disabilities have proven to be dedicated, conscientious and highly productive workers when given the chance. The greatest barriers to hiring workers with disabilities are myths, fears and misunderstandings. In Ohio, the Toolkit for Employers is the best source of information for recruiting, hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. Employers can learn about best practices from some of Ohio's top employers; tax incentives for hiring workers with disabilities, and many other important information.
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Guided Group Discovery Resources: Introduction and Course, Participant Workbook, and Facilitator Guide

The LEAD Center and Office of Disability Employment Policy | Published 4/4/2019 | The Lead Center, National Disability Institute

Guided Group Discovery materials include a Facilitator Manual, an accompanying PowerPoint slide deck (Introduction and Course), and a Participant Workbook. The purpose of Guided Group Discovery is to lay the foundation for competitive integrated employment as a Universal Design that can benefit all job seekers. For some people, Guided Group Discovery leads to Customized Employment. For everyone, the process assists job seekers in identifying employment that would be a good fit both for them and an employer. The web browser version of the workbook allows users to reopen the Workbook you started and add to, edit, or review your information at any time through a link it will send you through email.
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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Annual Reports (PY 2017) RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/3/2019 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

Section 116(d)(2) of WIOA requires States to submit an annual statewide performance report, including information on levels of performance achieved with respect to the primary indicators of performance. For Program Year (PY) 2017, State VR agencies reported some of this information for the first time under WIOA. This data only includes outcomes for the Measurable Skill Gains (MSG) indicator for the VR program because this was the only primary indicator of performance under section 116(b)(2) for which data were available for performance reporting in PY 2017.
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WIOA Title I Data Snapshot - Interactive Infographic

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 4/2/2019 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) developed an interactive infographic focused on workforce services provided to individuals with barriers to employment, including people with disabilities. This infographic highlights Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I program data on the total number of participants identified as having a disability, percentage of individuals served by disability type, and participants with barriers to employment. WIOA Title I programs (Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth) are administered by ETA. For further instructions on viewing this infographic click on the “abstract” section in the NCRTM.
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