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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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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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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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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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A Sailor’s Journey through VR Following Military Service RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio | Published 12/1/2019 | VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

This episode features Alfred McMillan who left military service with depression, mental health challenges, anxiety disorder, and PTSD and found VR success after hard work. job readiness classes, small skills classes and work experience training. David Leon, the Deputy Director for Workforce at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services highlights business partnerships and Jessica Steele talks about Pre-Employment Transition Services
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Resources from the NCRTM on Interagency Collaboration RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 11/18/2019 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Resources from the NCRTM library on Interagency Collaboration.
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Resources from the NCRTM on Community Rehabilitation Providers RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 11/18/2019 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Resources from the NCRTM library on Community Rehabilitation Providers.
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Trauma-Informed Person-Centered Thinking and Support

National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) | Published 11/18/2019 | National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)

This webinar was about trauma and people with disabilities. Trauma is when something bad happens. It may have a lasting impact on a person. The speakers on the webinar shared: • Why it is important to know how trauma affects someone’s life • Many people with disabilities have been abused (70% of people with disabilities said they have been abused) • How to help people who have had traumatic things happen to them Person-Centered Planning and Trauma Person-centered discovery can help to learn about a person. This process can build trust. You can ask what makes the person feel safe. You might find out about trauma during person-centered planning. If you do, find someone for the person to talk to. It should be someone who is trained in healing
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Successful Customized Employment for Veterans

Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 11/13/2019 | Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

The Employment First Community of Practice webinar on "Successful Customized Employment Examples for Vets" is now available in archive. The webinar introduced several veterans who have successfully transitioned from the military into civilian jobs with the assistance of Customized Employment (CE). Intertwined with those stories is the definition of CE, highlights of the key principles, and examples of how those key principles can be integrated into current practices to improve competitive individual employment for veterans.
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Alaska DVR Resources for Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Vocational Rehabilitation | Published 11/13/2019 | Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Vocational Rehabilitation

Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) are agencies or individuals that are approved to provide employment support to individuals with disabilities served by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
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Florida DVR Vendor Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) | Published 11/13/2019 | Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Resources for vendors including training videos that highlight areas of focus for Florida DVR. Information/ requirements for becoming a new vendor, a newsletter with DVR updates of interest to vendors, reporting requirements and more.
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Florida DVR Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Service Provider Choice Directory RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) | Published 11/13/2019 | Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

The Service Provider Choice Directory helps VR customers make an informed choice about which service provider best fit your needs. You can search the directory on your own and/or with your counselor to learn more about the service providers in your area who provide the services you need. It also includes quarterly performance information about vendor services.
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Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers Manual State Developed Resource

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) | Published 11/13/2019 | Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

This online Vocational Rehabilitation Standards Manual is continually updated to ensure TWC customers receive quality services to assist them in achieving a successful outcome to their vocational rehabilitation or independent living goals; provides published standards for maintaining compliance; and provides criteria in order to meet TWC performance expectations for each purchase.
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Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Provider Services Portal State Developed Resource

Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services | Published 11/13/2019 | Tennessee Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services

This site contains a Community Rehabilitation Provider Best Practices Services Guide (updated 10/1/2019), client progress reports, flow charts for different types of services, quick guides and other resources.
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AIVRTTAC State Toolkit RSA Technical Assistance Center

AIVRTTAC | Published 11/13/2019 | AIVRTTAC

This toolkit is a part of a larger American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services AIVRS Program Directors Toolkit and describes opportunities to work with states including state VR and AIVRS partnerships and the memorandum of understanding.
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Vocational Rehabilitation Services Portion Refresher Training on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program Year 2020 Unified and Combined State Plan: RSA Technical Assistance Training Series RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 11/12/2019 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This is a four-part refresher training on the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services portion of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Year 2020 Unified and Combined State Plan. The training sessions are as follows: - Part I: Overview and Purpose of the State Plan - Part II: State Plan Descriptions a through j - Part III: State Plan Descriptions j through q - Part IV: Assurances, Certifications, and Appendices
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