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Ed Owens and Vocational Training with CVS at WWRC. Meet Katia Albanese and learn about her exciting work with CSAVR and celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with Alan McClain and Jonathan Bibb from the 2018 CSAVR Fall Conference RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Rick Sizemore and Anne Hudlow, VR Workforce Studio | Published 11/15/2018 | Anne Hudlow and Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation.

This podcast features apprenticeships and innovative programs from CVS Stores as well as an update from CSAVR. The show notes include links to resources from the CSAVR Fall 2018 conference and the Valley to Apprenticeship video
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Pathways to the Future - Print Materials RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services | Published 11/12/2018 | West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services

Three guides developed by the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services include: • Transition Guide for Students with Disabilities and their Parents • Sample Lessons for Life After High School for Students with Disabilities • Work Exploration Program Manual
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Project E3 Presentation for CSAVR Fall Conference 2018 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 11/6/2018 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

The Project E3 Team presented at the fall Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) Conference held October 29 and 31 in Long Beach California. This presentation highlighted the mission driven nature of VR to focus on customers’ needs, including those living in regions with high-levels of poverty and lack of resources. Changes in policies, procedures, or practices were highlighted in the panel discussion with State VR Directors to highlight those agencies that are embracing and implementing innovation within their organizations. The presentation also highlighted successful partnerships that leverage other services provided in communities to drive successful employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
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Moccasin Telegraph - Issue 5 - AIVRTTAC RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

AIVRTTAC Staff | Published 10/31/2018 | AIVRTTAC IHD NAU

The AIVRTTAC Newsletter highlights AIVRS programs, products, events, staff, and more. The September newsletter focuses on new products.
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AIVRS PROGRAM MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Dr. Lee Gaseoma, Marc Espino | Published 10/31/2018 | AIVRTTAC IHD NAU

This document provides a template for use in developing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) specific to your AIVRS Program and State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agency. The template follows this introduction. Feel free to personalize the template by adding your own logo/contact information, customizing the footer, etc.
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Create Your Own AIVRS Program Overview RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

AIVRTTAC Staff | Published 10/31/2018 | AIVRTTAC IHD NAU

The purpose of the AIVRS Approved Grant Proposal Review Tool is to provide AIVRS Program Directors and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselors with a template to extract and highlight important components of the approved grant proposal.
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PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment (NPCTE)

PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment | Published 10/30/2018 | PACER Center

The NPCTE website provides quality information and resources for families of young adults with disabilities on transition planning, civil rights, work-based learning, career accommodations, higher education, financial aid, and much more.
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Step-by-Step Apprenticeship Implementation Guide RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

DeBrittany Mitchell, Neil McNeil, Julisa Cully, Jeanne Miller, Peggy Hale, Nerlie Blackburn, Tom Hooper | Published 10/30/2018 | Explore VR / Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JD-VRTAC)

​The Step-by-Step Apprenticeship Implementation guide outlines key steps for VR agencies to consider when developing paid work experience programs. It guides the process of developing paid work experience programs by expanding on the following steps: Definition of your Apprenticeship program, Assessment of Current Labor Market Trends, Building of a team, Evaluation of the System’s Current State, Development of strategy, Implementation of Your Program, Evaluation of Progress, and Measurement of Results, and Improvements.
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AIVRTTAC Poster RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

AIVRTTAC Staff | Published 10/30/2018 | AIVRTTAC IHD NAU

A poster detailing AIVRTTAC's poster and technical assistance options
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What Works RSA Information

Mary Lovley, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 10/26/2018 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This session focused on components of the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training grants funded by RSA that seem to be working well. Mary Lovley identified examples of activities from various grants that are working well and a panel of projects presented aspects of their specific grants that are working well. The session was then opened up for grantees to exchange information and ideas.
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Scholarly Treats and a Few Tricks: Finding Current, Relevant, and 508-Accessible Training and Technical Assistance Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials | Published 10/26/2018 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

The purpose of this presentation was to Inform educators, practitioners, and trainers about how to access and search for relevant material for potential incorporation or application into syllabi and coursework. Equip Rehabilitation Long-Term training scholars with information about how to access and search for material available on the NCRTM. This presentation contains links to a number of useful, current, and accessible resources related to vocational rehabilitation.
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Transportation Guide for Persons Who are Blind or Have Low Vision RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities,, National Research and Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision. | Published 10/25/2018 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities,, National Research and Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision.

his useful guide provides information about finding and using transportation options. It’s designed for persons with vision impairments and those who serve them, and includes information on: • Public, paratransit, and specialized transportation options • Taxicabs • Carpooling • Hired Drivers • Friends or relatives as drivers • Volunteer drivers • Bicycles • Walking It also gives practical tips on creating back-up plans, and tips on appropriate interactions with drivers and other passengers.
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Becoming a Peer Reviewer for RSA Discretionary Grants RSA Information

Mary Lovley, Diandrea Bailey, and Cassandra Shoffler | Published 10/25/2018 | Rehabilitation Services Administration

This presentation at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Fall 2018 focused on the roles and responsibilities of peer reviewers in the competition of RSA grants, the process currently used to review grants, how to get on the list of potential reviewers, and other related information.? Peer reviewers may be needed in FY 2019 and FY 2020 for a variety of RSA grant competitions, such as Braille Training, Parent Training and Information, Rehabilitation Long-Term Training, Rehabilitation Short-Term Training, Innovative Rehabilitation Training, Training and Technical Assistance Centers, Demonstration and Training, etc. RSA is always looking for peer reviewers who understand vocational rehabilitation and training.
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Introduction to RSA’s Payback Information Management System (PIMS) RSA Information

Amy Bitterman, Westat; Aaron Petrillo, Anlar; and Rosemary Collins, Anlar | Published 10/25/2018 | U.S. Department of Education

AnLar and Westat presented an update on payback procedures and the payback reporting system. Grantees learned about RSA’s Payback Information Management System (PIMS) which will replace the Management Information System (MIS) for reporting contract information, educational training, funding, and employment about participating scholars to verify the fulfillment of their service obligation.
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David Dillon Overcoming the Obstacles to Employment through Vocational Rehabilitation and WINTAC Super Stars, Rachel Anderson and Betsy Hopkins RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Rick Sizemore and Anne Hudlow, VR Workforce Studio | Published 10/15/2018 | Anne Hudlow and Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation.

This podcast's inspiration showcase is David Dillon’s story with reflections on his disability and how VR helped him train for a job at Eastman Chemical.Also special guest Rachel Anderson and Betsy Hopkins from WINTAC, their top suggestions for VR agencies implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act and Cherie Takemoto with a national clearinghouse update featuring resources from State VR agencies
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Resources from the NCRTM: Highlights from State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 10/10/2018 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

Highlights of resources in the NCRTM from State VR agencies covering topics related to improving performance quality,program management, counselor training, public awareness, work-based learning, and pre-employment transition services
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Psychological Practice in Rural Settings: At the Cutting Edge RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 10/8/2018 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

This E3TC-featured study highlights research and suggested practices considering psychological practice in rural settings. A combination of factors – close-knit relationships, mental health stigma, and privacy concerns – make getting and providing mental health care more challenging in rural areas. Despite these obstacles, use of technology and awareness of rural issues have provided more opportunities than ever for people seeking mental health treatment.
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Explore Work RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC, Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) | Published 10/3/2018 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

WINTAC has worked with Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) to design a series of web-based modules specific to the five required WIOA Pre-Employment Transition Services activities. The focus of these modules are students with disabilities for whom an online learning modality will enhance access in addressing their pre-employment transition service needs.
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11th Annual Summit on Performance Management Excellence RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

the Summit Group, Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center (PEQA), Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Network (RPEN), and Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC). | Published 10/2/2018 | the Summit Group, Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center (PEQA), Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Network (RPEN), and Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC).

The 11th Annual Summit on Performance Management Excellence co-hosted by the Summit Group, Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center (PEQA), Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Network (RPEN), and Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC). Vocational rehabilitation professionals met in Oklahoma City September 2018 to collaborate and share resources for quality employment outcomes from state-federal vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. Attendees learned evaluation results and research outcomes from practitioners and researchers and gained insight on VR agencies’ strategies for internal controls, program evaluation, skills gains, and other workplace integration processes.
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American Job Centers - Information for Families of Youth with Disabilities

PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment | Published 10/1/2018 | PACER Center

This publication helps families of youth with disabilities learn more about employment services they may be able to access through their local American Job Center.
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Resources from the NCRTM: Pre-Employment (Pre-ETS) Transition Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NCRTM | Published 10/1/2018 | NCRTM

This brief contains a description and links to NCRTM highlighted materials related to Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS).
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Exploring Relevant Motivational Interviewing Training Materials for Vocational Rehabilitation Settings RSA Technical Assistance Center

Heather Lynch | Published 9/27/2018 | NCRTM and Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation

This webinar explored Motivation interviewing (MI) training videos and resources from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation to help VR counselors gain skills to help VR participants build intrinsic motivation toward engagement and employment-related change goals. - Special Topics in Motivational Interviewing (MI) Video Series from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation covering topics that explain how to use MI in a VR setting - William - A Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video Series engaging a VR participant with a decision to move forward on a plan. - Working in a VR setting with a participant who experiences and intellectual and developmental disability.
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The Elephant in the Room: Poverty, Disability, and Employment RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

E3TC - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 9/21/2018 | E3TC - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

This E3TC-featured study highlights research and suggested practices considering poverty and disability shown that adults with even severe disabilities are often able to have successful careers and be self-sufficient. But, many of these people are un- or under-employed and living in poverty. Poverty and disability are often interrelated and cyclical. Poor living conditions and lack of insurance can cause disabilities. Medical and adaptive equipment expenses related to disability can cause poverty. Stressors of poverty survival often compound the obstacles presented by the disability itself.
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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 9/19/2018 | 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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Creative Workforce Solutions RSA Funded - Full or Partial

VocRehab Vermont | Published 9/18/2018 | Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

VocRehab Vermont’s initiative, Creative Workforce Solutions (CWS) streamlines and improves services to customers and employers by offering consistent, coordinated workforce development. Offering a variety of options to job seekers and employers alike, CWS progressive employment options to increase job opportunities for Vermonters. Site contains videos, and documents to support this progressive employment model geared to meet the needs of customers typically not considered to be “employable” and businesses who may be reticent to hire an unfamiliar employee. They can participate at the level that is most comfortable to them. Includes documents for paid internships, insurance, OJT and other items to quickly respond to business.
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