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Case Service Report (RSA-911) Reasons for Exit RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC - Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center | Published 5/15/2020 | WINTAC - Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center

This tool outlines the Data Elements used to report case closure and exit from the VR program along with information about the specific codes required by Appendix 6 of the RSA-911. The tool also provides examples of when using these codes may be appropriate to report for individuals leaving the VR program.
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WorkforceGPS Accessibility and Technology Resources

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 5/14/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Technology is an essential piece to making the workplace more accessible for people with disabilities, but how do I get started? In support of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Thursday May 21, 2020, this posting includes resources to help increase awareness of possible steps American Job Centers and businesses can take to integrate technology to further increase access and inclusion for people with disabilities in the labor force.
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Technical Assistance for Parent Training and Information Centers 84.235G Pre-Application Meeting Questions and Answers RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 5/12/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

These are questions and answers from the pre-application meeting on 5/5/20 related to a FY 20 RSA Grant Competition for Technical Assistance for Parent Training and Information Centers (84.235G).
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Parent Information and Training Program 84.235F Pre-Application Meeting Questions and Answers RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 5/12/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

These are questions and answers from the pre-application meeting on 5/5/20 related to a FY 20 RSA Grant Competition for Parent Information and Training Program (84.235F)
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Disability and Employment eLearning Modules

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 5/4/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

The Disability and Employment eLearning Task Force in collaboration with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is developing eLearning Training Modules to help support the professional development needs of the workforce development staff across the country. eLearning Modules: - Module 1: Serving Individuals with Disabilities – A Day in the Life of an American Job Center (March 2020) - Module 2: Working Across Partners – A Day in the Life of an American Job Center (April, 2020) - Module 3: Providing Inclusive Business Services – A Day in the Life of an American Job Center (May, 2020)
Average Rating: 3

The State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program Before and After the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Report for April 2020 RSA Information

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration | Published 4/30/2020 | U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration

The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) is submitting this report pursuant to the congressional explanatory statement to the FY2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. No. 116-94), signed into law on December 20, 2019, that “directs the Secretary to submit a report within 90 days of enactment of this Act to the Committees evaluating any changes in trends in employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities served by State vocational rehabilitation programs before and after the implementation of the WIOA.” In addition, “[t]he agreement directs the Secretary to ensure appropriate State level implementation of the Rehabilitation Act, which may include the Department providing technical assistance as necessary.”
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Creating Accessible Excel Documents RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 4/30/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

This brief video tutorial covers some basics on creating accessible Excel documents. Topics covered include document properties, the accessibility checker tool, tables, URLs, sheets, and color contrast.
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Remediating Excel Documents RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 4/30/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

This brief video tutorial covers some basics on remediating inaccessible Excel documents. Topics covered include document properties, the accessibility checker tool, tables, URLs, and color contrast.
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84.129B Pre-Application Meeting Questions and Answers RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/29/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This document summarizes the questions and answers from a pre-application meeting held on April 21, 2020 for interested applicants for the competition under the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.129B.
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COVID-19 Best Practices for VR Professionals RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 4/23/2020 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

Whether you are working in an office or remotely, you may no longer be able to provide services face-to-face at your agency under the guidelines of the CDC during the COVID-19 outbreak. These best practices support you to continue serving people with disabilities while protecting yourself and them.
Average Rating: 3

Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities--Parent Information and Training Program - CFDA 84.235F RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/21/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This PowerPoint (PPT) is designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants for the competition under the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities--Parent Information and Training Program CFDA 84.235F. Specifically, this is designed to: Include a detailed review of the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA), a brief overview of material contained in the entire application package, and additional information and resources; Highlight pertinent information from the NIA to assist the applicant’s understanding of this competition; Supplement the relevant material associated with the competition for which you are applying.
Average Rating: 3

Parent Information and Training Program--Technical Assistance for Parent Training and Information Centers - CFDA 84.235G RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/21/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This PowerPoint (PPT) is designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants for the competition under the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) Parent Information and Training Program--Technical Assistance for Parent Training and Information Centers CFDA 84.235G. Specifically, this is designed to: Include a detailed review of the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA), a brief overview of material contained in the entire application package, and additional information and resources; Highlight pertinent information from the NIA to assist the applicant’s understanding of this competition; Supplement the relevant material associated with the competition for which you are applying.
Average Rating: 3

Episode 83: VR’s Anthem and Judy Heumann on Crip Camp Plus Steve Wooderson’s CSAVR Message RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio | Published 4/20/2020 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

This episode features the world premiere of VR’s national anthem “Lead On VR” featuring George Dennehy. Judy Heumann shares the new Netflix film, Crip Camp and what it was like to be at Camp Jened, the focus of the film that was such a hit at the recent Sundance Film Festival. Steve Wooderson from the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) shares his thoughts as the CSAVR spring conference was canceled because of the Coronavirus
Average Rating: 3

Vocational Rehabilitation Anthem - Lead On VR RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Rick Dennehy, Richard Adams | Published 4/10/2020 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

This video was released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of VR during Episode 83 of the VR Workforce Studio podcast https://ncrtm.ed.gov/Download.aspx?type=web&id=1143. This version was recorded by George Dennehy and the voices of rehabilitation choir. This work is based on the original recording by Dr. Ralph Pacinelli and the iconic phrase from Justin Dart, ‘Lead On VR’. This version was recorded by George Dennehy and produced by Richard Adams. It also features a host of professional musicians, a huge choir of students with disabilities from Wilson Workforce as well as Kathy Lafon and Jennifer Kirkland. A karaoke version and the sheet music is also available for download.
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Providing Transition-Services for Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NTACT - National Technical Assistance Center on Transition | Published 4/8/2020 | NTACT - National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

To support state and local education and other service providers, as well as students and families are challenged by the current health concerns, closings, and restrictions associated with COVID19, RSA-funded NTACT has organized a Transition Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak page focused on services and supports to students and youth of transition age and their families. Topics include: • Guidance on Services During Restricted Access to Schools and Community Services • Transition Assessment and Planning Resources • Transition Focused Instructional Resources • Employment Preparation Focused Instructional Resources • Online Instruction Resources and Tips • Examples of Guidance Documents and Resources from Other States
Average Rating: 3

Pre-Employment Transition Services: A Guide for Collaboration Among State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies and Education Partners RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC, NTACT and TransCen | Published 4/7/2020 | NTACT - National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

This guide, developed by TransCen, WINTAC, and NTACT staff, provides information and resources focused on (a) a shared understanding of transition services, (b) developing local partnerships, (c) collaborative approaches to individualized student planning, and (d) engaging with families.
Average Rating: 3

WINTAC Resources for Distance Service Delivery RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 4/7/2020 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

WINTAC has established a repository of links to COVID-19 resources for agencies and service providers who are adapting to adapt to requirements to shelter in place, Due to the urgency to share the information, some of the documents may not be fully accessible. For accessible version of the documents, please contact the publisher and/or author of the resources. Information that can inform distance service delivery include: • How VR Agencies are responding - Effective practices • Resources related to Teleworking and Telecounseling • Online Training Options for VR Staff • Remote delivery of services • Leading and managing organizations by distance • Technology and programs that facilitate remote service delivery
Average Rating: 3

COVID-19 Resources Page from WINTAC RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 4/7/2020 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

In addition to general information, WINTAC has organized resources specific to VR including: • Federal Disability Resources • Resources for Individuals with Disabilities • State Resources • Articles of Interest • Resources for Community Rehabilitation Providers Due to the urgency to share the information, some of the documents may not be fully accessible. For accessible version of the documents, please contact the publisher and/or author of the resources.
Average Rating: 3

Blind Abilities Podcast RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Blind Abilities | Published 4/6/2020 | Blind Abilities

The Free Blind Abilities App is the quickest way to reach your High School students, College bound Students and those seeking information about Blindness. All of our podcasts and blogs are created by fellow blind/Visually Impaired people who have or are breaking down the obstacles and sharing their experiences. From accessing the voiceOver features on the iPhone or iPad to Cleaning a Bathroom with alternative Techniques, Blind Abilities draws from the community of members and not only share their experiences, they listen and offer advice when needed. Topics include: College; Careers; STEM; iPhone101: Technology; Mobility; Job Insights; Fitness; Interviews; and much more
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DBI Module 1: The Protactile Movement Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

DeafBind Interpreting | Published 4/6/2020 | DeafBind Interpreting

Time: 60 min. (0.1 CEUs,* 1.0 CRCC credits *Eligible for Power, Privilege & Oppression CEUs); Presenters: Jelica Nuccio & aj granda; Description: This online module provides a cultural understanding of the evolution of the protactile movement. Jelica Nuccio and aj granda share the four fundamental components of protactile: history, philosophy, attitude, and language. This content is meant to provide a basic foundation for future modules that will explore more about the linguistic evolution of this emerging language.
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DBI Module 2: The Seven Principles of Protactile Language Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

DeafBlind Interpreting | Published 4/6/2020 | DeafBlind Interpreting

Time: 60 min., (0.1 CEUs,* 1.0 CRCC credits *Eligible for Power, Privilege & Oppression CEUs); Presenters: Jelica Nuccio & aj granda; Description: Protactile philosophy has grown out of the realization that DeafBlind people’s intuitions about tactile communication are stronger than the intuitions sighted people have. This realization has changed the way DeafBlind people communicate with each other, the way they work with interpreters, and more generally, the way they live. This online module addresses the seven principles and parameters of protactile language and builds upon the content from Module 1: The Protactile Movement.
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DBI Module 3: DeafBlind Interpreting in Vocational Rehab Settings Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

DeafBlind Interpreting | Published 4/6/2020 | DeafBlind Interpreting

Time: 75 min., (0.125 CEUs, 1.25 CRCC credits); Presenters: Roberto Cabrera & Rebecca Cowan-Story; Description: This online module is an introductory overview to working with members of the DeafBlind community in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) settings. The module addresses the purpose of VR and its foundational philosophy, reviews the VR process and employment-related services, the importance of understanding VR-specific vocabulary, the roles and responsibilities of interpreters that work in the VR setting with DeafBlind clients, ethical issues that may arise in VR settings, and resources for interpreters and other professionals who work with DeafBlind persons.
Average Rating: 3

DBI Module 4: Understanding Accessible Technologies RSA Funded - Full or Partial

DeafBind Interpreting | Published 4/6/2020 | DeafBind Interpreting

Time: 60 min., (0.1 CEUs, 1.0 CRCC credits); Presenters: Anindya “Bapin” Bhattacharyya and Mark Armstrong; Description: This module provides an introductory overview to different technologies that DeafBlind individuals may utilize. From iphones and apple products, to Braille displays, those working with DeafBlind individuals should possess a working familiarity with how these adaptive devices improve DeafBlind individuals’ lives and opportunity for employment.
Average Rating: 3

NARIC Spotlight on Making Telework Work for Everyone

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) | Published 4/1/2020 | National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Making telework work for everyone, including employees with disabilities, can be challenging, but it can also remove barriers to employment for some job seekers. It can make it possible for people to engage in meaningful work if they cannot leave home due to their disability or lack of transportation access, or if there is a lack of local opportunities. It can even help employment counselors and independent living coordinators assist those who are looking for work. This NARIC spotlight highlights recent research and development in telework from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere.
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Rehabilitation Long-Term Training 84.129B - PowerPoint RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 3/30/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This PowerPoint (PPT) is designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants for the competition under the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.129B. Specifically, this is designed to: Include a detailed review of the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA), a brief overview of material contained in the entire application package, and additional information and resources; Highlight pertinent information from the NIA to assist the applicant’s understanding of this competition; Supplement the relevant material associated with the competition for which you are applying.
Average Rating: 2.9