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General Information for RSA Discretionary Grant Competitions RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 12/31/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

General Information for RSA Discretionary Grant Competitions. Pertinent information that generally applies across discretionary grant programs funded through RSA. This information is not repeated in summary of information for program specific competitions.
Average Rating: 3.2

Pre-Application Meeting Questions and Answers for American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) - Assistance Listing Number 84.250P RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 12/30/2021 | U.S. Department of Education

This document contains answers to questions asked during and after the pre-application webinar held on December 20, 2021.
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FY 2022 American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) - Assistance Listing Number 84.250P - Pre-Application PowerPoint Presentation RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 12/20/2021 | U.S. Department of Education

FY 2022 American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) - Assistance Listing Number 84.250P - Pre-Application PowerPoint Presentation. The purpose of the AIVRS program is to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, including culturally appropriate services, to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with such eligible individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that such individual may prepare for, and engage in, high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for economic self-sufficiency.
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Graduation to Certification Resource Library Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

CATIE Center | Published 12/19/2021 | St. Catherine Univesity

The Graduation to Certification Resource Library is a searchable database of activities and videos for novice interpreter skill development. A variety of filters allow you to narrow your search for specific types of resources. Designed for both deaf and hearing interpreters, the resource library is useful for both novice interpreters and educators working with novice interpreters.
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Resources from the NCRTM for Veterans RSA Funded - Full or Partial

NCRTM | Published 12/15/2021 | 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 includes a sampling of resources for serving veterans.
Average Rating: 3

Work-Based Learning for Students with High Support Needs: Themes, Strategies, and Policy Recommendations RSA Funded - Full or Partial

NTACT:C | Published 12/15/2021 | NTACT:C

Research supports the idea that meaningful work-based learning experiences (WBLE) during secondary education is a strong predictor of post-school employment for students with all disabilities. Unfortunately, providing quality and meaningful WBLE to students with high support needs is a stubborn and persistent problem, with many schools experiencing challenges in supporting all students with individually tailored WBLE experiences in the community. This informational brief provides an outline of strategies and structure for developing and implementing a work-based learning program for students with complex support needs.
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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 12/15/2021 | 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 links to all available IRI documents beginning with the ones that have been remediated for accessibility by New Editions Consulting, Inc. from 2016 - 2021 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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VRTAC-QM Manager Minute - Monitoring: Surviving and Thriving Before, During, and After the Process RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Carol Pankow, Felicia Johnson, Lindy Foley | Published 12/13/2021 | VRTAC-QM

Joining Carol Pankow in the VRTAC studio is Felicia Johnson, Commissioner of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department, and Lindy Foley, Director of Nebraska VR. Today we are discussing how Felicia and Lindy prepared for the RSA monitoring process, what they experienced, and what they learned. They will share how they see monitoring as a continuous improvement process and an opportunity for growth.
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Side By Side View: Transition Services

NTACT:C | Published 12/3/2021 | NTACT:C

NTACT:C partners have developed this document to help compare and contrast the transition services requirements for Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Pre-Employment Transition Services. Organized by major parts of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the federal regulations for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Program, this document outlines how each entity addresses: Definitions of transition services Target population Nature, scope and purpose of services Description of activities and services Reservation of funds It also outlines how schools, pre-employment transition services and vocational rehabilitation are to work in collaboration to help students with disabilities achieve positive post school outcomes.
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SCVRD Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Pre-Employment Transition Services RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Margaret Alewine | Published 12/2/2021 | University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI)

PEQA Capstone Project Overview Brief
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Evaluation of the SCVRD Information Technology Training Center RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Jacob L. Chorey | Published 12/2/2021 | University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI)

PEQA Capstone Project Overview Brief
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The Impact of Early Work Experience on VR Outcomes RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Chris Clause | Published 12/2/2021 | University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI)

PEQA Capstone Project Overview Brief.
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The Effect of Introductory Training on the Use of Motivational Interviewing in Vocational Rehabilitation RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

David Higginbotham | Published 12/2/2021 | University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI)

PEQA Capstone Project Overview Brief
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A Pilot Study to Develop VR Case Review Instrument for WIOA Performance Measure Data Collection RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Elaine Robertson | Published 12/2/2021 | University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI)

PEQA Capstone Project Overview Brief
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A Pilot Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of Person-Centered Planning RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Eve Lo | Published 12/2/2021 | University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI)

PEQA Capstone Project Overview Brief
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Body Language: Talking about the Cardiovascular System in ASL for Hearing Interpreters Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

CATIE Center | Published 12/1/2021 | St. Catherine University

"Body Language: Talking about the Cardiovascular System in ASL for Hearing Interpreters" process provides resources to learn about the following topics: blood pressure, heart attack, aneurysms, angiograms/angioplasty, atrial fibrillation, and the cardiovascular system as a whole. Resources are provided in written English with diagrams as well as ASL sample explanations. Participants use a three-step process to explain the information in ASL, view samples for other ideas for how to improve the ASL explanation, and then re-explain the information with updated approaches.
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Body Language: Interpreting about the Cardiovascular System for Deaf Interpreters Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

CATIE Center | Published 12/1/2021 | St. Catherine University

"Body Language: Interpreting about the Cardiovascular System for Deaf Interpreters"provides resources to practice and translation about the following topics: blood pressure, heart attack, aneurysms, angiograms/angioplasty, atrial fibrillation, and the cardiovascular system as a whole. For each topic, participants work on the following skills: doing a prediction activity to prepare to think about the topic, sight translation from written English and graphic information on the topic; interpreting from a feed by a certified hearing interpreter (CHI); copy signing from a certified Deaf interpreter, re-interpreting from a feed by a CHI.
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Orientation & Technical Assistance Guide for State Vocational Rehabilitation Directors RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information State Developed Resource

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 11/17/2021 | U.S. Department of Education

This orientation is provided to support new state vocational rehabilitation (VR) directors in the important work of administering Federal programs within their state funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), including the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, the State Supported Employment Services Program, and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program. RSA developed this guide to provide quick and efficient access to information and technical assistance resources related to the administration of these programs.
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Emerging Lessons for Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs: Managing Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy | Published 11/16/2021 | U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sponsored the Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) initiative. The initiative focused on building capacity for inclusive apprenticeship programs. It also focused on developing and disseminating resources and tools to make apprenticeship onboarding and recruitment, education and training, and workplace experiences and mentoring more inclusive, specifically for people with disabilities. In particular, the initiative sought to learn how inclusive practices from education, workplace, and work-based learning settings could be applied to apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs
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Perspectives on Apprenticeship

Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship | Published 11/16/2021 | Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship

This resource is designed to help employers better understand the benefits of inclusive apprenticeship programs and how collaborating with apprenticeship intermediaries, disability advocates, and people with disabilities can help create inclusive apprenticeship programs that enable job seekers with disabilities to gain credentials and skills to succeed in growing industries.
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Working with Older Adults with Anxiety RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OI-TAC, National Research & Training Center

We all deal with stress in our lives, but when we have ineffective or negative coping strategies an anxiety disorder may develop. This can occur at any age and can increase in severity with age, difficult life transitions, and physical disabilities. It is important for service providers to identify and understand how to work effectively with consumers with anxiety disorders. This resource covers strategies for providers with individuals with anxiety.
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Working with Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments RSA Funded - Full or Partial

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

Memory problems and cognitive impairments are common for older adults. The frequency and severity of the problems are what differentiate between normal age-appropriate cognitive functioning and conditions such as mild cognitive impairment, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This resource provides strategies for providers on working with older adults with cognitive impairments.
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Working with Older Adults with Depression RSA Funded - Full or Partial

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

It is not uncommon for older adults who are dealing with a chronic illness or grieving a loss to feel depressed. However, feeling depressed is sometimes a phrase used to describe sadness or grief, and is not indicative of a depressive disorder. Depression is more than feeling sad; it is a medical illness. Depression is not a part of normal aging, but it is common in older adults. This resource gives strategies for providers to use while working with older adults with depression.
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Working with Older Adults Experiencing Grief RSA Funded - Full or Partial

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

For older adults experiencing vision loss, grief is part of the adjustment process and is one of the most prevalent mental health concerns. As we age, we can experience many losses; people we love, abilities, activities we enjoyed, and the former perception of ourselves. All these losses need to be processed in a healthy way to prevent impairment. If grief is not processed in a healthy way it can lead to mental health conditions such as substance abuse, depression or anxiety disorders. This fact sheet covers strategies for providers to utilize while working with older adults experiencing grief.
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Working with Older Adults with a Substance Abuse Disorder RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center | Published 11/16/2021 | OIB-TAC, National Research & Training Center

Some older adults who are having difficulty coping with challenges in their lives use substances such as alcohol or drugs to ease suffering. Sometimes this is a conscious choice and other times, people begin abusing substances without conscious intent. It is important for providers to be aware of substance abuse disorders and ask questions. This resource provides strategies for providers working with older adults with a Substance Abuse Disorder.
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