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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.
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OCR Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility

Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education | Published 3/17/2020 | Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education presents this short webinar on requirements for online education and website accessibility. This is a brief 7 minute video - Please email questions to OCRWebAccessTA@ed.gov - File an OCR complaint online: ocrcas.ed.gov - Learn more about OCR: www.ed.gov/OCR
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Resources from the NCRTM on Apprenticeships RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NCRTM | Published 3/15/2020 | NCRTM

Listing of resources available in the NCRTM that relate to Apprenticeships
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VR Workforce Studio Podcast #80: Being Heumann with Judy Heumann, an Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Advocate RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio | Published 3/9/2020 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

• In Episode 80 of the VR Workforce Studio Judy Heumann discusses her new book, Being Heumann: An unrepentant memoir of a disability rights advocate and Christina Brown, now a supervisor with CVS Health, is here to discuss her career path and life with ectodermal dysplasia and the NCRTM shares resources to highlight Disability Awareness Month.
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | Published 3/5/2020 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

People with disabilities may be especially vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site for Corona Virus contains information about the disease, information for schools, businesses and other community providers, and daily situation updates.
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General Information for RSA Discretionary Grant Competitions FY2020 RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 3/5/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

General Information for RSA Discretionary Grant Competitions FY 2020. 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.
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Disability and Employment eLearning Modules

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 3/5/2020 | 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 (To Be Released during April, 2020) - Module 3: Providing Inclusive Business Services – A Day in the Life of an American Job Center (To Be Released during May, 2020)
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Calculating VR Program Performance for Measurable Skills Gain (MSG) in Program Years 2020 and 2021 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC and RSA | Published 3/3/2020 | WINTAC

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the WINTAC are pleased to share Calculating VR Program Performance for MSG in Program Years 2020 and 2021. This technical assistance tool highlights key information from RSA-TAC-20-02 related to establishing performance levels and outlines, using two examples, how RSA will calculate Individual Indicator Scores for Measurable Skill Gains Rate after each Program Year ends. If you have any questions, please contact your RSA State Liaison https://rsa.ed.gov/people.cfm?openpanel=2&tab=1&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= or reach out to your WINTAC contact.
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National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making

National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making | Published 3/2/2020 | Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Burton Blatt Institute, KU Lifespan Institute

The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making (NRC-SDM) builds on and extends the work of Quality Trust's Jenny Hatch Justice Project by bringing together vast and varied partners to ensure that input is obtained from all relevant stakeholder groups including older adults, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members, advocates, professionals and providers. The NRC-SDM partners bring nationally recognized expertise and leadership on SDM, representing the interests of and receiving input from thousands of older adults and people with I/DD. They have applied SDM in groundbreaking legal cases, developed evidence-based outcome measures, successfully advocated for changes in law, policy and practice
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Supported Decision-Making

Center for Public Representation | Published 2/25/2020 | Center for Public Representation

Supported decision-making (SDM) is an effective alternative to guardianship that is gaining momentum nationwide. SDM gives people more independence, more dignity, more freedom. This site is a project of the Center for Public Representation, a national legal advocacy center for people with disabilities. CPR uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to promote the integration and full community participation of people with disabilities and all others who are devalued in today’s society.
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Self-Employment RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 2/20/2020 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

This E3TC page highlights information, training and resources about self-employment which is a viable option for people with disabilities who are supported by vocational rehabilitation.
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Florida Abilities Work Portal in Employ Florida RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Employ Florida | Published 2/19/2020 | Employ Florida

The Florida Abilities Work portal in Employ Florida is designed to meet the needs of Florida employers looking to hire qualified job seekers with disabilities and the job seekers who are trying to find that next great job. You can find information to help match employers with job seekers who have a disability, as well as resources for support services. Employers can list available jobs on Employ Florida or search for potential employees who have disabilities at Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). Job seekers with disabilities can search for available jobs on the Employ Florida.
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Minnesota VRS Community Partners and Related Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) | Published 2/19/2020 | Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) relies upon a broad coalition of Community Partners to provide services to individuals with disabilities. This page contains links for Community Rehabilitation Providers related to training, submitting proposals, completing forms, and other useful information.
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Hope after Lockup: A Journey of Recovery and Vocational Rehabilitation RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio | Published 2/8/2020 | ick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Bently Wood, a peer support specialist with the the New River Valley Community Services Board shares his story about incarceration, recovery, and success with VR. Katherine Henderson, senior project manager with the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board discusses their exciting partnership with VR through the RSA-funded Targeted Communities Grant. The NCRTM highlights resources from the Jobs Driven TA Center, CSAVR. Workforce GPS, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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RSA-TAC-20-02: Negotiations and Sanctions Guidance for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Core Programs RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 2/6/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

Through this guidance, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (Departments) delineate the process for negotiating levels of performance, as required by section 116(b)(3)(A)(iv) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This guidance also provides explanation of the two instances in which a state may be sanctioned—for performance failure or for failure to report (section 116(f) of WIOA). Section 116 of WIOA, its implementing regulations, and this guidance govern how the Departments will determine when it is necessary to sanction a state, which is statutorily required by WIOA.
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Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP) Promising Practices

ThinkWork | Published 2/2/2020 | titute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Given the national landscape and the emphasis on community employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), this webpage focuses on community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) engaged in practices that reflect individual integrated employment as a priority outcome. By spreading the word about these promising practices, we hope to maximize the capacity of CRPs to present integrated employment as the preferred option for their customers.
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Employer Perspectives on Disability Inclusion RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 2/2/2020 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

Research Brief: Fewer than one in five people with a disability receive accommodations in the workplace, and many people with disabilities are unprepared to disclose their disability or negotiate accommodations. To better understand employer accommodation practices with youth with disabilities and how companies create inclusive environments, researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 18 employers who hire young people with disabilities. This research provides recommendations for vocational rehabilitation professionals to better serve jobseekers with disabilities and potential employers.
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Apprenticeships and Customized Training RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 2/2/2020 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

This web-based resource from WINTAC provides comprehensive information related to apprenticeships and Jobs Driven Customized Training for individuals with disabilities including an overview, promising practices, literature review, laws, policies, and much more on these topics.
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The State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program - The First 100 Years RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/29/2020 | 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. The Rehabilitation Services Administration invites you to celebrate 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation with this historical perspective: THE STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES PROGRAM – THE FIRST 100 YEARS
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WorkforceGPS Resources in the NCRTM RSA Funded - Full or Partial

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials | Published 1/28/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

WorkforceGPS is an online technical assistance website created to help build the capacity of America's public workforce investment system. Sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, WorkforceGPS was developed specifically for workforce professionals, educators, and business leaders. Here you will find curated communities of interest, useful webinars and other training resources, promising workforce development practices, and relevant evidence-based research – giving you the tools you need to help you create innovative approaches to improve the employment prospects of job seekers. This is a list of key WorkforceGPS resources in the NCRTM library especially for employers,
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Jobs Driven Technical Assistance Resources in the NCRTM RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 1/28/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

The following resources are the RSA-funded Jobs Driven Technical Assistance Center (JDVRTAC) resources in the NCRTM library. Included are toolkits, highlighted resources, and upcoming training opportunities.
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CSAVR Resources in the NCRTM Library RSA Funded - Full or Partial

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 1/28/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

The following are highlighted resources in the NCRTM library featuring the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR).and the National Employment Team (NET)
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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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Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP)

The Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP) | Published 1/27/2020 | The Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP)

The Talent Acquisition Portal® (TAP) is led by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and The National Employment Team (NET) in partnership with disABLEDperson, Inc. TAP is an online system which includes both a national talent pool of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) candidates looking for employment and a job posting system for businesses looking to hire individuals with disabilities. TAP was developed in response to the need and demand of businesses who needed access to a centralized talent pool of individuals with disabilities, but who also needed the ability to connect to support at the local, state, and national level. Businesses with multi state footprints can benefit from posting jobs to one place.
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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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