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RSA Call for Peer Reviewers Interpreter Material RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/11/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is seeking qualified peer reviewers for possible upcoming grant competitions. They are interested in potential reviewers who demonstrate vocational rehabilitation (VR) knowledge and expertise in areas such as interpreter training, working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind, the client assistance program, American Indians with disabilities, cultural competency, serving underserved populations, and the provision of technical assistance career pathways, and apprenticeship. For more information download the Call for Peer Reviewers document.
Average Rating: 3

FY 2021 Rehabilitation Training: Disability Innovation Fund Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project - 84.421C - Application Materials RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 1/7/2021 | U.S. Department of Educatoin

This competition will help VR-eligible individuals with disabilities, including previously served VR participants in employment who re-enter the VR program, to advance in high-demand, high-quality careers, such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including computer science, careers; to enter career pathways in industry-driven sectors through pre-apprenticeships, registered apprenticeships and Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP); to improve and maximize competitive integrated employment outcomes, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion in society; and to reduce reliance on public benefits such as SSI/SSDI and TANF
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Pre-Employment Transition Services Data Tool RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

RehabData Workgroup | Published 12/23/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This Data Tool highlights data reported by VR agencies for PYs 2017, 2018 and 2019 and provides National and State-level data related to students with disabilities who received pre-employment transition (Pre-ETS) services. The Data Tool is intended to serve as a resource for VR agencies to analyze these data, compare performance to trends in the VR program nationally and with similar States or other VR agencies.
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Measurable Skill Gains (MSG) Data Tool RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

RehabData Workgroup | Published 12/23/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This data tool showcases data reported by VR agencies for Program Years 2017 and 2018 and provides National and State-level MSG data to all VR programs while serving as a resource for VR agencies to analyze their MSG data and compare performance to that of the VR program nationally, with similar States, and/or other VR agencies.
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RehabData Workgroup RSA Funded - Full or Partial

RehabData Workgroup | Published 12/23/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

In the Fall of 2019, RSA established the RehabData Workgroup consisting of Federal and State representatives with data or program expertise to identify how to use data to best tell the story of the success of the VR program and identify areas for continued evaluation. The Workgroup is charged with developing and distributing tools and information that State VR agencies may use to help assess VR program performance using data that is already being collected.
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Project E3 State Continuation and Sustainability Plans RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 12/23/2020 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

Learn how Project E3 targeted communities plan to sustain their improved services and positive employment outcomes accomplished through Project E3. These videos were recorded at the Virtual Leadership 2.0 Conference on October 20th, 2020. States include California, Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina, New Mexico, New Jersey, and Virginia.
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General Information for RSA Discretionary Grant Competitions RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 12/23/2020 | 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

Choose Work: Ticket to Work

Social Security Administration (SSA) | Published 12/16/2020 | Social Security Administration (SSA)

The Ticket to Work program is a Federal program designed to provide SSI and SSDI beneficiaries the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter and maintain employment. This site contains links to useful information for employers, rehabilitation counselors, and people with disabilities.
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Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities Implementation and Impact Evaluation Reports - Virginia RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Xinsheng “Cindy” Cai, PhD Debbie Davidson-Gibbs, MS Zoe Padgett, MS Alexus Roane, BA Arayle Freels, MS Allyson Pakstis, PhD Merykokeb Belay, BA | Published 12/15/2020 | Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities

Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) is a demonstration program developed by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired under a grant from the RSA to enhance current vocational rehabilitation (VR) services in Virginia. The submission includes the implementation and impact evaluation reports of CPID Project. The implementation evaluation collected interviews and document review data to identify successes, challenges, and lessons learned. The impact evaluation used administrative and Unemployment Insurance data to investigate the short-term impact of project participants’ VR service receipt and labor market outcomes.
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Building Knowledge Creating Experience: Activities and Resources to Help you Prepare for Life After High School

Transition Tennessee | Published 12/11/2020 | Tennessee Department of Education

On Transition Tennessee’s website for students you will find new lessons and multiple activities that focus on teaching students about how their needs, rights, and responsibilities will change as they leave high school and enter postsecondary education settings. The skills are tied to the required Pre-ETS services. The site includes guides for instructors wishing to use the curriculum. Please note: Students are not required to create accounts to access the content and activities. A login is only required for the instructor guide page of the student website.
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Resources from the NCRTM on Financial Literacy RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 12/10/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (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 understanding Financial Literacy
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Resources from the NCRTM on Work Incentives RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials | Published 12/10/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

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 understanding Work Incentives
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Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Handbook RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute | Published 12/8/2020 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute

This Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Handbook is a much-anticipated product showcasing the five years of curriculum development for the TVR Institute. The Northwest Indian College Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute hopes this handbook will will have a lasting impact on the profession of Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Services Provision.
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Mobility Impairments: Implications for Service Providers RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) and National Research and Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision (NRTC) | Published 12/7/2020 | Mississippi State University

This course covers numerous health conditions that often cause mobility impairments and suggests safe, collaborative ways to provide blind/vision rehabilitation services. Physical and occupational therapists' roles are reviewed, and suggestions are made for how to work together to provide comprehensive and effective services.
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Case Service Report (RSA-911) RSA Information

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

This page contains the policy directives and edit specifications for the Case Service Report (RSA-911).
Average Rating: 3.1

Future Planning 101

The Arc Center for Future Planning | Published 12/2/2020 | The Arc Center for Future Planning

Future Planning is creating a guide for a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to lead a good life as independently as possible. A plan is important throughout all stages of life and especially in the future after the parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support.
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Administering ED Grants: A risk-based approach to ensuring successful project outcomes and fiscal accountability RSA Information

OSERS | Published 12/2/2020 | Office of Acquisition & Grants Administration and Office of Finance and Operations

This PowerPoint goes over a risk-based approach to ensuring successful project outcomes and fiscal accountability. It includes identifying key resources, administering the grant project, avoiding audit problems, and ensuring successful project outcomes.
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Resources from the NCRTM on Pre-Employment Transition Services RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 12/2/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Resources from the NCRTM on Pre-Employment Transition Services
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Avoiding the Benefits Cliff with ABLEnow featuring Maya Simmons and Mary Morris RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 12/1/2020 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Welcome to episode 89 of the VR Workforce Studio Podcast, avoiding the benefits cliff for people with disabilities. Maya Simmons, studying at Old Dominion University to be a special education teacher, talks about her disability, vocational rehabilitation and how she’s planning to manage her finances when she moves into the workforce. Mary Morris, CEO of Virginia529, ABLEnow, and a staff from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services shares information about how ABLEnow is becoming a viable option for people with disabilities to plan their financial futures, using ABLE accounts for crucial expenses that won’t affect their benefits.
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The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, or the ABLE Act: Plain Language Series

Sarah Mueller and Liz Weintraub | Published 11/23/2020 | University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion

This publication explains the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, or the ABLE Act, and why it is important for people with disabilities. Simple language and an easy-to-use question and answer format is used, with links to source documents.
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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA): Plain Language Series

Sarah Mueller and Liz Weintraub | Published 11/23/2020 | University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion

This publication explains the WIOA, or the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, and why it is important for people with disabilities. Simple language and an easy-to-use question and answer format is used with a link to the source document.
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Federal Financial Aid for Students with Intellectual Disability: Plain Language Series

Sarah Mueller and Liz Weintraub | Published 11/23/2020 | University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion

This publication explains federal financial aid for students with intellectual disabilities who are going to college. Simple language and an easy-to-read question and answer format is used. The different types of financial aid are described, and there are websites to visit to get more information.
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Know Your Rights: The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Plain Language Series

Sarah Mueller and Liz Weintraub | Published 11/23/2020 | University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion

This publication explains what is important about the FERPA Act, or the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Simple language and an easy-to-read question and answer format is used with links to source material.
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Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN)

Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) | Published 11/22/2020 | GSA

The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is an unfunded working group of Federal employees from different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing. Originally called the Plain English Network, PLAIN has been meeting informally since the mid 1990s. Our goal is to promote the use of plain language for all government communications. We believe that using plain language will save federal agencies time and money and provide better service to the American public.
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Strategies and Techniques for Managing Diabetes & Visual Impairment RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Research and Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision (NRTC) & Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 11/12/2020 | National Research and Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision (NRTC)

Effective diabetes treatment requires the consumer to engage in diabetes self-management. Those who live with diabetes know there is no negotiating its demands. When vision loss enters the picture—as it frequently does—another level of complication and risk is added to the treatment regimen. This unit provides strategies and techniques for managing diabetes in the face of vision loss.
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