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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) | 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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Training Needs of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Center for Innovative Training in Vocational Rehabilitation (CIT-VR) | Published 11/12/2020 | George Washington University

The Center for Innovative Training in Vocational Rehabilitation (CIT-VR) share the results of their nationwide survey of VR professionals about training needs. Their report outlines survey results including information about: • attrition in state VR agencies • identified training needs • training specific to position • importance rating of training topics
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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 11/4/2020 | 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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Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute Instructional Video Descriptions RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute | Published 10/29/2020 | Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute

Download this playlist of 17 instructional videos that intentionally include problems and questionable techniques for students to identify and discuss, as well as examples of situations, both common and challenging, that counselors might find themselves in. The videos were developed and produced by the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute at Northwest Indian College.
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Inclusive Financial Education Toolkit RSA Funded - Full or Partial

National Disability Institute | Published 10/28/2020 | National Disability Institute

Financial well-being is defined as having financial security and financial freedom of choice in the present and into the future. The National Disability Institute's free financial well-being tools can be downloaded and used to help individuals, families, financial institutions, and community partners improve the financial well-being of people with disabilities. The disability supplemental guides cover disability sensitivity and information to complement the Hands on Banking® instructor guides for adults, young adults and entrepreneurship.
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Five Part Webinar Series on Pre-Employment Transition Services RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), and The National Transition Technical Assistance Center (NTACT) | Published 10/26/2020 | The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), and The National Transition Technical Assistance Center (NTACT)

This series of pre-recorded webinars highlights the five required pre-employment transition services. Each of the five webinars include curricula/activities, state spotlights, examples of expected outcomes and ways to identify student progress, tips for successful service delivery, and additional supports and resources that may be used to provide these services for students with disabilities. The webinars are hosted by The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), and The National Transition Technical Assistance Center (NTACT).
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COVID-19 Plain Language Guidance for Employees with Developmental Disabilities

Green Mountain Self-Advocates | Published 10/26/2020 | Green Mountain Self-Advocates

A plain-language guide for workers with DD: ACL's Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center and Green Mountain Self-Advocates have released a new booklet, COVID-19 Plain Language Guidance for Employees with Developmental Disabilities. The booklet describes many federal rules to protect workers from COVID-19. It includes information and tools to use to make a decision about going out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CPID Resource: Behind the Machines: One Client and an International Manufacturing Company RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency | Published 10/19/2020 | Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

RSA funded the Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities model demonstration projects with Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Virginia to demonstrate State VR agency partnerships and promising practices to use career pathways to help individuals with disabilities eligible for VR services, including youth with disabilities, to acquire marketable skills and recognized postsecondary credentials to secure competitive integrated employment in high demand, high-quality occupations. This article features Cole, who uses his power chair to get around at Roosevelt Warm Springs Vocational Rehab where he was drawn to study the field of engineering.
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RSA COVID-19 Questions & Answers: State VR Services and AIVRS programs under the Rehabilitation Act, and Business Enterprise programs under the Randolph-Sheppard Act RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Rehabilitative Services Administration (RSA) | Published 10/16/2020 | Rehabilitative Services Administration (RSA)

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) issued this Questions and Answers document on 10/16/20 in response to inquiries concerning the administration of the State VR Services and American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) programs under the Rehabilitation Act and Business Enterprise programs under the Randolph-Sheppard Act as grantees seek to provide continuity of operations for individuals with disabilities in the current COVID-19 environment.
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Georgia Transition Talk Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Georgia VRA | Published 10/14/2020 | Georgia VRA

This video is a result of the RSA-funded Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities model demonstration projects. It features Georgia VR transition updates where the focus is on Local Level Planning, Transition Guide for VR Professionals & Aware Update, and about the transition webiste.
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Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities Toolkit RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Explore VR | Published 10/8/2020 | Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, Boston

This toolkit highlights strategies, resources and lessons learned from the Nebraska Career Pathways Advancement Project and the Virginia Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities. Both projects were part of the RSA-funded CPID model demonstration focused on helping individuals with disabilities acquire marketable skills and recognized postsecondary credentials to secure employment in high demand, high quality employment
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The Ben Payne Story and Steve Wooderson Looks Forward to the CSAVR Virtual Conference RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 10/1/2020 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

This podcast highlights how VR helped Ben Payne find work in manufacturing for Swissomation after a stroke, Steve Wooderson, CSAVR shares his perspectives about the 100th Anniversary of VR and their upcoming conference, and a 75th anniversary celebration of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
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WorkforceGPS Workplace Inclusion

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 9/18/2020 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Workplace inclusion starts with the tools and resources that foster inclusive habits. Employers gain a competitive edge helping diversify and strengthen their workplaces through varied perspectives on how to confront challenges and get the job done. This page includes a list of resources that inform and create opportunities and strategies for a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
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Working from Home During the COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Tips and Strategies to Maintain Productivity & Connectedness

Lane, I. A., Mullen, M. G., & Costa, A. | Published 9/10/2020 | University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research

Here at the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, many of our faculty and staff have years of experience mastering the art of remote work and have put together a list of their top 5 tips and tricks to navigating this strange new world. We know these times are unique and there is a lot of stress and fear around COVID-19, so managing working from home under these conditions is a bit different, but the following strategies may help you find some new ways of maintaining productivity, while still allowing time for Netflix, pets, family and other ways to help you destress!
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Telecounseling Resource Collection RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Center for Innovative Training in Vocational Rehabilitation (CIT-VR), George Washington University (GWU) | Published 9/9/2020 | Center for Innovative Training in Vocational Rehabilitation (CIT-VR), George Washington University (GWU)

Useful links, guidelines, and ethical considerations for working with clients remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak and/or when services can no longer be provided face-to-face. Topics include: • Choosing an Online Platform • Training to Provide Telecounseling • Ethical and Legal Guidelines • Preparing Your Office for Telecounseling: Tools and Resources • COVID-19: Information and Resources • Online Teaching Resources
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A Roadmap To Creating A Culture of Inclusion In Your WorkPlace

Job Accommodation Network, StarReach Enterprises, the DBTAC Southwest ADA Center, and the New Mexico Business Leadership Network | Published 9/9/2020 | Job Accommodation Network, StarReach Enterprises, the DBTAC Southwest ADA Center, and the New Mexico Business Leadership Network

“A Roadmap to Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Your Workplace”, developed by the Southwest ADA Center, StarReach Enterprises, JAN, and the New Mexico Business Leadership Network, is an individualized employer and business tactical planning tool. It is designed to employers and businesses strategically plan and implement a successful accessible work and market place. The plan includes 20 comprehensive road map inclusion goals, identifying possible challenges that may need to be addressed in order to achieve these goals, example action steps under each goal, and the inclusion of partnerships/collaborations/resources to help the employer and business identify and implement their action steps.
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State Program Managers List for Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 9/2/2020 | Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

A list of State Program Managers and secondary contacts for the Older Individuals Who are Blind (OIB) program. Accessible Word and Excel versions
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Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Discretionary Grant Information RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 9/1/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The RSA Discretionary Grants page contains information and accompanying handouts for applicants interested in applying for discretionary grants. It also contains important notices related to RSA grants as well as information about closed discretionary grant competitions.
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The Elevator Speech that Landed My Dream Job, National Recovery Month, and National Rehabilitation Association RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 9/1/2020 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

This episode features Christopher Spoden, a young man with Asperger’s who applies his Masters degree in Library Science to providing critical services for a Federal contractor. He and his DARS counselor, LaSonya Jackson describe the work and preparation that lead to his success. Bently Wood, a recovering addict, describes how DARS helped him work his way up to helping others with recovery. Dr. DeAnna Henderson, president of the National Rehabilitation Association talks about their upcoming conference featuring the field's response to COVID 19 and race-related challenges, and Disability Employment Awareness Month. Also, listen to resources shared by the NCRTM.
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My Heart Is Not Blind: Voices of Older Blind, Michael Nye RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Michael Nye, Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center OIB-TAC | Published 8/31/2020 | Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center OIB-TAC

This presentation is from the OIB-TAC virtual conference in August 2020. For the last seven years, Michael has been listening to men and women who are blind and visually impaired. Each photographic portrait is accompanied by an intimate story told by the subject concerning his or her experiences and unique perspective. Many of the personal narratives that accompany each portrait speak of the transition from sight to vision loss and how that has changed—and has not changed—the ability to perceive the world. Some participants question the classification of blindness as a disability, and one proposes that blindness may, in some ways, aid one's perception, saying that "if you can always see the sun, you can never discover the stars."
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Self-Advocacy: The Missing Links in ADLs RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Hannah Fairbairn and Sylvia Stinson-Perez, Older Individuals who are Blind-Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 8/31/2020 | Older Individuals who are Blind-Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

This pre-recorded session from the OIB-TAC 2020 virtual conference featured Sylvia Perez’s interview with Hannah Fairbairn, the author of When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. Hannah shared her experiences as a provider, why she wrote the book, and the key concepts the book discusses. A Q&A live session followed. Audio Reading Book List - List of further reading Resource List- Additional resources that Hannah finds useful VLPR Ones heet - Information on her book Session Q&A document
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OIB-TAC Virtual Conference 2020 Presentations RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 8/31/2020 | Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

he Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) hosted the second annual OIB Program Manager’s Technical Assistance Conference on August 31 – September 4, 2020. The conference was hosted virtually, and reached program managers and service providers from 48 states and territories in topics such as community outreach strategies, personnel preparation programs, and data collection. The link below connects to the archived presentations and materials.
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COVID-19 and Job Applicants and Employees with Disabilities: Emerging Practices to Employ and Protect Workers

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) | Published 8/28/2020 | Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

The purpose of this policy brief is to highlight emerging practices that employers may use as workers return to the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that facilitate equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities and protect the health and safety of all employees. The policy brief may be useful to a variety of audiences, including human resources (HR), equal employment opportunity (EEO), and diversity and inclusion (D&I) professionals, and companies’ legal teams, so that all involved understand the different perspectives that should be considered.
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Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities Webinar Series RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Virginia Career Pathways | Published 8/26/2020 | The Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research & Education, George Washington University

This four-part webinar series on Career Pathways is an opportunity to learn more about career pathways and pre-employment transition services as outlined in WIOA. - Part 1: WIOA, Career Pathways, and Pre-Employment Transition Services - Part 2: Virginia Career Pathways and a Demand Side Approach: Developing Career Pathways while Meeting Business Needs - Part 3: Virginia Career Pathways: A Fully Accessible Approach - Part 4: Vocational Assessments and Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities
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RSA-911 Edit Specifications for PY2020 Q1 Reports RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 8/25/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

With the issuance of the FAQ document earlier today, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) announced it will proceed with implementation of the revised Case Service Report (RSA-911) in Program Year (PY) 2020. RSA is pleased to share the RSA-911 Edit Specifications that we will use for PY 2020 Q1 reports in accordance with PD 19-03. These reports will be due by November 15, 2020. RSA appreciates the feedback we received from VR agencies and other stakeholders as we developed these Edit Specifications. As we have previously announced, V11 of the Edit Specifications for the RSA-911 outlined in PD 16-04 remain in place for PY 2019 Q3 and Q4 reports. Please email RSAData@ed.gov with any questions
Average Rating: 3.2