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Presentation Slides for RSA Technical Assistance on Prior Approval for Grant Activities and Expenditures for RSA Formula Grant Awards RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 5/24/2018 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

These are the presentation slides that accompany the RSA technical assistance series explaining prior written approval for certain grant activities and expenditures in accordance with the Uniform Guidance. The series includes five sessions: Session 1 - Prior Approval: Overview Session 2 - Prior Approval: When is it Required? Session 3 - Prior Approval: Administrative and Clerical Staff Session 4 - Prior Approval: General Purpose Equipment Session 5 - Prior Approval: Participant Support Costs The first three sessions are applicable to all RSA formula grant awards. Sessions four and five are specific to the VR program and the flexibilities in TAC 18-02.
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Transcripts for RSA Technical Assistance Sessions on Prior Approval for Grant Activities and Expenditures for RSA Formula Grant Awards RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 5/24/2018 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

These are the transcripts that accompany the RSA technical assistance series explaining prior written approval for certain grant activities and expenditures in accordance with the Uniform Guidance. The series includes five sessions: Session 1 - Prior Approval: Overview Session 2 - Prior Approval: When is it Required? Session 3 - Prior Approval: Administrative and Clerical Staff Session 4 - Prior Approval: General Purpose Equipment Session 5 - Prior Approval: Participant Support Costs The first three sessions are applicable to all RSA formula grant awards. Sessions four and five are specific to the VR program and the flexibilities in TAC 18-02.
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RSA Technical Assistance on Prior Approval for Grant Activities and Expenditures for RSA Formula Grant Awards

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 5/24/2018 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This technical assistance series explains prior written approval for certain grant activities and expenditures in accordance with the Uniform Guidance. The series includes five sessions: Session 1 - Prior Approval: Overview Session 2 - Prior Approval: When is it Required? Session 3 - Prior Approval: Administrative and Clerical Staff Session 4 - Prior Approval: General Purpose Equipment Session 5 - Prior Approval: Participant Support Costs The first three sessions are applicable to all RSA formula grant awards. Sessions four and five are specific to the VR program and the flexibilities in TAC 18-02. The technical assistance circular, uniform guidance, and links to the presentations and transcripts are included.
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Resources from the NCRTM on Mental Health and Mental Illness RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials | Published 5/15/2018 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

Selected resources from the NCRTM on Mental Health and Mental Illness.
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Celebrating Mental Health Month with Sarah Price Hancock. The Only Solution that Worked was Employment Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Rick Sizemore and Anne Hudlow, VR Workforce Studio | Published 5/15/2018 | Anne Hudlow and Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation.

This episode of the VR Workforce Studio celebrates Mental Health Month. Sarah Price Hancock, a professor from San Diego State University, shares her story about how vocational rehabilitation services and employment, have changed her life. James Hall from Wilson Workforce describes new partnerships with Microsoft through disABLEDpersons, Inc. and how the Imagine Academy is helping individuals with disabilities get the skill gains and workforce credentials they need to be successful in business and information technology. They also share NCRTM resources on mental health and mental illness.
Average Rating: 5

Data Analysis - Tools, Resources and Trends RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

PEQATAC | Published 5/15/2018 | PEQATAC

Collecting the right data is only half the story. How will you know if you are collecting the right data to determine if your outcomes are being met? Data analysis requires rounds of gathering, reviewing, summarizing, sharing, and refining. So what methods do you use to interpret your data? The Technical Assistance Center for Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQA) will share current industry standards and practices for data analysis within State VR agencies. This section includes access to tools, resources, and trends in data analysis.
Average Rating: 5

Apprenticeship Strategies with Vocational Rehabilitation RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC | Published 5/15/2018 | WINTAC

:Webinar on Apprenticeship Strategies with Vocational Rehabilitation
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How is the NCRTM Useful and Relevant to VR Agencies? RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials | Published 5/10/2018 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

This interactive session highlighted features in the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) including how to discover current, reliable and accessible resources, and how agencies can use the NCRTM to share their own materials with the broader rehabilitation community. We will also solicit suggestions, from VR agency representatives participating in the webinar, for how the NCRTM can become the first destination for their VR-related informational needs.
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RSA Publishes Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program RSA Information

RSA | Published 5/3/2018 | RSA

Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, is requesting input on the portfolio of grants supported under the Rehabilitation Training Program, specifically those supported under the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training, Rehabilitation Short-Term Training, and Innovative Rehabilitation Training authorities to determine whether the activities funded under the Rehabilitation Training Program are aligned with the goals of the Department and the needs of State vocational rehabilitation agencies.
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Summary of Motivational Interviewing Series from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Heather Lynch | Published 4/25/2018 | Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation

This is a summary of the 17 (Motivational Interviewing (MI) training videos and learning activities to prepare vocational rehabilitation counselors from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation to utilize MI in VR settings. Each video and materials is available in the NCRTM. The series includes: - Special Topics in Motivational Interviewing (MI): A Video Series from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation - William: A Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video Series from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation - Working Motivationally with Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: An Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Motivational Interviewing Demonstration Video Series
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Practices of States with Order of Selection RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC | Published 4/20/2018 | WINTAC

Order of Selection (OOS): The Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the Vocational Rehabilitation program to serve individuals with the most significant disabilities first when there are not enough resources to serve everyone who is eligible for VR services. Individuals with the most significant disabilities are given a priority over those with less significant disabilities, a process called an "order of selection.". This document summarizes state practices with OOS.
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NCRTM: 84.421B Community’s Place to Share and Learn RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information

Diandrea Bailey, Cassandra Shoffler | Published 4/17/2018 | Rehabilitation Services Administration

This webinar recording is for 84.421B Project Directors and Co-Project Directors to discover current, reliable and accessible resources in the NCRTM and reach a broader audience by sharing your products.
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Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)Toolbox RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 4/17/2018 | Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

One challenge in the OIB is finding the right assessment instrument, release form, or tool to use in serving older individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This section contains a variety of such tools. We are very thankful to VisionServe Alliance and their members for sharing some excellent tools. This is also a great place to share effective tools you have developed.
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Is Motivational Interviewing a Part of Your Rehabilitation Counseling Practice? RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

E3TC Targeted Communities Technical Assistance Center | Published 4/12/2018 | E3TC Targeted Communities Technical Assistance Center

This article discusses current and potential uses for motivational interviewing in rehabilitation counseling. Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice that addresses consumer motivation, reluctance, and barriers to change. Motivational interviewing and rehabilitation counseling are both based on the assumption that ambivalence, or difficulty making decisions, is normal and can be resolved through a shared and supportive counseling process. Counselors and consumers work together to help the consumer identify their own hopes and strengths, and to decide what they want for themselves. Together, the counselor and consumer set achievable goals and cultivate the consumer’s self-reliance and independence.
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RSA Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) 18-02 Submission Procedures for Prior Written Approval Requests under the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 4/11/2018 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

RSA-TAC-18-02 explains flexibilities for State VR agencies within the parameters of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), codified at 2 CFR part 200, in the form of streamlined procedures for the submission of prior approval requests for certain cost items, specifically those for certain general purpose equipment and participant support costs.
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Why is Carol Dobak so passionate about vocational rehabilitation? RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Rick Sizemore and Anne Hudlow, VR Workforce Studio | Published 4/8/2018 | WWRC Foundation and VR Workforce Studio Podcast

This VR Workforce Studio podcast features Carol Dobak, Acting Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Department of Education as she describes her pathway to a career in vocational rehabilitation. Cherie Takemoto from the NCRTM also shares blind, low vision, and DeafBlind resources.
Average Rating: 3

Resources from the NCRTM on Blindness, Low Vision and DeafBlindness Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NCRTM | Published 4/5/2018 | NCRTM

A sampling of resources from the NCRTM
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Partnership Plus RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC, CSAVR, E3 Targeted Communities | Published 4/4/2018 | WINTAC

The WINTAC, CSAVR, and E3 Targeted Communities (E3TC) are collaborating to support VR Agencies who would like to develop/expand and implement a Partnership Plus model that works for their state. Partnership Plus can expand a state’s capacity to provide long-term supports resulting in an enhanced ability to address the dynamic and often complex needs of Social Security beneficiaries. An effective Partnership Plus model can position Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies as a key player in collaboration with core and community partners consistent with the vision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Benefits of Partnership Plus for State VR Agency
Average Rating: 5

DeafBlind Interpreting (DBI) News: Stay Current RSA Funded - Full or Partial

DeafBlind Intepreting National Training and Resource Center. | Published 4/3/2018 | DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center Richard Woodcock Education Center Western Oregon University

This is the news web page for the DeafBlind Intepreting National Training and Resource Center. in addition to regular news announcements, scroll down for videos and transcripts that are a part of #WHYISIGNPTASL campaign to explain protactile ASL used for DeafBlind communication.
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Bringing Employment First To Scale. Assisting Job Seekers With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities: A Guide For Employment Consultants

John Butterworth, Alberto Migliore, Jennifer Bose, Oliver Lyons,and Kelly Nye-Lengerman | Published 4/3/2018 | Institute for Community Inclusion

Interviews with employment consultants reveal 5 key elements for supporting job seekers with disabilities. This brief provides a checklist of 5 key elements for supporting job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities in finding individual paid employment: 1. Building trust 2. Getting to know the job seeker 3. Addressing supports planning 4. Finding tasks/jobs 5. Providing support after hire.
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Quick Overview of Commonly Used Acronyms, Abbreviations and Jargon in the Field of Blindness and Low Vision: Older Blind Version RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

OIB-TAC | Published 4/3/2018 | Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center

Quick Overview of Commonly used Acronyms, Abbreviations and Jargon in the Field of Blindness and Low Vision: Older Blind Version
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DeafBlind Interpreting: Toward Effective Practice Interpreter Material RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Deafblind Interpreting | Published 4/3/2018 | Deafblind Interpreting

This publication shares the outcomes of a comprehensive needs assessment whose purpose was to ascertain the competencies required of interpreters working with DeafBlind individuals.It can be downloaded as a single comprehensive report, or retrieved in stand-alone units or sections as follows: Annotated Bibliography, Baseline Survey, Focus Groups and Interviews, Competencies Survey, Needs Assessment Key Findings and Domains and Competency Statements
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Older Individuals who are Blind Continuing Education Opportunities RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center for Deafblind Youths and Adults, and Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired | Published 4/2/2018 | OIB-TAC

Courses available from the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center for Deafblind Youths and Adults, and Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. CRC credit is available. For more details on content and registration procedures, contact the individual course providers. If you are currently working in an older blind program, you may participate in courses free of charge by asking your state OIB Program Manager for a Course Access Code.
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Expanding the Dialogue on Autism: Reflections on Research & Real Life in Employment RSA Technical Assistance Center

JD-VRTAC | Published 3/22/2018 | JD-VRTAC

This is the second event in a webinar series of online talks which will engage experts in the field of autism, some of whom are on the spectrum themselves. The goal is to look at ways that people on the spectrum are shattering outdated expectations about their potential, their success, and their engagement in education, employment, healthcare, and community life.
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Demonstration of the NEW Online VR Program Evaluation Tool RSA Funded - Full or Partial

PEQA | Published 3/21/2018 | PEQA

Evaluating services is important. VR agencies face increasing pressures to implement evidence-based practices and measure results. Finding the time to conduct rigorous evaluations can be challenging for VR program evaluation staff. The VR Program Evaluation Coach is a new tool program evaluation staff can use to conduct time-saving and rigorous evaluations of programs and services. This webinar demonstrates how to use the new tool.
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