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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 2/24/2021 | 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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National Disability Institute Taxes and Tax Preparation

National Disability Institute | Published 2/16/2021 | National Disability Institute

Tax time is important for many people, as it may be an opportunity to receive a large payment through a tax refund. But filing taxes can be confusing and stressful. This page contains advice and resources, including opportunities to file your taxes at no cost, for people with disabilities and those who work with them.
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Questions and Answers from Preapplication Meeting for the Disability Innovation Fund – Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project (Assistance Listing Number 84.421C) RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 2/5/2021 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The attached questions and answers are related to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Disability Innovation Fund – Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project (Assistance Listing Number 84.421C).
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Online Transition Portfolio State Developed Resource

Center for Change in Transition Services and Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation | Published 1/29/2021 | Seattle University

The Center for Change in Transition Services' T-Folio is a free, online transition portfolio for high school age youth with disabilities. It guides youth in exploring, identifying, and planning for their desired post-school goals. This tool can be used for Pre-Employment Transition Services. The T-Folio comes with built-in support! • grab-and-go training presentation • lesson plans, complete with a guide for each unit • Online or printed lesson activities • tools to help students track their documents
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Think College

Institute for Community Inclusion | Published 1/29/2021 | Institute for Community Inclusion

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.
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Interagency Collaboration: The Groundwork Online Module

Transition Coalition | Published 1/29/2021 | Transition Coalition

Like all young adults, students with disabilities require support as they leave school and enter the adult world. For students with disabilities, there may be many agencies and organizations that provide supports and services. Oftentimes, these services can be confusing and overwhelming for families. That’s why interagency collaboration is a must! The purpose of this module is to give you examples of interagency collaboration, and provide strategies for ongoing collaboration. This module includes information, videos, surveys, and interactive activities to help you build or strengthen your interagency team.
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Community Outreach and Orientation: Resources Roundup RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 1/14/2021 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

The goal of community outreach and orientation is to inform employers, community-based organizations, and people with disabilities and their families that with the right services and supports, quality employment is not only possible, but as likely for a person with a disability as for a person without a disability.
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Telework and Accessibility Toolkit

Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) | Published 1/11/2021 | Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology added new resources to its "Telework and Accessibility Toolkit." The toolkit helps employers ensure that their virtual workplaces are accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities. It includes tips on hosting accessible virtual meetings, providing accessible digital interviews, and more.
Average Rating: 3

The ABLE Act and Employment Policy Brief

Kelly Israel, Policy Analyst and Samantha Crane, Director of Legal and Public Policy, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and Michael Morris, Christopher Rodriquez, Elizabeth Jennings and Rebecca Salon from the LEAD Center | Published 1/11/2021 | LEAD Center

Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Increasing Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities
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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

Teaching Transition Skills During COVID-19

Families Together, Inc. | Published 1/7/2021 | Families Together, Inc.

This resource highlights offers an online transition curriculum and resources to teach youth during COVID-19. It includes transition to adulthood resources, COVID-19 resources, general transition resources, life skills, employment, postsecondary education, self-advocacy and self-determination skills resources.
Average Rating: 3

Motivational Interviewing for People with Developmental Disabilities

Raechel Russo, LMFT Candidate Teresa Larsen, MSW, CSW | Published 1/7/2021 | Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities National Training Center (MHDD)

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative process that helps a person strengthen his or her intrinsic motivation and commitment to change.
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FY 2021 Rehabilitation Training: Disability Innovation Fund Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project - 84.421C - Pre-Application PowerPoint Presentation 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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Common Adult Eye Conditions

National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University | Published 1/6/2021 | National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University

This course includes information about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of both juvenile and age-related macular degeneration; cataracts; diabetic retinopathy; glaucoma; retinitis pigmentosa; and other adult eye conditions. This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit. Course Objectives: The student will know the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment. Students will understand the impacts of vision loss and how low vision services can help. Students will understand various treatment options and possible outcomes of treatment. Students will understand the issues related to the adjustment of vision loss.
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How Social Determinants of Health Relate to Vision and Aging RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) | Published 1/6/2021 | National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision

Social determinants are defined by the World Health Organization as the “conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” In this course Dr. Pricilla Rogers looks at these social determinants and how these factors impact the prevalence of vision loss. Discussion focuses on how individuals with vision impairment or blindness are at greater risk for additional health impairments and considers strategies for how service providers can ease the effects of social determinants.
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Fall Prevention: Interventions for Older Individuals who are Visually Impaired RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

William Hixson, Travis Joseph, Teddy Kern, and Julie Spodnick. | Published 1/6/2021 | Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. Having vision loss puts an individual at higher risk for falls. In this course, an interdisciplinary team from Vision Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a non-profit agency in New York, bring focus to this important topic. Learn how to identify individuals at risk for falls, learn about home safety checklist, and modifications and strategies to help prevent falls. This course was written by William Hixson, Travis Joseph, Teddy Kern, and Julie Spodnick.
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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.
Average Rating: 3

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.
Average Rating: 3

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.
Average Rating: 3

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.
Average Rating: 3

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.
Average Rating: 3

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
Average Rating: 3