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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!
Average Rating: 3

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
Average Rating: 3

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.
Average Rating: 3

COVID-19 Best Practices for VR Professionals Resources Roundup RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities | Published 8/17/2020 | VRTAC-TC (E3TC) - Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities

Whether you are working in an office or remotely, you may no longer be able to provide services face-to-face at your agency under the guidelines of the CDC during the COVID-19 outbreak. These best practices support you to continue serving people with disabilities while protecting yourself and them.
Average Rating: 3

VR Counselor Huddles: Providing VR Services Remotely RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Linda Mock, Julisa Cully, Vito DeSantis, Cecilia Gandolfo, Russell Thelin | Published 8/5/2020 | Explore VR, Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), University of Massachusetts, Boston

In April and May 2020, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) conducted five virtual “counselor huddles” with 106 VR counselors from 11 state VR agencies to discuss how they are adapting to working remotely during the time of COVID-19. They developed an overview of what counselors shared and more detail about specific topics: - Job Search Assistance - Virtual Mental Health Services - Counseling and Guidance - Transition Services - Agencies for the Blind.
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What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) | Published 6/11/2020 | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the publication “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” that clarifies how employers must try to accommodate workers with medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
Average Rating: 3

Providing Transition-Services for Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

NTACT - National Technical Assistance Center on Transition | Published 4/8/2020 | NTACT - National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

To support state and local education and other service providers, as well as students and families are challenged by the current health concerns, closings, and restrictions associated with COVID19, RSA-funded NTACT has organized a Transition Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak page focused on services and supports to students and youth of transition age and their families. Topics include: • Guidance on Services During Restricted Access to Schools and Community Services • Transition Assessment and Planning Resources • Transition Focused Instructional Resources • Employment Preparation Focused Instructional Resources • Online Instruction Resources and Tips • Examples of Guidance Documents and Resources from Other States
Average Rating: 3

WINTAC Resources for Distance Service Delivery RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Information RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 4/7/2020 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

WINTAC has established a repository of links to COVID-19 resources for agencies and service providers who are adapting to adapt to requirements to shelter in place, Due to the urgency to share the information, some of the documents may not be fully accessible. For accessible version of the documents, please contact the publisher and/or author of the resources. Information that can inform distance service delivery include: • How VR Agencies are responding - Effective practices • Resources related to Teleworking and Telecounseling • Online Training Options for VR Staff • Remote delivery of services • Leading and managing organizations by distance • Technology and programs that facilitate remote service delivery
Average Rating: 3

COVID-19 Resources Page from WINTAC RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 4/7/2020 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

In addition to general information, WINTAC has organized resources specific to VR including: • Federal Disability Resources • Resources for Individuals with Disabilities • State Resources • Articles of Interest • Resources for Community Rehabilitation Providers Due to the urgency to share the information, some of the documents may not be fully accessible. For accessible version of the documents, please contact the publisher and/or author of the resources.
Average Rating: 3

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.
Average Rating: 3