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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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Working Together: Work experience through collaboration RSA Funded - Full or Partial

University of Maryland’s Center for Transition and Career Innovation (CTCI), in collaboration with the MD Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) | Published 4/21/2020 | University of Maryland's Center for Transition and Career Innovation

In this 1st podcast in the series, key Way2Work collaborators: Matt Elburn, Transition Coordinator with Worcester County Public Schools, Malorie Marti, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Specialist with MD DORS, and Sarah Pryor, from Goodwill Industries of Monacacy Valley, joined Technical Assistance Specialist for Way2Work Maryland, Meredith Gramlich, to discuss “Working Together: How Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Community-based Organizations Collaborate to Deliver Quality Work-based Learning for Students.”
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Working Together: Interagency Collaboration to Deliver Quality Work-based Learning for Students RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Center for Transition and Career Innovation (CTCI), University of Maryland | Published 4/1/2020 | Center for Transition and Career Innovation (CTCI), University of Maryland

Key Way2Work collaborators, Matt Elburn, Transition Coordinator with Worcester County Public Schools, Malorie Marti, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Specialist with MD DORS, and Sarah Pryor, from Goodwill Industries of Manocacy Valley, Joined Technical Assistance Specialist for Way2Work Maryland, Meredith Gramlich, to share best practices and discuss the importance of interagency collaboration when working to create quality work experiences for students and youth with disabilities.
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Motivational Interviewing Basics for AIVRS Counselors RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/17/2019 | Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for AIVRS counselors, including key aspects of MI, the spirit of MI, stages of change, use of MI in the VR process and use of MI tools and strategies in everyday practice. Notes: Can be used by American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation (AIVRS) professionals as introductory learning tool or as a refresher for those with previous exposure to MI. The guide, “Native American Motivational Interviewing - Weaving Native American and Western Practices” by Kamilla L. Venner, PhD (Alaska Native) Sarah W. Feldstein, MS, and Nadine Tafoya, MSW, LISW (Mescalero Apache) (2006) is also included as a reference.
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Why are Work-Based Learning Experiences Valuable? RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Sarah Wissel, Mathematica; Rich Tulikangas and Brian Guy, Vermont Linking Learning to Careers | Published 4/22/2019 | VocRehab Vermont and Mathematica

The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (DVR’s) Linking Learning to Careers (LLC) program provides enhanced work-based learning experiences to help high school students with disabilities as they make the transition to careers or postsecondary education. This brief describes these work-based learning experiences, which are the core component of LLC’s enhanced services
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Celebrating Mental Health Month with Sarah Price Hancock. The Only Solution that Worked was Employment 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.
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