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Policy Discussion with VR State Agencies - 6/28/2022

This session will feature two Vocational Rehabilitation offices that have developed systems and structures around self-employment to increase self-employment outcomes and increase counselor comfort level to support VR customers with self-employment.  Hear from Jennifer Scilacci with Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and James O’Brien from Washington State Vocational Rehabilitation Services.  Ashlea Lantz, Center staff will facilitate an engaging conversation with Jennifer and Jim on their work and recommendations for state VR offices on building internal support to increase self-employment outcomes.

In this webcast, participants will:

1. Identify three key points of each state's self-employment model

2. Reflect on your state VR agency's self-employment policy and practices. Identify one opportunity and one barrier.

3. Describe how each of the state VR agencies made a change in their policy and how they made the change.

This webcast is worth 1 CRC credit.

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