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African American Organizations to Know

One of Project E3’s goals is to develop collaborative service strategies between State VR programs and community support service agencies. We want to reduce the economic impact that disability has …

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COVID-19 Best Practices for VR Professionals

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 …

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Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed care is based on the understanding that traumatic experiences can negatively impact individuals’ development and physical, mental, and social behaviors. A trauma-informed approach to providing service is one that …

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Transportation

Reliable transportation enables job-seekers with disabilities to participate in job-seeking and employment activities. It also gives them access to  necessary services and supports and empowers them to participate in community …

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Preventing & Treating Substance Abuse in Rural Areas: A Toolkit

The Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources for implementing substance abuse prevention and treatment programs in rural communities. …

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Business Engagement Toolkit: Innovative Strategies for Engaging with Employers

Effective business engagement is a critical part of training and placing job seekers with disabilities. It also helps vocational rehabilitation professionals supply employers with skilled, qualified workers to meet their …

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The Forerunners

You can help reduce stigma around hiring people with disabilities using the award-winning film “The Forerunner.” The 30-minute film tells the stories of people with disabilities who are working successfully …

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Free Webcast: An Overview of Social Security Benefits for Transition Age Youth

Transition-age youth with disabilities can work and still get Social Security benefits. Rehabilitation counselors, teachers, and community service providers can help dispel youth and family fears around losing benefits by …

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Babble Tree: An Early Childhood Tool for Learning English as a Second Language

Babble Tree is an online program that engages native English and Spanish-speaking preschool children to learn a second language. It uses play, in combination with movements, dances, songs with action, …

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New Data Available for the National Vocational Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) recently developed an infographic to highlight key data about the national Vocational Rehabilitation program. You’ll learn about the:number of individuals involved in the vocational rehabilitation …

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Psychological Practice in Rural Settings: At the Cutting Edge

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceA combination of factors – close-knit relationships, mental health stigma, and privacy concerns – make getting and providing mental health care more challenging in …

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Preventing & Treating Substance Abuse in Rural Areas: A Toolkit

The Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources for implementing substance abuse prevention and treatment programs in rural communities. …

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Identifying and Overcoming Transportation Barriers: a 7-Step Guide

This 7-step guide can help you navigate transportation systems, discover resources, and connect with experts in your community. It was developed by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. Community …

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The Elephant in the Room: Poverty, Disability, and Employment

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearch has shown that adults with even severe disabilities are often able to have successful careers and be self-sufficient. But, many of these people …

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SSDI and SSI Beneficiaries with Mental Illness Benefit from Evidence-Based Supported Employment

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceThe goal of this study was to learn if Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries with mental illness benefited …

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Youth with Disabilities at the Crossroads: Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Disability Benefits

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceVocational rehabilitation agencies have the opportunity to help youth with disabilities gain the skills they need to get jobs, rather than rely on benefits, …

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Free Webcast: An Overview of Social Security Benefits for Transition Age Youth

Transition-age youth with disabilities can work and still get Social Security benefits. Rehabilitation counselors, teachers, and community service providers can help dispel youth and family fears around losing benefits by …

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COVID-19 Best Practices for VR Professionals

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 …

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Community Needs & Resources Assessment

Community Needs & Resources Assessment A community needs and resources assessment identifies each community’s unique strengths and challenges and explores both how they support people with disabilities and limit them …

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Community Outreach and Orientation

Community Outreach and Orientation It’s common to hear myths and misconceptions about the wisdom of hiring a person with a disability, as well as about the ability of people with …

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Customized Employment

Customized employment connects a job seeker who has unique interests and abilities to an employer who has an unmet business need. A job is customized to fit the needs of …

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Employability Skills Training

Social skills enable people to get along with others and create meaningful relationships in a community or in society. Employability skills training increases a person’s ability to work with others …

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Evidence-Based Practice Counselor Toolkit

This toolkit was developed specifically for VR Counselors working to improve employment and quality of employment outcomes for people with disabilities. It contains insights and instruction from the cumulative experience …

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Financial Literacy Training

Financial Literacy Training gives people the chance to develop skills and knowledge about personal money management. It also helps people develop a plan for their financial future. Why is it …

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Individual Placement and Support

What is Individual Placement and Support?Individual Placement and Support is a supported employment model that gives people with mental illness the help needed to work successfully at competitive jobs. Competitive …

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Integrated Resource Teams

An Integrated Resource Team is an informal, customer-centered partnership between an individual job-seeker with a disability and diverse service systems. Its goal is to coordinate services and leverage funding to …

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Job Clubs

Job clubs are small groups of people who meet to talk about job searching and career advancement. The members support each other. Job clubs are rooted in the belief that …

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The Impact of Employment Goals and Settings on People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceTo determine the impact of employment goals and appropriate work settings on employment outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, researchers reviewed 12,706 …

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Family Views on Integrated Employment

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceWhile recent legislation has called for the expansion of integrated employment of people with disabilities, a large number of adults with severe disabilities still …

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African American Organizations to Know

One of Project E3’s goals is to develop collaborative service strategies between State VR programs and community support service agencies. We want to reduce the economic impact that disability has …

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Substance Abuse Counselors Identify Barriers to Treatment

Audio Version – 5-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceKentucky substance abuse counselors identified lack of funding, transportation, bureaucracy, and lack of interagency cooperation as the four key barriers to successful client outcomes …

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Early Intervention: Services for Young Children and Families in Poverty

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that very young children with disabilities receive early intervention services to lessen developmental delays. The purpose …

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How to Support Employment Goals of Youth with Autism

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers examined positive employment outcomes for youth with autism to learn if self-determination, social skills, job search skills, and transportation were all critical to …

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Tips to Increase Transportation Access for People At-Risk

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceGetting a job often hinges on a person’s ability to get themselves to and from work. Cars are costly to buy and maintain, and …

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Supporting Job-Seekers and Employees

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers analyzed the decisions made by people with multiple sclerosis to disclose or not to disclose their disability to an employer and explored what …

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The Elephant in the Room: Poverty, Disability, and Employment

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearch has shown that adults with even severe disabilities are often able to have successful careers and be self-sufficient. But, many of these people …

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California

California was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Illinois

Illinois was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Kentucky

Kentucky was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Louisiana

Louisiana was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Montana

Montana was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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New Jersey

New Jersey was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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New Mexico

New Mexico was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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North Carolina

North Carolina was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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Oregon

Oregon was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Project E3 Job Placement Training for North Carolina Presents: Case the Place: Study, Solutions, and Sustainability

When: May 4, 5, 18 and 19, 2020 Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 ET Where: Online Cost: Free, but registration is required CRCs: This webcast offers 1 CRC credit upon …

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New Hampshire COVID-19 Response: Manage Resources and Avoid Scams

When: May 14, 2020 Time: 2:30 ET Where: Online Cost: Free, but registration is required CRCs: This webcast offers 1 CRC credit upon submittal of the evaluation form. Register Now! …

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How to Manage your Benefits in a COVID-19 Environment

When: May 7, 2020 Time: 2:30 pm ET Where: Online Cost: Free, but registration is required CRCs: This webcast offers 1 CRC credit upon submittal of the evaluation form. Register …

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California

California was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Illinois

Illinois was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Kentucky

Kentucky was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Louisiana

Louisiana was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Montana

Montana was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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New Jersey

New Jersey was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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New Mexico

New Mexico was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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North Carolina

North Carolina was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local …

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Oregon

Oregon was chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VR-TAC-TC) or Project E3. Project E3 partnered with State VR Agencies and local community …

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Connecting Disability, Poverty, and Employment: Virginia VR’s Experience

How do poverty, disability, and employment overlap and intersect? How do these intersections act as barriers to populations typically underserved by Vocational Rehabilitation services? Project E3, the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical …

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Understanding the Influences of Race, Disability, and Poverty on Employment

Perspectives from Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Participants Living in the Central City of Milwaukee In May 2019, the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) connected with the Vocational …

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African American Organizations to Know

One of Project E3’s goals is to develop collaborative service strategies between State VR programs and community support service agencies. We want to reduce the economic impact that disability has …

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The Impact of Employment Goals and Settings on People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceTo determine the impact of employment goals and appropriate work settings on employment outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, researchers reviewed 12,706 …

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Supporting Job-Seekers and Employees

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers analyzed the decisions made by people with multiple sclerosis to disclose or not to disclose their disability to an employer and explored what …

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Self-Employment: A Viable Option in Vocational Rehabilitation

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceSelf-employment can be a viable option for people with disabilities seeking employment using vocational rehabilitation services, especially for those in rural communities where jobs …

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Leadership Academy 2.0

Meeting the Challenges of Going VirtualRecorded on October 2020 at the Virtual Leadership Academy 2.0. Moderated by:John Connelly, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Presented by:Dale Batten, Deputy Commission, …

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RSA Technical Assistance and Demonstration Projects Virtual Series: Results and Reflections

Discover results of the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s technical assistance and demonstration projects, explore lessons learned, and get insights on ideas for the future. The first set of webinars in the …

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Project E3 Presentation for CSAVR Fall Conference 2018

Members of the Project E3 Team presented at the fall Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) Conference held October 29 and 31 in Long Beach California. This presentation …

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RSA Technical Assistance and Demonstration Projects Virtual Series: Results and Reflections

Discover results of the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s technical assistance and demonstration projects, explore lessons learned, and get insights on ideas for the future. The first set of webinars in the …

Comprehensive Support Systems and Capacity Building

Comprehensive Support Systems and Capacity Building Job seekers with multiple disabilities and complex resource needs are often ‘bounced’ from agency to agency and are unable to access all of the …

VR and CBO Training and Technical Assistance

Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities: Training and Technical Assistance People with disabilities who live in communities with depressed economies face many challenges to finding and maintaining employment, including …

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Connecting Disability, Poverty, and Employment: Virginia VR’s Experience

How do poverty, disability, and employment overlap and intersect? How do these intersections act as barriers to populations typically underserved by Vocational Rehabilitation services? Project E3, the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical …

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Understanding the Influences of Race, Disability, and Poverty on Employment

Perspectives from Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Participants Living in the Central City of Milwaukee In May 2019, the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) connected with the Vocational …

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Substance Abuse Counselors Identify Barriers to Treatment

Audio Version – 5-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceKentucky substance abuse counselors identified lack of funding, transportation, bureaucracy, and lack of interagency cooperation as the four key barriers to successful client outcomes …

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How to Support Employment Goals of Youth with Autism

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers examined positive employment outcomes for youth with autism to learn if self-determination, social skills, job search skills, and transportation were all critical to …

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Tips to Increase Transportation Access for People At-Risk

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceGetting a job often hinges on a person’s ability to get themselves to and from work. Cars are costly to buy and maintain, and …

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VR and CBO Training and Technical Assistance

Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities: Training and Technical Assistance People with disabilities who live in communities with depressed economies face many challenges to finding and maintaining employment, including …

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Poverty and Disability: An Overview – Watch the Free Archived Webcast

Date recorded: November 16, 2018 Learn how to integrate critical knowledge about poverty and disability into your vocational rehabilitation practice. Cayte Anderson and Tobey Partch-Davies, both experts in how poverty …

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Supporting Job-Seekers and Employees

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers analyzed the decisions made by people with multiple sclerosis to disclose or not to disclose their disability to an employer and explored what …

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Do Youth with Disabilities and their Parents Have the Same Postsecondary Expectations?

Audio Version – 4 minute listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceOne of the goals of vocational rehabilitation is to assist youth with disabilities during their transition from school to adult life. Research has …

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JobTIPS: Helping Youth with ASD Transition to Employment

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceYouth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are at a higher risk for unemployment or under-employment after high school than many youth with other types …

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Vocational Rehabilitation Strategies to Enhance Early Career Development for Young People with Disabilities

Audio Version – 5-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceThe choices young people make in their late teens and early twenties impact their earning potential and work opportunities for the rest of their …

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Early Intervention: Services for Young Children and Families in Poverty

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that very young children with disabilities receive early intervention services to lessen developmental delays. The purpose …

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Youth with Disabilities at the Crossroads: Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Disability Benefits

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceVocational rehabilitation agencies have the opportunity to help youth with disabilities gain the skills they need to get jobs, rather than rely on benefits, …

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How to Support Employment Goals of Youth with Autism

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers examined positive employment outcomes for youth with autism to learn if self-determination, social skills, job search skills, and transportation were all critical to …

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Social Skills Training for Students with Disabilities: Does It Work?

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearch shows that a lack of appropriate social skills training for people with disabilities contributes significantly to this population’s high unemployment rate. This study …

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Supporting Job-Seekers and Employees

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers analyzed the decisions made by people with multiple sclerosis to disclose or not to disclose their disability to an employer and explored what …

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Do Youth with Disabilities and their Parents Have the Same Postsecondary Expectations?