Funding of Assistive Technology Series — Work, Assistive Technology and State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
Outlines the Vocational Rehabilitation Agency’s obligation to fund AT to support employment preparation.
Guide for advocates working with students, and families to facilitate the involvement of state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies.
Competitive employment is the key of a successful transition to adult living for youth with disabilities.
Explains how young adults with mental health conditions can take advantage of the VR services
This blog discusses reasons why you may need to disclose your disability
This training resource provides school personnel with information on how to provide Community Based Employment Education to students.
This video teaches individuals how their local Vocational Rehabilitation Services counselor can help them be successful at school, at work, and in the community.
8 videos feature individuals’ stories in addition to professionals’ advice on topics including Employment Supports, VR Services, Disability Disclosure, etc.
This brief cover finding and keeping a job and provides information on supports such as vocational rehabilitation and transportation.
This video provides an overview of the right and wrong ways to apply for a job, give an interview; and how to request reasonable accommodations
This in-depth survey of 461 business leaders finds that younger workers frequently lack “soft” skills, which include: professionalism or work ethic, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration skills, and critical thinking or problem-solving skills.
Discusses the importance of soft skills and offers specific strategies families can use to help their child develop skills for employment success
Explores executive function skills that impact job tasks and how technology can help
Focuses on The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that requires vocational rehabilitation) agencies to set aside funds to provide “pre-employment transition services” to “Students with Disabilities who are eligible or potentially eligible for VR services.”.
Discusses how smartphones can be used to support work skills
Provides employers with tools needed to create a more disability-inclusive and compliant workplace.
This video series features apprentices with and without disabilities (Recruits) and their apprenticeship sponsors (Sponsors) in high-growth industries like information technology, healthcare, and marine engineering. These apprentices and their sponsors show how #ApprenticeshipWorks for them and how it can work for other job seekers and businesses across the country.
Resources that would prove effective for people with disabilities pursuing education, training, and employment opportunities across all arts and culture disciplines
Helps Social Security beneficiaries go to work and become financially independent, while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid.