NTACT News

Upcoming Webinars:

 

Career Counseling for Students with Significant Disabilities: Strategies for Success

June 8, 2017 3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Objectives:

To provide an understanding of the additional barriers students with significant disabilities face in achieving successful employment or postsecondary education

To provide an overview of the critical components of Career Counseling to help professionals understand the skills and strategies needed to address barriers to transition for students with the most significant disabilities.

To share examples of Career Counseling strategies used in working with students with most significant disabilities.

Presenter Information:

Ronica Marable is a Technical Assistance provider for The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). Previously, Ronica worked as the Training Coordinator for the Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (DC RSA). She’s also a Ph.D. Candidate at The George Washington University, where her research has centered around professional development and technical assistance in the field of rehabilitation counseling.

DJ Ralston is a Sr. Research Associate with George Washington University’s Center for Rehabilitation Counseling, Research and Education (CRCRE), where she works as part the the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) around Pre-Employment Transition Services and on the Targeted Communities Technical Assistance Center (TC-TAC) project. DJ has worked providing technical assistance and training around disability and employment policy and service delivery at the national level for the last ten years. She has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Washington University.

Register here to participate.

Webinar from WINTAC Pre-ETS Team

“Pre-Employment Transition Services: State Implementation – Three State Strategies, Challenges, and Lesson Learned”

In this recorded webinar, the WINTAC Pre-Employment Transition Services team along with representatives from Alaska, Maryland, and Nebraska share their implementation strategies and challenges related to implementation of Section 113 (Pre-Employment Transition Services) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Closed Captioning will stream during the recording. A copy of the transcript is also available upon request. Presentation materials are available for download once registered. Please be sure to complete the evaluation located in the Weblinks pod on the site. One CRC credit will be awarded upon completion and submission of your evaluation.

Event: Pre-Employment Transition Services: State Implementation – Three State Strategies, Challenges, and Lesson Learned

When: On Demand

Presenters: WINTAC Pre-ETS team, Alaska, Maryland, and Nebraska

Audio Conference Details:Please make sure that your computer speakers are turned on the volume is on to hear this presentation.

To register now, please visit the following link:

https://gwcrcre.adobeconnect.com/preetsstateimplementation/event/registration.html

WIOA Series

RSA is hosting a series of on-­‐demand webinars focused on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation.  The first, “RSA 911: Introduction to Data Collection and Reporting Requirements” is available now.  RSA plans to develop two other presentations for this series.

ICI Researchers Seek Participants for Facebook Employment Focus Group

Researchers involved in the Strand 1 of the Individual Family Information Needs and Family-Employment-System Interactions project are seeking individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate in an online employment forum.  Forum members will discuss their experiences working through the transition into the workforce, including assessing the needs, abilities, and interests of themselves and their family members.

Specific topics will include navigating vocational rehabilitation, and how individuals and their family members find information relating to the transition process.  For this focus group, we are going to be using a private Facebook group, which has the benefit of easy access and anonymity.

If you know of anybody who might like to participate, or a network that might provide wider access to this focus group, please distribute this link, which provides a screening survey and consent form to participate:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2163131/Online-Focus-Group-Screening-Tool

If you have any questions, please contact John Shepard at john.shepard@umb.edu or at 617-287-4345.  Thank you!