1.6.21 - Pre-Employment Transition Services Flexibilities
This pre-recorded webinar is on the Notice of Interpretation: Pre-Employment Transition Services Flexibility Regarding the Use of Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Funds pre-recorded webinar, and is co-hosted by the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Quality Management (VRTAC-QM), and the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT: C).
This webinar will provide an overview and background of the Notice of Interpretation (NOI) published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2020 by the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) regarding the use of Federal VR funds reserved for pre-employment transition services. There will be a review of the clarification that reserve funds can be used to pay for auxiliary aids and services for any student with a disability with a sensory or communicative impairment in order to access or participate in pre-employment transition services. The webinar will also highlight the change in policy with respect to additional VR services needed by eligible students with disabilities that may be paid for with Federal VR grant funds reserved for the provision of pre-employment transition services and the circumstances under which those funds may be used to pay for those additional VR services. Potential impact and the status and implementation of the NOI will also be discussed.
After registering for the pre-recorded webinar, you will receive a zoom email the following day that will include a link to the accessible power point slide deck for this recorded webinar, and a link to the evaluation survey to provide your feedback and receive CRC credits for attending this session. Closed Captioning will stream on the bottom of your screen during the pre-recorded webinar.
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Collaborative Interagency Partnership 2020-20201 School Year
This was a joint presentation done by NTACT and WINTAC staff
10.23.20- Five-part Webinar series on Pre-Employment Transition Services
This series of pre-recorded webinars highlights the five required pre-employment transition services. Each of the five webinars include curricula/activities, state spotlights, examples of expected outcomes and ways to identify student progress, tips for successful service delivery, and additional supports and resources that may be used to provide these services for students with disabilities. The webinars are hosted by The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), and The National Transition Technical Assistance Center (NTACT).Closed Captioning will stream during each of the pre-recorded webinars. 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 Web links pod in the Adobe room. CRC credits (1.5) will be awarded upon completion and submission of your evaluation.
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5.22.20 - Pre-Employment Transition Services: A Guide for Collaboration Among State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies and Education Partners
This is a pre-recorded webinar providing an overview of the Pre-ETS Guide for Collaboration Among State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies and Education Partners. This webinar is hosted by WINTAC, The George Washington University, Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education, and presented in partnership with NTACT, The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, and Transcen Inc. This one hour pre-recorded webinar can be viewed at any time and will highlight the main sections of the new Pre-ETS Guide for Collaboration Among State VR & Education Partners, as well as resources and strategies for how the guide can be used as a tool to enhance and strengthen VR education partnerships at the state and local level.
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. CRC credits (1) will be awarded upon completion and submission of your evaluation.
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4.23.20 - Thirsty Thursday Think Tank: Pre-ETS in the Pandemic
This WINTAC Pre-Employment Transition Services virtual discussion is hosted by the George Washington University, Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education. The purpose of this virtual discussion is to highlight and share the creative ways State VR agencies are responding to the COVID 19 crisis and collaborating with their partners to deliver pre-employment transition services. A copy of the transcript is available upon request. Presentation materials are available for download once registered. Please note there are no CRC credits available for this virtual discussion.
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4.21.20 - Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Beyond – Using Social Media for Peer to Peer Engagement
WINTAC, NTACT and YTAC hosted a webinar on how teenagers and young adults are connecting and supporting one another during the COVID 19 crisis in our country. This webinar, presented by youth engagement and leadership professionals, explored effective practices and resources that can promote and enhance communication and engagement of students and youth with disabilities. Resources are posted below.
4.14.20 - Strategies and Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments
WINTAC, NTACT and YTAC hosted a webinar addressing the challenges in providing educational and employment preparation learning experiences in virtual and distance learning environments for students with the most complex support needs. This webinar provided examples of effective programming strategies and practices to help support students and youth with the most significant disabilities in their transition journey.
4.8.20 Providers and the Pandemic
This WINTAC webinar is hosted by The George Washington University, Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education. This webinar focuses on strategies to help you in working with vendors to deliver services now and into the future including: several states sharing work they have done with providers and approaches they are taking, covering topics including communication, billing/invoicing, exceptions, creative strategies for continuation of services and more, and an overview of the Wintac.org Resources for Distance Service Delivery and provider specific resources.
4.7.20 Employment Preparation and Work Based Learning Experiences in a Virtual World
WINTAC, NTACT and YTAC hosted this webinar which explores effective practices, resources, and strategies for family members and professional staff in supporting students with disabilities to be able to access and participate in work-based learning experiences in virtual and distance learning environments during these challenging times.
3.31.20 - Vocational Rehabilitation and WIOA Youth Programs Introduction to Series:
This webcast provides an introduction to this technical assistance series that was created as a follow-up to the jointly developed technical assistance document entitled: Collaboration Opportunities: WIOA Youth and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. This joint document provides a high-level overview of the programs in order to improve coordination of workforce preparation activities and employment services between the two programs and more effectively serve youth with disabilities.
The purpose of these two separate, but complimentary webcasts is to allow staff and service providers of the two programs the option to listen to either or both webcasts, depending on the level of understanding and familiarity with the respective programs. In the coming months, we will release two additional webcasts which discuss effective collaboration strategies to serve youth and students with disabilities and will highlight effective examples from states.
3.24.20 - Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and At Home
NTACT staff and others shared tips and resources to support the continued learning and skill development of transition age students, while school and community access are severely restricted due to COVID-19. Resources are posted below, as well as the captioned recording.