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Topic Snapshot: Vocational Rehabilitation
- Small Investment-Big Savings: A look at how vocational rehabilitation agencies save money by partnering with their statewide AT program (2012) -- Available formats: word
Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies are finding that working with their statewide AT Act programs can save them funds. This publication describes how Vocational Rehabilitation agencies have realized big savings by partnering with four statewide at programs.
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- Funding of Assistive Technology to Make Work a Reality (2006) -- Available formats: word
This article has been built around a case scenario involving Sharon, a 16 year old with a severe physical disability who will face multiple needs for AT as she completes her special education program, attends college, and eventually moves on to her employment goal. In walking through several years of her life, she is faced with the need to access several different benefit programs as funding sources for AT, including the special education program, the state vocational rehabilitation agency, Medicaid, Medicare, and SSIís Plan for Achieving Self Support.
Sample State Documents
- VR/ATP Referral Form (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
This is the referral form used by VR to request services from Nebraska ATP.
- Assistive Technology Addendum (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
This is a sample memorandum of agreement between a state education agency and its VR agency regarding AT. The purpose of this addendum is to document and describe how DORS and ACPS will work collaboratively to assure that assistive technology (AT) devices and services are provided to eligible students with disabilities in order to assist them with transitioning from ACPS to postsecondary
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 - Summary of Law (1998) -- Available formats: html
The purpose of Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) is to create a national workforce preparation and employment system that meets the needs of job seekers and those seeking to advance their careers, as well as the employment needs of the nation's employers. The goal is to create an integrated workforce investment system that improves the quality of the U.S. workforce, sustains economic growth and productivity, and reduces dependency on welfare.
Last Updated April 2011