Webinars are longer in duration and are delivered by RRTC partners and related content experts. Webinar topics are either directly related to the RRTC studies or feature a broader look at issues and strategies affecting VR service delivery to youth and young adults.
Please note that the RRTC does not offer certificates of completion for archived webinars. However, the RRTC does offer certificates for our live webinars, so check back often for details on our newest offerings.
The VR Program Evaluation Coach is a powerful tool. It helps you analyze your own data to evaluate your agency’s services and answer important questions such as: How can I test new ideas? Does a new program lead to outcomes that my agency and our clients want? Are we getting what we paid for?
VR Program Evaluation Coach link: https://vrevalcoach.com/
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents significant promise for improving transition outcomes when implemented in the context of proven transition service models. This session: (1) describes a seamless transition model that features research-based service components; (2) compares vocational rehabilitation service elements, service costs, and vocational rehabilitation closure statuses of youth served through this model with a matched sample of youth who received other services; and (3) offers implications for transition and vocational rehabilitation practice with students and youth with disabilities, especially in the context of transition service requirements of WIOA.
Families of youth with significant disabilities may have difficulty thinking about the transition to adulthood and envisioning a future that includes competitive employment. This webinar will highlight strategies for engaging families of youth, including those with significant disabilities around planning for employment. Innovative parent training efforts will be discussed as will the need to engage around specific outcomes and ideas for working with families who are apprehensive about exploring employment options for their youth.