Webinar – 10/17/2019 at 3:00PM (EDT)

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Exploring the State of VR Practices and Serving Youth: Current Thinking and Recommendations
Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm (EDT)

Exploring the State of VR Practices and Serving Youth: Current Thinking and Recommendations

Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm (EDT)

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For the past five years, the RRTC on VR Practices and Youth has been studying promising practices and trends that impact the ability of vocational rehabilitation (VR agencies) to effectively serve youth in transition. This webinar—conducted by RRTC partners University of Maryland, Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, Mathematica, CSAVR, and TransCen—will highlight results from the project and offer recommendations to the field on addressing gaps in practice and capacity. The relationship between research findings and service delivery, policies, and practices on the local, state, and national levels will be discussed. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose questions to each of the RRTC partners. This session will be of particular interest to VR administrators, VR transition counselors, VR policy makes, and those collaborating with VR to serve youth in transition and higher education settings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how to develop partnerships and enhance collaborations to improve VR access for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in inclusive post secondary education programs.
  2. Identify the traits and best practices used by VR counselors who serve youth effectively.
  3. Learn how to use data analytics to track and improve outcomes for transitioning youth.
  4. Understand how to leverage specific transition practices, such as the Maryland Seamless Transition Collaborative and coordinated pre-employment transition services, to maximum effect.

The webinar will be presented on the GotoWebinar platform. A telephone option and real-time captions will be available.

Presentation handouts will be available prior to the scheduled date.