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Improving Business Development Skills: A Training for Rehabilitation Professionals

Most VR counselors work with businesses, but many are uncomfortable with this part of their job. This multimodule course addresses counselors’ knowledge and skills related to engaging with employers to help them learn how to be successful at it.

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Working with Older Individuals who are Blind

These courses were developed by the NRTC’s Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance and Training Center (OIB-TAC), which provides training and technical assistance to professionals who serve older individuals who are blind or have low vision. For a list of other courses related to working with older individuals who are blind, visit the OIB-TAC Community of Practice website.

  1. Adaptive Blind and Low Vision Skills for Everyday Living
  2. Basics in Program Evaluation
  3. Basics of Blindness and Low Vision
  4. Best Practices in the Administration of the OIB Program
  5. Cardiovascular Disease and Aging
  6. Case Management Documentation
  7. Community Outreach: An Overview
  8. Community Outreach: Creating Targeted and Accessible Presentations
  9. Cultural Diversity and Competence
  10. Diabetes & Visual Impairment
  11. Fall Prevention: Interventions for Older Individuals who are Visually Impaired
  12. How Social Determinants of Health Relate to Vision and Aging
  13. Identifying Mental Health Impairments in Adults
  14. Introduction to Best Practices for Older Individuals who are Blind Programs
  15. Introduction to the Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) Program
  16. Mobility Impairments: Implications for Service Providers
  17. Orientation and Mobility for Those Who Have Multiple Health Impairments
  18. Pulmonary Conditions Affecting Older Persons
  19. Social Isolation, Aging, and Vision Loss
  20. Strategies for Teaching Older Adults with Vision Loss
  21. Understanding Data Collection and the 7-OB Report for OIB Programs
  22. Understanding People Living with Dementia and Vision Loss
  23. Vision and Hearing Loss
  24. Vision Loss and the Role of the Family

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Common Eye Conditions

These courses are taught by a nonphysician and offer a basic overview of eye conditions from a rehabilitation professional. Questions concerning specific individuals should be directed to a qualified personal eye care physician.

  1. Common Adult Eye Conditions
  2. Common Children's Eye Conditions

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Randolph-Sheppard Staff Training

This course is designed to orient new staff to the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program; anyone, including blind entrepreneurs and VR staff, are welcome to take this course. Note: No continuing education credits are offered for this course.

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