The WIOA stresses the importance of helping people with disabilities retain and advance in their careers. To assist with this endeavor, the NRTC has developed two checklists to assess the need for career advancement or job retention services for employed VR consumers. Because many persons with visual impairments request services while employed, these checklists are ideal for use during intake.
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This Community Outreach Guide will introduce you to the history of White Cane Awareness Day, provide inspiration for activities (from a signing ceremony to a large, public event), and offer general event tips to support you as you create a successful celebration.
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This online employment preparation program for adults of all ages includes 8 self-paced modules of instructional materials and activities to guide job seekers, taking them step-by-step from exploration of interests and abilities, through the application and interview processes, to the optimal goal of employment.
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These videos are part of Putting Your Best Foot Forward, a job search skills training program for youth with visual impairments.
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This practice guide summarizes the findings of a research study about the impact of a first meeting with an employer and provides recommendations for VR professionals based on these findings.
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These information sheets offer recommendations for providing services to individuals with a combined traumatic brain injury (TBI) and visual impairment based on the results of a research study.
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This orientation packet for vocational rehabilitation (VR) professionals will familiarize you with the blindness field and NRTC products and online courses.
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The number of American adults with vision loss is expected to double over the next 30 years.
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Have you ever wondered what prospective employers think about hiring blind workers? New research from the NRTC sheds light onto employers' knowledge and attitudes.
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This evidence-based practice guide for vocational rehabilitation agencies and staff presents research results and recommendations for agencies and counselors when dealing with employers.
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Read more about what we found when looking at outcomes from separate vs. combined agencies.
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We have a number of online courses available for both CEUs and CRC credit. We continue to add courses, so check back to see what might be available to help meet your professional development needs!
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