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RSA & WINTAC Recorded Webinars: Case Service Report (RSA-911) Training Series

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is committed to supporting State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies as they collect and report VR program data on the Case Service Report (RSA-911) and providing technical assistance to help State VR agencies prepare for the implementation of the revised RSA-911 (PD-19-03) effective July 1, 2020.

Beginning this month, RSA and the WINTAC will provide a series of eight pre-recorded trainings related to the RSA-911. The training series will be posted on the WINTAC website (two trainings per month from October 2019 through January 2020). The training series and estimated schedule is:

Background and Implementation (October 2019)
Reporting Expenditures for VR Services (October 2019)
Pre-Employment Transition Services (November 2019)
Supported Employment Services (November 2019)
Measurable Skill Gains and Credential Attainment (December 2019)
Exit and Post-Exit Data Elements (December 2019)
New Data Elements – Additional “Need to Know” Information (January 2020)
RSA-911 Information Used in the WIOA Annual Report (January 2020)

The intended audience is State VR agency personnel who are responsible for RSA-911 data collection and reporting activities (e.g., directors, case management system administrators, policy and training personnel, data analysts, and related program staff). The training series is not intended for VR Counselors and other front-line staff. The objectives of the training series are to:

Explain the intent of PD-19-03 reporting requirements.
Assist State VR agencies in the implementation of the revised RSA-911 in Program Year 2020.
When possible, share examples of what needs to live outside of RSA-911 reporting, in addition to the discussed data elements (e.g., source documentation).
Provide other considerations and expectations during each training (e.g., policies State VR agencies need to establish and implement, tools and resources that are available, and internal controls).

As pre-recorded trainings become available, RSA and the WINTAC will announce them through listservs. Please also visit the RSA and WINTAC websites to access the trainings. RSA and the WINTAC encourage you to share this information with appropriate State VR agency staff.

RSA and the WINTAC are pleased to announce that the first training is available today: Background and Implementation

To request technical assistance related to the RSA-911 or if you have any questions, please email RSAData@ed.gov or reach out to your WINTAC contact.

Transition Food for Thought

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) recently concluded its 2019 Capacity Building Institute and has kindly published the presentations from the conference on the NTACT website.

On the list, you’ll find:

  • More than Just Fun! Designing Accessible Summer Programs
  • Partnering with Hard-to-Connect Families
  • Customized Employment: Planning and Implementing to Impact Outcomes
  • Preparing Students with Disabilities for College
  • GOT DATA? Learning How to Obtain, Share, Apply

…and many more.

Happy summer reading!

You are invited to the ” WINTAC Pre-Employment Transition Services Topic Area Update” Webinar

This pre-recorded webinar provides information regarding the pre-employment transition service tools, resources, and products available on the website; as well as a brief description of the common activities, outcomes and impact expectations around pre-employment transition services for State VR Agencies. We also highlight joint collaborative work across the WINTAC topic areas, and partnerships with other TA centers.

Closed Captioning will stream during the recording. A copy of the transcript is also available upon request. Presentation materials are available for download once registered. Please note there are no CRC credits available for this webinar.

Event: WINTAC Pre-Employment Transition Services Topic Area Update Webinar
When: This Webinar is pre-recorded and available on demand which means participants can view this recording at any time.

To register and view this recorded webinar, please visit the following link:
WINTAC Pre-Employment Transition Services Topic Area Update Webinar
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Brenda Simmons @bksimmons@gwu.edu or at 816.739.7648.

Upcoming Webinars:

Webinar 4. Classroom Management: Behavioral Supports, Motivation, Reflective Teaching

November 21, 2019 at 3 pm

Register Now

Webinar Series: CTE for Students with Disabilities

This webinar series has received a very positive response. There is a 500-person limit in our webinars. If you are unable to login to the webinar, a recording will be posted at this same location within a few days. We will also post any relevant handouts that are shared during the webinar, as well. Thank you for your patience.

Secondary CTE has long been a viable pathway for developing the skills of students with disabilities (SWD) and preparing them for the future. Changes in Perkins V and an increasing emphasis on college and career readiness for all students are bringing the needs of SWD to the forefront of the CTE conversation. This five-part webinar series will take a deep dive into programs, practices and partnerships among CTE and special education practitioners that support SWD in CTE. Each webinar will last 90 minutes, including Q & A, and will be available for later viewing here at https://transitionta.org/events-details.

This series is a collaboration among Penn State University’s Workforce Education program, the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) and ACTE.

Webinar 5. Toward Best Practices: Programs that Work, Models Toward Success

December 19, 2019 at 3 pm

Register Now

Webinar Series: CTE for Students with Disabilities

This webinar series has received a very positive response. There is a 500-person limit in our webinars. If you are unable to login to the webinar, a recording will be posted at this same location within a few days. We will also post any relevant handouts that are shared during the webinar, as well. Thank you for your patience.

Secondary CTE has long been a viable pathway for developing the skills of students with disabilities (SWD) and preparing them for the future. Changes in Perkins V and an increasing emphasis on college and career readiness for all students are bringing the needs of SWD to the forefront of the CTE conversation. This five-part webinar series will take a deep dive into programs, practices and partnerships among CTE and special education practitioners that support SWD in CTE. Each webinar will last 90 minutes, including Q & A, and will be available for later viewing here at https://transitionta.org/events-details.

This series is a collaboration among Penn State University’s Workforce Education program, the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) and ACTE.

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