At-Home Wellness Guide to Staying Healthy During COVID-19

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COVID is sparking anxiety across the globe. The virus has everyone making changes to their daily routines, washing their hands more often, practicing social distancing, and even quarantining themselves by working from home. All these … Read More

The ADA and Face Mask Policies

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Many communities and private businesses either recommend or require people to wear face masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing a mask … Read More

The ADA, COVID-19, and Common Questions from Employers About Reasonable Accommodations

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COVID-19 has caused employers to take a fresh look at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in response to the nation’s first experience with a pandemic. Although many employees were able to work at home … Read More

VR Success with Deaf Youth During COVID-19

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Now known as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 started on a bright note for vocational rehabilitation (VR) in the United States. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program — … Read More

RSA Addresses State VR Agencies Concerns During COVID-19

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The Rehabilitation Services Agency (RSA) recently answered concerns expressed by state vocational rehabilitation agencies as they strive to provide continuous services to people with disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency. State Agency Question 1: What steps … Read More

Telehealth Toolkit: Best Practices for Employment and Benefits Services to People with Disabilities

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The world seems to have been turned upside-down by COVID-19. We’ve had to change most aspects of our lives: the way we live, interact with others, attend school, go into the community, and for many, … Read More

VR100 Series Webinar: VR COVID-19 Strategies

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Recorded: Monday, April 20, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM EDT Join OSERS Acting Assistant Secretary and RSA Commissioner Mark Schultz, five State VR Agency Directors, and the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) as they … Read More

Emerging Ethical Threats to Client Privacy in Cloud Communication and Data Storage

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How do we protect the privacy of individuals with disabilities when we provide vocational rehabilitation services remotely? This article from the American Psychological Association gives an overview of current record keeping and communication regulations and … Read More

Distance Counseling Webinar Series

Free Webinars Personal and Professional Resilience: Recorded 4/1/20 1:00pm CST – Access Personal and Professional Resilience Recorded Training Triumphant Telecommuting: Recorded 4/8/20 1:00pm CST – Access Triumphant Telecommuting Recorded Training Ethics and Distance Counseling: Recorded 4/14/20 … Read More