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National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

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Check out this valuable resource for information and tools on effective practices to help youth with disabilities transition from school to college and careers. NTACT’s purpose is to assist state and local education agencies, state VR agencies, and VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices that ensure students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for …

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Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation

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Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation John Lui and Cayte Anderson Presented at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on February 4, 2015, as part of the RRTC-EBP VR’s Symposium “Evidence-Based Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling: Findings from the Field” PowerPoint: RRTC-EBP VR Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation Transcript of Presentation: RRTC-EBP VR Lui-Anderson Supporting EBP …

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Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques: Rationales and Examples

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What we have learned from Motivational Interviewing is that how information is presented can affect how it is received. When relevant, new information should be presented in a neutral, nonjudgmental, and sensitive manner that empowers clients to make more informed decisions about quitting or changing a risky or problem behavior. The following paper outlines some of the Motivational Interviewing Strategies …

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Evidence-Based Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling: Findings from the Field

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“Thank you to everyone who participated for making this a vibrant and relevant exchange of information and ideas!” More than 60 rehabilitation researchers, practitioners, and academics convened at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on February 4 to discuss findings from recent research on evidence-based practices in rehabilitation counseling. The symposium provided rehabilitation counselors and researchers an overview of evidence-based practices in …

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Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding Manual 4.1 (MITI 4.1) Now Available

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The most recent version of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding Manual 4.1 (MITI 4.1) is now available.  Here is an introduction to MITI: How well or poorly is a clinician using motivational interviewing?  The MITI is a behavioral coding system that provides an answer to this question.  The MITI also yields feedback that can be used to increase clinical skill …

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New SWEAP Tools Help State Policymakers Align Workforce and Education Programs

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The State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP) is demonstrating how state policymakers can use information from three types of data tools to develop policies that align workforce and education programs with each other and with employer skill needs. These three tools — dashboards, pathway evaluators, and supply and demand reports – are discussed in a set of SWEAP papers …

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Phase I and II Research Plain Language Summaries Now Available

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Plain language summaries of Phases I and II research are now available: RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase I highlights RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase II Service Delivery Practices RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase II Organizational Practices RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase II Models of Effective Practice, Policy, and Procedures Do you have comments or questions?  Don’t forget to Ask the Experts!

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The ABLE Act: Tax-Exempt Disability Savings Accounts

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This is great news for people with disabilities who receive government benefits! The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save up to $14,000 annually without risking the loss of  their government benefits. Read more here…

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Job Accommodation Network Free Webcasts

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The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. Check …