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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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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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Are Your Doors Open to ALL Qualified Workers?

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Opening the Doors of Small Business to Employees with Disabilities: Critical Concerns and Strategies for Success This report, developed by the Conference Board in collaboration with the Employer Assistance and Resource Network, includes concrete steps small businesses can take to integrate people with disabilities into their organizations. It also offers a first-of-its-kind planning matrix to assist in developing a plan …

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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 …

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Are Young Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Getting Work Experiences from Participating in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program?

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To learn if young adults with intellectual disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program are getting work experience, the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston examined the age at application of people with intellectual disabilities who exited the VR program in 2012.  Knowing more about the role of the VR program in promoting work experiences for young adults with intellectual disabilities is …

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FREE webcast via SEDL: VR Counselors’ use of EBP Involving Motivational Interviewing

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Tim Tansey, a member of the RRTC-EBP VR research team, will be presenting in SEDL’s free webcast on the relationship between research and practice as it relates to the use of “motivational interview (MI)” techniques by VR counselors.  Join Tim and other highly respected VR professionals for this FREE webcast on September 4, 2014 at 3 pm EDT. Visit SEDL’s …