Voices From the Field: Interview with Yetta Myrick

The Power of Parental Engagement Ms. Yetta Myrick is the mother of a teenage son with special needs. She is the founder and president of DC Autism Parents (DCAP), a non-profit organization. At DCPA, Yetta has created programs for children diagnosed with autism and their families and oversees the daily operations of the organization. Yetta

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Requesting Feedback Related to State VR Agency Technical Assistance Needs

As part of OSERS’ commitment to rethink its work to ensure that it is in the best position to achieve its mission, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is rethinking the way it supports and partners with its key stakeholders to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. One aspect of this ongoing work is rethinking

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Virginia Agency Successes Look Different For Each Individual

NOTE: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) provides intensive consumer support to help their clients prepare for, obtain, and continue to work successfully. DARS aims to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families. The following

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Voices From the Field: Interview with Karen Nemeth

Supporting Dual Language Learners Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. is Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist -Dual Language Learners for the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning. She has published more than a dozen books on early education for children who are growing up with two or more languages and she has held leadership

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Words of Advice from a Triple Threat

NOTE: October is Learning Disabilities/ADHD/Dyslexia Awareness Month This blog is written by Alyssia Jackson, a member of the Young Adult Leadership Council of the National Center for Learning Disabilities One of the scariest experiences in life is finding a job after college. Sometimes it felt like the more I applied, the more I got rejected. I struggled

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My Ever-Evolving Journey: Mom, Advocate, Board of Education Member

Note: October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month by Dria Law, Moorestown, N.J. I am the mom of two teenaged girls, one of whom has a disability. My youngest daughter, Julianna, or Juls for short, was born with Down syndrome, and like many parents of a child with a disability, I found myself thrust into a whole

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Exploring Career Opportunities in Alaska

Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month This spring, 65 students with disabilities from southeast Alaska participated in the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (DVR’s) Explore program. The Explore program is a hands-on career exploration opportunity in the high-demand fields of construction, power technology and healthcare. Explore is part of Alaska DVR’s Pre-Employment Transition Services

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Options and Choice: One Size Does Not Fit All

NOTE: October is Learning Disabilities/ADHD/Dyslexia Awareness Month Blog by: Sheryl L. Goldstein, a parent advocate I grew up with a learning disability (LD). It isn’t a secret, but I don’t normally share such personal information with everyone. I’ve grown to understand that the learning disability is only part of a student’s challenge. I didn’t let my

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The Dual Customer: Individuals with Disabilities and Business

NOTE: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month By Chris Pope, OSERS RSA, and Kathy West-Evans, CSAVR CSAVR’s National Employment Team (the NET) is excited to highlight CVS Health — a business at the forefront of building an inclusive workplace for individuals with disabilities through its partnership with VR programs across the country, including the Maryland Division

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