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Showing posts from October 27, 2019

Congressional Update

from National FV: House Passes Bipartisan Health Bills The House passed five bipartisan health bills on October 28, including the following:   H.R. 2781 , the  EMPOWER for Health Act of 2019 , to reauthorize funding at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for health profession workforce, education, and training programs. The bill would expand efforts to increase diversity, improve geriatrics education and training,  grow the   pediatric health care workforce , and create a new authorization of $5 million to increase workforce diversity in the professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology.  The bill passed on the House Floor by voice vote.   H.R. 728 , the  Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 , to reauthorize funding for  federal nursing workforce  development grant programs administered by HRSA for five years. These programs include traineeships, loan repayment, and scholarships for nurs

Guide to Navigating Lockdowns

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Transition to Post Secondary

Think College  is a national initiative based at the ICI. It aims to develop, support, and expand postsecondary options for students with IDD.  The 5 publications highlight various ways that students, families, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and higher education professionals can support students with IDD in higher education. Download them from the Think College website: VR's Role in the Seamless Transition from Higher Education to Employment Summarizing Pre-Employment Transition Services and the Potential Role of Higher Education Meeting the New Requirements of WIOA Through Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education College Experiences Foster Student Self-Determination and VR Support The Importance of Formal and Informal Communication Strategies in Maintaining Effective Partnerships