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You're Hired! Laura Nata talks with Sue Killam on Supported Employment:

On November 28, Sue Killam talked with Laura Nata of Families Helping Families Jefferson about supported employment in a Facebook video entitled You're Hired.

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40 Hour Supported Employment CORE Training

LSUHSC-Human Development Center (HDC) in collaboration with Louisiana APSE is providing statewide Employment Specialist Core Training. This 40 hour training meets LRS vendor training requirements and Medicaid Employment provider rules. It incorporates APSE's CORE Supported Employment Competencies and includes three full days of classroom instruction and fieldwork assignments. Class hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The fee for this class is $350.
(If you would like to schedule a Core training in your region, please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed.)

  • Shreveport at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, 800 W. 70th Street:  

    • January 9 - 11, 2018

  • Baton Rouge at UpLIFTD, 1979 Beaumont Avenue:  

    • January 16 - 18, 2018

 

     -->>  Click here to register for 40 Hour Core Training  <<--

 

5.0 Hour SE Continuing Education Training

These training classes, so-sponsored by Louisiana APSE,  meet LRS/LWC and OCDD guidelines for Community Rehabilitation Providers and their staff. Each of these classes  counts as 5.0 hours of Continuing Education for LRS/LWC, OCDD and CESP renewal accreditation. The LRS requirement for staff for renewal of vendorship is 20 hours every three years. Each class takes place on one day scheduled from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. The fee for these classes is $75 per training class.
(Please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed. if you would like to schedule any additional 5 Hour SE Training Classes in your region)

 

  • Shreveport at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, 800 W. 70th Street:

    • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - SE Policy, Funding & Process

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement

    • Thursday, January 11, 2018 - SE Job Site Training & Benefits

  • Baton Rouge at UpLIFTD, 1979 Beaumont Avenue:

    • Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 - SE Policy, Funding & Process

    • Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 - SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement

    • Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 - SE Job Site Training & Benefits

 

     -->>  Click here to register for one or more of the 5 Hour Core Training  <<--

 

RSA Announcement: Frequently Asked Questions on Competitive Integrated Employment

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is pleased to publish Frequently Asked Questions: Integrated Location Criteria of the Definition of “Competitive Integrated Employment.” This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of “competitive integrated employment” in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and its implementing VR program regulations in 34 CFR §361.5(c)(9)(ii) (see 81 FR 55629 (August 19, 2016)).  The information in these FAQs provides guidance and technical assistance to VR agencies and community rehabilitation programs so that they may assist individuals with disabilities to achieve high-quality employment.

Integrated Location Criteria of the Definition of “Competitive Integrated Employment” FAQ

 

Medicaid Expansion Tied To Employment Among People With Disabilities

Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid coverage to people living just above the poverty line may be responsible for more disabled people getting jobs, according to a recent study.

Before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) - also known as Obamacare - was passed in 2010, people with disabilities and low-income jobs were often unable to afford their expensive medical care. So many chose unemployment in order to be poor enough to qualify for Medicaid coverage, researchers report in the American Journal of Public Health. Read the full article from The Huffington Post here

 

WIOA Assessment Tool

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) presents an extraordinary opportunity for the public workforce system to transform and improve the quality of life for job seekers and workers through an integrated, job-driven system that links diverse talent to our nation's businesses.

The WIOA Quick Start Action Planner (QSAP) is an interactive, self-paced assessment tool designed to help leaders at all levels of the public workforce system plan for this transformation and prepare for implementation of WIOA. The QSAP will help you identify areas of strength and focused areas for improvement in your workforce system and connect you to targeted resources that can help you to prepare and plan effectively. OPEN QSAP

 

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