TACE News Archives
Southeast TACE Events
TACE provides distance learning opportunities through frequent webinars on important vocational rehabilitation topics such as employment for jobseekers with most significant disabilities, transition and asset development. The next events will be posted soon. In the meantime, please check the TACE webinar archives for recent events!
- Technology Program for Children with Disabilities
A program to assist youth with verbal communication is being developed by the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University as a result of a recent donation by a couple whose son uses eye gaze technology to communicate. Communication Hope through Assistive Technology (CHAT) will be designed to empower nonverbal youth through in-person and virtual communities, nationwide awareness and advocacy.
Learn more about this program
- Free Online Course – The Changing Face of Benefits: Knowledge for Successful Employment and Asset Development – from the National Disability Institute (NDI) and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. (FDDC)
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- TACE Partners with Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society (RESNA) on a New Web Portal Offering Assistive Technology Solutions for Employers http://atconnects.com/employers
The AT for Employer/Business Web Portal features a wealth of solutions for businesses, employers and those who work with employers to recruit, hire and retain jobseekers with disabilities.
Learn More about the RESNA Portal
Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Military Veterans
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) recently published a research brief on VR services related to competitive employment for veterans. The study examined programs for college-trained and non-college trained veterans. The brief discusses implications of the findings and recommendations for rehabilitation counseling professionals working with veterans with disabilities.
- TACE Co-hosts Voc Rehab & Community Partners’ Summit on Asset Development
On October 10, TACE co-sponsored the “Asset Development Summit – Key to the Future” in Louisville, Kentucky, bringing together over 60 members of the Kentucky asset building and disability communities to jointly build economic self sufficiency for persons with disabilities. As a result of the Summit, concrete steps have already been taken or planned to promote further state and local action. TACE also sponsored related training for 40 VR staff, and will continue to work with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to integrate asset building strategies and community partnerships into their services to jobseekers with disabilities.
- TACE Presents at National Summit on Program Evaluation
TACE presented its Evaluation of the Impact of Pilot Projects on State VR Agencies’ Delivery Systems at the 5th Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation and Quality in San Antonio, TX. TACE’s presentation, linking the pilot projects to successful integration of emerging employment practices in VR systems, was well-received. The Summit, held September 5-6, 2012, was attended by nearly 200 vocational rehabilitation leaders, program managers, and research and evaluation experts. Further information can be accessed at Summit presentations VR Program Evaluation Summit .