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Posts from the ‘Vocational Rehabilitation’ Category

4
May

Another GREAT summer opportunity from Voc Rehab


IVRS is in the process of developing some awesome opportunities to participate in virtual Pre-ETS summer activities.  Read  below:

This program is offered to all high school students with an IEP, 504 Plan, or documented disability.
If interested in learning more please contact your IVRS representative, or visit our website for a calendar of events that will be posted in the next few weeks!

21
Apr

Mark you calendars: Social Security & Guardianship Zoom sessions by IVRS


Social Security and Guardianship

Conversations for Parents

 

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

April 30, 2020

May 14, 2020

May 28, 2020

June 11, 2020

Click on the link to join our Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/5153145833

 or call 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 515 314 5833

 

Who should attend? IVRS job candidate’s parents & family members interested 

in supporting their student with a disability.

 

Join by ZOOM or phone to talk about:

** understanding how working affects SSA benefits

** applying for Social Security benefits

** applying for guardianship

** Medicaid & Waivers

** ABLE accounts

Facilitator – Suzie Paulson – Questions?

To request accommodations – email Suzanne.paulson@iowa.gov

Suzie joined the IVRS Resource Team in February 2019 as the Benefits Planning Resource Manager. Prior to this she worked under a Department of Labor grant serving older workers. Suzie was a Social Security Benefits planner under the Iowa Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Grant from 2006-2012. Suzie has her Master’s Degree from Drake University in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a certified Community Work Incentives Benefits Counselor through VCU/SSA.

16
Mar

WIOA what?!?


No… that is NOT Iowa spelled incorrectly!  If you have heard the acronym “WIOA” it stands for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.   WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

WIOA-Logo

There are still lots of details to work out as this new process moves forward, so to help you have some basic information, here are several documents that may help you understand some of these changes:

  1.  Memorandum of Agreement notice between IVRS & the DE
  2.  WIOA Webinar Powerpoint  – Dec. 2015
  3.  WIOA Webinar – approximately 30 minutes
  4.  FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 

All of the information above may be found on the Department of Education website under Special Education/Secondary Transition.

As more information comes out, we will keep you posted!