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Pathway to Employment: Craig

Craig Engel sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an automobile accident. This video shares his uplifting story of recovering and returning to work as a welder through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services and on-the-job accommodations.

  • Topics: TBI, Vocational Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology
  • Duration: 4 min
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May 2017 328 TBI, Vocational Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology

Employment First for Transitioning Youth

Jessica Steele with Virginia’s Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) speaks about Employment First in Virginia and how it impacts transitioning youth with disabilities. Traditionally, people with disabilities have been thought to be placed in sheltered work environments or day services but Employment First is working to change that approach.

  • Topics: Employment, Transition Planning, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Duration: 22 min
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August 2016 217 Employment, Transition Planning, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation

Supported Employment

This video highlights supported employment employees who found work positions created at a veterinary clinic with assistance from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

  • Topics: Employment, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Duration: 4 min
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February 2015 687 Employment, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation

Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration

All students and their families benefit from collaboration — teamwork, group effort, and cooperation — between family, school, and others as they make the transition to adult life. Students with disabilities often require extra collaboration and support to achieve their employment, educational, and independent living goals, sometimes for their entire lives. This 2012 webinar for parents of youth with disabilities explores how to use the concept of collaboration to ensure their son or daughter’s transition to adulthood is as smooth as possible. Originally developed for Minnesota families, most content is relevant to families residing in other states as well. Presenters: Carolyn Anderson, PACER Center | Barb Ziemke, PACER Center | Sean Roy, PACER Center.

  • Topics: Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support
  • Duration: 57 min
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March 2014 456 Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support

Wilson Family: Holding High Expectations

Youth with disabilities discuss how the decisions to disclose their disabilities have affected them at school, at work, and in social situations.

  • Topics: Employment, Family Support, High Expectations, Intellectual Disability, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Duration: 3 min
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March 2014 378 Employment, Family Support, High Expectations, Intellectual Disability, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation

Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services

It won't be long until you are out of high school and on to post-secondary education or work. The time to prepare for that big step forward is now. In this short Simply Said video, you’ll learn how your local Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) counselor can help you be successful at school, at work, and in the community. All you need to do is ask!

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
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February 2014 3260 Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education Simply Said

Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Jack’s Jobs

This video produced by Minnesota high school students mixes an informational interview on vocational rehabilitation with comic relief provided by the high school’s mascot, the Lumber Jack. Several students showcase how Vocational Rehabilitation Services helped them with college and careers after high school.

  • Topics: Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Produced, Employment, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
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December 2010 2586 Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Produced, Employment, Preparing for Employment