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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Combined or General)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:


    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • o. State's Strategies

      Describe the required strategies and how the agency will use these strategies to achieve its goals and priorities, support innovation and expansion activities, and overcome any barriers to accessing the VR and the Supported Employment programs (See sections 101(a)(15)(D) and (18)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act and section 427 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA)):

o. 2. How a broad range of assistive technology services and devices will be provided to individuals with disabilities at each stage of the rehabilitation process and on a statewide basis

Current Narrative:

IDVR is committed to expanding the availability and provision of Assistive Technology. The Division has an ongoing partnership with the Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) housed at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. Through this partnership IATP provides continuing education and technical assistance to IDVR personnel via face to face and distance methods. An IDVR staff member maintains representation on IATP’s Advisory Council.

The Division has an agreement as of November 2020, with the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) outlining shared responsibilities and implementing a program which:

  1. The parties anticipate that LEAs will purchase any assistive technology/equipment determined through the IEP process to be necessary for the education program of individual students who are enrolled in the district. 
  2. VR will purchase any assistive technology/equipment determined through the IPE process to be necessary to access Pre-Employment Transition Services or VR employment outcome.

Additional AT resources for staff training include the Idaho Training Clearinghouse, which hosts multiple resources and is funded by SDE’s Special Education Division.

IDVR has provided counselors who serve deaf and hard of hearing customers with the AT needed to enhance communication.