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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)

    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

    • i. Comprehensive System of Personnel Development; Data System on Personnel and Personnel Development

      Describe the designated State agency's procedures and activities to establish and maintain a comprehensive system of personnel development designed to ensure an adequate supply of qualified State rehabilitation professional and paraprofessional personnel for the designated State unit, including the following:

      • 4. Staff Development

        Describe the State agency's policies, procedures, and activities to ensure that, consistent with section101(a)(7)(C) of the Rehabilitation Act, all personnel employed by the designated State unit receive appropriate and adequate training in terms of:

i. 4. A. A system of staff development for professionals and paraprofessionals within the designated State unit, particularly with respect to assessment, vocational counseling, job placement, and rehabilitation technology, including training implemented in coordination with entities carrying out State programs under section 4 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998; and

Current Narrative:

Specific areas of training that are emphasized are:

  • The Rehabilitation Act and its regulations, as amended by WIOA;
  • The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Social Security Work Incentives and Employment;
  • Transition planning for students with blindness and visual impairment;
  • Continuing education on the medical aspects of vision related disabilities; and
  • Assistive Technology for the blind and visually impaired. 

All agency personnel have an annual evaluation of his or her performance, goals and plans. It is during this process that ICBVI assesses how training has impacted an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of his or her position, and to set new goals and priorities for the next year.