AIVRTTAC is excited to announce the participation of AIVRS Program staff and State VR representatives in the VR100 webinar series hosted by RSA. The AIVRS VR100 webinar will be on November 19th starting at 2:00 pm EST.
This webinar will be moderated by RSA AIVRS Project Officer August Martin and will include both live and prerecorded elements. The presenters include:
• Mark Schultz, RSA Commissioner
• Corinne Weidenthal, Chief Service Programs Unit, RSA/OSERS
• Laura Maudsley, Director, and Dr. Beth Boland, Assistant Director, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute at Northwest Indian College
• Esther Littlewolf, VR Counselor, Chief Dull Knife College VR for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
• Celeste Hunt, Program Director, Lumbee Tribal VR
• Laurae MacClain, Program Director, Confederated Tribes of Colville VR
• Paula Seanez, Director, Navajo Nation OSERS
• Jon Ringlero, Tribal Liaison, Oklahoma State VR
• Mariah Krueger, Chief of Services, Alaska DVR
• Gwen Sargent, Program Director, Kodiak Area Native Association VR Program
• Dr. Elmer Guy, President, Navajo Technical University
Please join in the VR100 webinar as RSA celebrates the AIVRS Programs and their rich cultural VR services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people with disabilities. The presentation titles include: Traditional Healing, Transitioning from Traditional Healing to Employment, Creative Collaborations Leading to Employment Outcomes, Non-Traditional Employment Outcomes in Rural and Remote Areas, AIVRS Program Continuity and Impact in the Days of COVID-19, and Suggestions for State VR/Tribal VR Project Collaboration. Throughout the webinar, AIVRS success stories will be highlighted focusing on the unique successes experienced by eligible clients/consumers in obtaining, maintaining, and/or preparing for integrated community employment.