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Quick Headlines

  • New Training module - Regarding the 'Referral Standard' was forwarded to the field
  • State Plan for 2010 approved by RSA
  • Check out our "Let's Talk Newsletter", where you will find Training resources & tips

Data

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Deaf Services

The Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides leadership and direction in serving persons who are deaf and hard of hearing; participates in the screening of sign language interpreters and maintains a list and fee schedule of screened and certified interpreters; provides technical assistance to state and private agencies on request in order to ensure accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people; assists in development of legislation affecting deaf and hard of hearing people in the state as approved by the state board of education; works with the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the NH Association of the Deaf, Self Help for the Hard of Hearing and any other consumer group as needed to ensure quality services for deaf and hard of hearing; and serves as an information and referral source for the state on the subject of deafness and hearing loss.

The Diversity Committee

Field Services

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) is an agency that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to get a job, keep the job, and develop a life time career. NHVR has seven regional offices throughout the state designed to assist persons who have physical, mental, emotional and learning disabilities.

Financial

The office of financial and planning is responsible for developing and monitoring of the budget, Projections, building maintenance issues, answer financial questions, resource for offices and account techs in the field, inventory for the division, bid process for items over $2,000.00 (not Van Mods), training grant activities and expenditures, monitoring the ULO and spending for the field. Other activities under this office include: SSA reimbursement; time and leave records; lease agreements and rent; travel and ordering of supplies in the central office.

Policy

Policy Manual has been updated and the changes are effective 7/01/06.

Check out the policy manual Acrobat Reader online or for a quick overview of the changes take a look at the new PowerPoint presentation on the policy manual changes PowerPoint.

Policy is currently working on guidance and training supplements to be used with the Policy manual.

Services for Blind & Visually Impaired

Services for Blind and Visually Impaired provides those services necessary to help people with visual loss to enter, re-enter, or maintain employment. Most services are provided without charge to the referred individual as the Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Program is supported by your State and Federal tax dollars.

Training

Training has been updating our training Web site.

While it is still under construction, you are invited to view our training Web site and send any comments to Ella.

Transition

Vocational Rehabilitation has a long history of providing direct and indirect services to youth with disabilities as they transition from school to work. The services provided have enabled many students to obtain successful employment. This agency is committed to increasing access and improving the overall quality of services offered to school age youth.

Case Review

The Workforce Investment Act Title I Youth provides employment and training services to economically disadvantaged youth possessing specific barriers to employment. Program focus is on comprehensive youth services consisting of ten program elements which can be grouped around four major themes: 1) Improving educational achievement; 2) Preparing for and succeeding in employment; 3) Supporting youth; and 4) Offering services intended to develop the potential of youth as citizens and leaders.

External Relations

  • The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is Vocational Rehabilitation's (VR) central advisory group. This group advises VR on its policy and procedures. The SRC is a group of New Hampshire residents, more than half of which are persons with disabilities, who are appointed by the Governor to advise her and the agency on issues related to the employment of persons with disabilities.
  • The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) identifies and sets priorities for independent living services in New Hampshire, thus insuring participation by persons with disabilities in the planning process of the State Plan. Members or the SILC are appointed by the Governor and the majority are individuals with disabilities.

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