Vocational rehabilitation professionals from 50 states gathered in Oklahoma City, OK September 4-6 to collaborate and share resources around improving state-federal vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities that result in quality employment outcomes.
Together, attendees learned evaluation results and research outcomes from practitioners and researchers and gained insight on VR agencies’ strategies for internal controls, program evaluation, skills gains, and other workplace integration processes.
Highlights from the conference included:
Keynote: “Hope – A Tool for Employment”
Elizabeth Jennings, Deputy Director of the National Disability Institute
Pre-Employment Transition Services Vendor Web Portal Demonstration
Jonathan Kraeszig and Laura Moore, Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation
“Leadership in Times of Change” VR Director Panel Presentation
Noel Tyler, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, and Carol Pankow, Director, Minnesota State Services for the Blind
Our sincere thanks to all who attended and participated in this unique and valuable conference. We hope to see you next year in Portland, Maine!