Education

March is National Reading Month

By Anna Lenhart, MPH

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month. The primary audience for Dr. Seuss’ books is young children, but his writings have insight for adults, too.  As he said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Business Roundtables

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) provides guidance and support to the state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies that are charged with providing job training and placement, as well as on-the-job supports to aid individuals with disabilities in finding and retaining employment. State VR agencies can be most successful when they understand labor force trends and can look ahead at the projected soft and hard skills employers need to train and prepare candidates for the jobs of the future.

Technical Assistance and Support Service to Improved Reentry Demonstration Grantees

The vast majority of the approximately 10,000 individuals returning to the community from prison each week lack the education and skills for even entry-level employment. Research from the Department of Justice indicates a link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime. Those re-entering the community after incarceration face a system of silos between corrections, education and the workforce system. This contract seeks to support reentry education models based on the best available evidence and theory and building on Department work in this area.

Important Tools for Back to School – Assistive Technologies for Your Child with Learning Disabilities

Tyler Matney, AbleData Project Manager

Parents who are gathering backpacks and supplies for the start of the school year, may want to add one more item to that back to school list—an appropriate assistive technology (AT) product. AT can help with many types of learning challenges: listening, speaking, math, organization and memory, reading and writing.