Staff Resources

Below is a list of training and informational resources for DRS employees.

Live Webinars and Events

  • VR100 Anniversary: Celebrating a Century of Success
    The Rehabilitation Services Administration will honor the 100th anniversary of the federal vocational rehabilitation program by showcasing "Success Stories" of how the VR program helped change the lives of students and adults with disabilities
    Tuesday, June 2, 2020
    2:30 – 3:30pm EDT
    Register Now
  • Ask Me Anything about Employment webinar
    You're invited to ask an expert about another interesting topic related to employment! This free event is not a presentation, but rather an interactive question & answer webinar.
    Tuesday, June 2, 2020
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    Register now
  • The Youth Impact Center will host live meetings from 3pm-4pm EST on June 2, 2020 and on June 16, 2020 for youth and young adults with disabilities. These dialogues will focus on strategies and approaches that can improve access to career pathways and encourage professional development:
    • Apprenticeships
    • Pre-apprenticeships
    • Trainings
    • Individualized employment plans
    • Internships and work-based learning
    Register Now for June 2

    Register Now for June 16
  • The ADA Generation: New Perspectives on Employment and College Graduates with Disabilities
    Sharing findings from the 2020 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey of Recent College Graduates
    Wednesday, June 3, 2020
    Noon - 1:00 PM EDT
    Register now
  • Helping people with disabilities achieve financial independence
    Learn the basics of WVABLE, a savings and investment account program that allows qualifying individuals with disabilities to save and invest up to $15,000 per year, and up to $27,490 if employed, without losing government benefits such as Medicaid or SSI. Earnings grow tax free and can be spent for qualified disability expenses.
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
    – OR –
    Friday, June 12, 2020
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
    Register now
  • The 6th Annual RAISE Board Meeting and Summit: From Surviving to Thriving in our New Virtual Reality
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
    Topics:
    • Virtual and compensatory programming for transition and vocational training during Covid-19
    • Building resilience in an ever-changing world
    • Policy Updates
    Register here by June 3, 2020
  • Trauma-Informed Care Mini-Series, Webcast III: Creating a Trauma- Informed Service Environment (E3TC)
    Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Noon – 1:30 PM EDT
    Register now
  • National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials, including another current listing of webinars and live events
  • WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities – Circle of Parents Group, a mid-week parent support group call with three timeslots available. Below are links and call-in numbers for joining the groups at their respective times:
    • Wednesday, 9:00 AM
      Join Parent Network Specialist Tina Crook via Zoom
      or phone in: 1-646-558-8656, with Meeting ID 606-610-486
    • Wednesday, 1:30 PM
      Join Parent Network Specialist Wanda Hedrick via Zoom
      or phone in: 1-646-558-8656, with Meeting ID 836-148-831
    • Wednesday, 7:00 PM
      Join Parent Network Specialist Erika Hastings via Zoom
      or phone in: 1-646-558-8656, with Meeting ID 547-176-620
  • For continuing education credit (no cost)

    As always, remember to confirm with your licensing board that these credits will be accepted and applied for licensure.
  • For continuing education credit (paid)

    For $35 each, $100 for all three, these family-focused webinars from TransCen, Inc. Career and Workforce Development offer Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certification Continuing Education hours. Registration is required. As always, remember to confirm with your licensing board that these credits will be accepted and applied for licensure.
    • Understanding and Partnering with Families: Concepts, Strategies, and Action Steps
      Thursday, April 9, 2020
      2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
    • We Can Do Better: Examining the Impact of Expectations on Families and Students
      Tuesday, May 26, 2020
      3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Embracing Competitive Employment: Helping Families Work through Apprehension
      Tuesday, June 30, 2020
      2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)

Recorded Webinars

Online Resources For Counselors

Wellness Resources