8 Essential Resources for VR Success with Deaf Youth During COVID-19

For regularly updated information and resources in response to COVID-19, visit: nationaldeafcenter.org/covid19
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Now known as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 started on a bright note for vocational rehabilitation (VR) in the United States.

Featuring the Field: At Rocky Mountain Deaf School, Making Coffee Leads to Employment Opportunities

Editor’s note: Heather Hapke from Rocky Mountain Deaf School agreed to share details about the school’s job training program, which includes an on-campus coffee shop, job shadowing and internships, a summer program, and more.

We at Rocky Mountain Deaf School are honored to be a part of the Trending Topic Tuesday Spotlight as we discuss our history and the successes of our program.

As VR and RCD Training Requirements Expand, National Deaf Center Provides Support to States and Agencies

On October 15-16, the state of Illinois will gather its Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCDs) together for the first time for statewide training that will include a session on what the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes can do to help their day-to-day efforts to serve deaf youth and adults in the state.