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NRTC Researchers Present at NCSAB

National Council of State Agencies for the Blind 2017 NCSAB Fall Conference; November 15-17, 2017; G

Next week, NRTC research staff will travel to Greenville, SC, to attend and present during the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB) Fall Training Conference. The theme of the three-day conference is “Bold, Blindness VR Program Administration: Opportunities and Challenges,” with a focus on best practices in implementing aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in blindness-specific vocational rehabilitation agencies. Sessions will provide members the opportunity to engage with other thought leaders, as they discuss independent living, Randolph-Sheppard, residential training centers, transition, employment, technology, and pre-employment transition services.

BJ LeJeune, project director for OIB-TAC: Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center, will present “A National Profile of the Independent Living Older Blind Program” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 3:45 PM. Adele Crudden, Anne Steverson, and Michele McDonnall will present “Job Retention and WIOA Changes: Results from a Survey of NCSAB Members” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 PM.

The mission of NCSAB is to promote the delivery of specialized services that enable individuals who are blind and visually impaired to achieve personal and vocational independence through advocacy, coordination, and education. To learn more about NCSAB and conference details, visit