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Webinar – Serving Out-of-School Youth for VR Professionals: Outreach, Engagement, and Support

February 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Serving Out-of-School Youth for VR Professionals: Outreach, Engagement, and Support

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

This webinar is designed to help vocational rehabilitation (VR) professionals better understand the composition of the out-of-school youth (OSY) population, what kinds of services are effective, and what programs and networks are available to support positive employment outcomes. Presenters will review evidence-based programming for OSY, describe national networks and initiatives, and suggest some ways to translate and apply this information to local VR practice. A local-level practitioner will walk through how OSY-focused programming can benefit youth with disabilities, through the lens of a young man’s journey through the program.

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Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Understand key characteristics of the out-of-school youth (OSY) population and what works in serving OSY;
  2. Learn from a nationally-known program about its methods for serving OSY, including OSY with disabilities;
  3. Learn how to tailor programs and services for OSY;
  4. Identify key referral partners for other services that OSY may need; and
  5. Identify strategies for more effectively serving OSY.


Thomas Showalter, Executive Director, National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC)

Kate O’Sullivan, Senior Advisor, NYEC

Sharlet Barnett, CEO, Arizona Call-A-Teen Youth Resources (ACYR)

Kim Osmani, Technical Assistance Liaison, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC)



February 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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