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RSA, Disability and Employment Conference, 2002
Archived Information

Vocational Rehabilitation:
Where Partners Create Careers

August 19-21, 2002
Washington, D.C.

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A National Conference Sponsored by:

The U.S. Department of Education
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)

The National Organization of Rehabilitation Partners (NORP)

In Conjunction with:

The George Washington University (GW)

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the 2002 National Employment Conference is to share effective employment strategies used by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies and their network of community rehabilitation programs and other partners in order to increase and improve the employment of individuals with disabilities.

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2002 Disability & Employment
Vocational Rehabilitation: Where Partners Create Careers

Sunday, August 18
3:00-6:00 pm Registration
Monday, August 19
7:00-8:30 am Registration
8:30-10:00 am Opening General Session
Keynote Address:
Business and Government Leaders
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am General Session 1
Partnering for Success: Leveraging Resources to Strengthen Private Sector Employer Relations
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:15 pm General Session 2
Jump-Starting Employment: VR and the Transition of Students from School-to-Work
2:15-2:45 pm Break
2:45-4:00 pm Concurrent Session 1
(Effective Employment Strategies)
4:00-5:15 pm Concurrent Session 2
(More Effective Employment Strategies)
6:00-7:30 pm Reception
Tuesday, August 20
7:00-8:30 am Registration
8:30-9:45 am General Session 3
Understanding the Uses of Research and Technologies: Cutting-Edge Strategies for Placement and Retention
9:45-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am Concurrent Session 3
(More Effective Employment Strategies)
11:30-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-2:00 pm General Session 4
Hiring and Retention in the Public Sector: Innovative Programs at the Federal, State and Local Levels
2:00-2:30 pm Break
2:30-3:45 pm Concurrent Session 4
(More Effective Employment Strategies)
3:45-5:00 pm Concurrent Session 5
(More Effective Employment Strategies)
Wednesday, August 21
8:30-9:45 am General Session 5
Handing Over the Keys: Strategies to make Consumer-Driven Service Provision a Reality
9:45-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am Concurrent Session 6
(More Effective Employment Strategies)
11:30-12:30 pm Concurrent Regional Planning Sessions
12:30-1:00 pm Conference Summary and Closing

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