RSA-227 for FY-2020: Submission #1163

American Samoa
09/30/2020
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
P.O. 3937
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Pago Pago
American Samoa
96799
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
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Additional Information
Dora Ah Sue/ CAP Program Director
Fiaavae Savali
684-699-2441
fpmsavali@gmail.com
Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
20
6
0
12
28
75
141
B. Training Activities
2
30
Training presentations were provided for parents of students and students who will be transitioning from SPED to VR services. This training was to make parents aware of different avenues their child could obtain gainful activity after high school. Topics covered were transitioning from IEP to IPE, and how they could be able to register for VR services.
C. Agency Outreach
Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, our outreach efforts were very limited this year. We had one Office Outreach at our local market because this is where most people congregate to shop, and it is also serves as a transportation hub for our public bus system. Our office was able to set up a booth there to disseminate our brochures about our programs.
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
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0
2
250
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0
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
N/A
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
1
6
7
0
2
B. Problem areas
25
2
15
0
0
7
2
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
10
0
5
2
0
0
17
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
7
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
2
0
1
4
7
14
B. Gender
3
4
7
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
8
E. Types of Individuals Served
7
0
0
0
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
N/A
B. Litigation
0
0
0
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Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
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B. Staff Employed
Executive Director
Program Director
Case Manager
Finance Manager
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
Client VFM had contacted our office regarding an issue he had with the VR office. He was approved to have a small business (bus) be financed by VR, however, it was taking too long for them to complete the process. We assisted him with advocacy services through meetings and follow-ups with VR reps, and his case is now being resolved in his favor. VR has provided the needed materials for his bus to be built completely.

Client AS is a VR client who came to our office for our assistance because VR was taking too long to find employment for him. We not only met with VR regarding his case, but we also reached out to our other partners/stakeholders for assistance. Office of TAOA was able to help, and has now processed his papers for hiring.

Client V.T is a 22 yr old who came with his parents to file a complaint against the VR office. He is a client of VR and he informed us that after numerous follow ups with their office, they still have not been able to find employment for him. We were in the middle of setting up meetings with VR and OJT, when his father came back to inform us that he has already found employment with KVZK TV. He thanked us for our assistance. His case is also now being processed for closure.
Certification
Approved
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
Program Director
2021-01-07
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