RSA-227 for FY-2018: Submission #988

Northern Marianas
9/30/2018
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
NMPASI
P.O. Box 503529
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Saipan
MP
96950
http://www.nmpasi.org
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
NMPASI
P.O. Box 503529
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Saipan
96950
Northern Marianas
jrayphand@nmpasi.org
http://www.nmpasi.org
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Additional Information
James Rayphand / Jimmy Sablan
Elsie Tilipao
(670) 235-7273
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
B. Training Activities
7
304
<p>CAP staff in collaboration with other P&amp;A program staff provided information to parents of middle school students during the Parent Teacher Student Association meeting. Presentations were made during five separate meeting, that included information about student protections and transition services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and employment protections through the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact information for the CAP program was provided.</p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
<p>CAP and other P&amp;A program staff took nine trips to the islands of Rota and Tinian to reach out to unserved, underserved individuals. Tinian and Rota are two islands near to the main island of Saipan that have a population of two to three thousand each these islands are only accessible via airplane or boat. CAP staff collaborated with each islands Mayor's office to establish a relationship to ensure individuals have access to CAP information and services. Individuals with Disabilities and families on the island of Tinian received information about CAP services. </p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
0
3
3
554
10
0
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
<p>No external source information was disseminated</p><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
6
3
9
0
6
B. Problem areas
0
0
1
3
0
5
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
0
1
1
1
0
0
3
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
2
0
2
5
0
9
B. Gender
3
6
9
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
2
0
5
2
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
9
E. Types of Individuals Served
2
0
7
0
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
<p>There were no non-ligitation systemic activities conducted in FY 2018. </p><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
<p>There were no systemic litigation activities involving individual representation conducted in FY 2018. </p><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems, Inc.
No
N/A
B. Staff Employed
<p><strong>DESCRIPTION OF STAFF ANNUAL SALARY CAP SHARE PERCENTAGE</strong></p><p><p>Executive Director $61,770.00 2,466.72 3%</p><p><p>Legal Counsel (SN) 28,106.41 1,035.94 3%</p><p><p>Legal Counsel (JR) 62,037.00 1,298.04 2%</p><p><p>Projects Specialist (TT) 42,778.24 7,288.80 17%</p><p><p>Projects Specialist (GB) 43,018.32 2,885.48 6%</p><p><p>Client Advocate (ET) 38,461.00 9,439.08 24%</p><p><p>Fiscal Officer (NS) 44,276.00 1,337.85 3%</p><p><p>Program Manager (JS) 48,530.00 5,801.96 11%</p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
<p><strong>16-CAP-010 </strong>Case was opened to assist a 56 years old Caucasian male with bi-polar living on the island of Rota in obainting VR services. Individual expressed he struggled with communicating his needs to his VR counselor. Specifically broadband access so he can continue to take on-line courses.</p><p><p>CAP advocates assisted in re-establishing communication between client and his VR counselor. With ongoing support from OVR and facilitation by CAP staff, client continued Community Development Institute certification course/modules and simultaneously the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), amended his IPE to include getting client signed up for IV Tech Course(s) and Broadband access in order to allow client access to online course(s). CAP assisted client in submitting in required documents evidencing degree program and course work to OVR.</p><p><p><strong>18CAP002 </strong>A 46 years old Carolinian female diagnosed with breast cancer sought assistance from NMPASI to negotiate the closing of her case by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). She had informally agreed with the OVR counselor but then changed her mind. The case was closed on the basis that there were no substantial impediments to employment. Client then reconsidered and we filed a Request for Informal Dispute Resolution and, Alternatively, for an Impartial Due Process Hearing.</p><p><p>In response to our letter, a response was received from the Attorney General's Office that the case would not be re-opened based on doctor's reports that there were no impediments limiting her job performance. At this time the client was off-island for medical treatment and was not expected back for three-six months.</p><p><p>Given the response from the AG's Office and the significant off-island medical treatment expected, it was decided to close this case and await client's return at which time a more up-dated evaluation of her ability to perform her job would be available. The client subsequently agreed to the closure and stated she would re-apply if needed.</p><p>
Certification
Approved
James M. Rayphand
Executive Director
2018-12-31
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