RSA-227 for FY-2018: Submission #993

American Samoa
9/30/2018
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
P.O. Box 3937
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Pago Pago
AS
96799
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
P.O. Box 3937
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Pago Pago
96799
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fsavali94@yahoo.com
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Additional Information
Fiaava'e Savali
Fiaava'e Savali
(684) 699-2441
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
35
14
0
25
40
55
169
B. Training Activities
12
300
CAP worked collaboratively with other P&A Programs to conduct outreaches and training throughout the community. CAP presented and promoted advocacy services provided by CAP program. Many of these training and outreach provided and updated the public with CAP program. CAP continuously participated in training and staff development to improve the services we provide to advocate for the disabled population.Through training and staff development, CAP staffs were able to be crossed train with other P&A programs.<p>These outreach were conducted throughout villages, CAP with all P&A programs were divided into two groups that went out to the villages to present. The mainly focus is to promote self advocacy and promote awareness on each program. CAP continued to present information on CAP and how CAP program assisted its clients with Vocational Rehabilitation Service. Many of the participants are clients and their family members as well as the public. An estimate of 300 plus attendees during these villages outreach/Training. <p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
CAP collaborate with other P&A programs to have all programs materials translated in different languages on behalf of all the ethnic groups that migrate and reside on the Territory. CAP continues to focus on ways to market and conduct outreach and awareness campaigns that will reach these individuals. We feels as if we've been somewhat successful, given the extremely limited funding and limited staff available to provide these services. We have been able to conduct site visit to many villages on islands. Through these outreach efforts many un-served/underserved individuals are very much aware of CAP role in assisting with the disable population. As much focus and emphasis placed on outreach and public awareness, more individuals with disabilities are now seeking employments, educations, and volunteer their time for community activities. <p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
2
0
2
40
4
0
Media coverage and public awareness through out this fiscal year continue to be an effective and productive method in promoting CAP program to the community. CAP will continue promote its program using media method.<p><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
CAP continuously disseminated its its program information and materials through advertisement on the local television and radio station. Through these advertisement and information disseminated CAP had an increase of disabled individuals who requested further assistance and information pertaining their condition and employment needs. <P><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
0
20
20
3
0
B. Problem areas
54
16
6
10
0
6
12
1
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
28
0
4
0
0
0
32
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
16
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
0
6
0
2
3
4
1
0
0
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
12
8
0
0
20
B. Gender
15
5
20
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
1
0
0
3
8
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
E. Types of Individuals Served
12
4
0
4
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
There are no systemic activities during this fiscal year. <P><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
No there is no Systemic litigation activities during this reporting period. <P><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
Internal to the State VR agency
Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
No
N/A
B. Staff Employed
CAP Program Director - as mentioned on previous reporting Program Director continues to provide duties in conducting intake for applicants seeking assistance within the CAP programs. Conducted case assessment to identify all potential courses of action. Provide short term information and referral for clients to proper agencies for further assistance.Develop and maintain effective working relationships with service providers, other government agencies and the community at large with regard to rights of people with disabilities. Case Manager - continues to assist in all program activities, administrative duties, as well as complete intake forms for clients walk-call in our office. Proved information and referral and refer cases to proper agencies for further assistance. <P><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
A case involved a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) client who had been paid for a month. The client was employed by a General Merchandise Store. CAP contacted the Store and set up a meeting regarding the client's case. During these meetings with the client's Supervisor many issues were resolved due to a misunderstanding between some of the employees and the clients. However, the case was successfully resolved as the Store Supervisor agreed to pay the client and will have an increase on his regular pay. <P><p>
Certification
Approved
Dr. Peter Tinitali
Director
2019-01-23
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