RSA-227 for FY-2018: Submission #1036

Nevada
9/30/2018
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center
2820 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite B-11
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Las Vegas
NV
89102
http://www.ndalc.org
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(888) 349-3843
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center
2820 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite B-11
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Las Vegas
89102
Nevada
jack@ndalc.org
http://www.ndalc.org
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(888) 349-3843
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Additional Information
William Heaivilin
Celeste F. Graham
(702) 257-8150
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
51
1
0
18
6
2
78
B. Training Activities
11
275
NDALC conducted presentations targeting the Hispanic community in the Las Vegas area. In May, 2018, NDALC staff presented on the Client Assistance Program and other NDALC services to approximately 25 Spanish speaking individuals for a Partners in Policy Making class sponsored by the Governor&rsquo;s Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD Council). On September 17, 2018, NDALC staff conducted a training to approximately 80 individuals on transition services, social security work incentives, vocational rehabilitation services, benefits planning and CAP services at a conference sponsored by the DD Council and a Las Vegas area Hispanic advocacy group. <p><p>In rural Nevada, NDALC CAP staff coordinated a training to high school students with disabilities in a rural Nevada school district on vocational rehabilitation services and CAP. The training was conducted after NDALC received concerns from high school teachers about the pre-employment and vocational rehabilitation services being offered by the State&rsquo;s agency. <p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
As described above NDALC conducted presentations in the Las Vegas area to the Hispanic community on work-related issues including vocational rehabilitation and CAP services. NDALC conducted outreach to underserved individuals with disabilities living in rural areas of Nevada. NDALC undertook a rural outreach advocacy assistance project by holding an advocacy clinic five times during this grant reporting period at the Job Connect office in Winnemucca, Nevada. At this advocacy clinic, an NDALC Rights Advocate met individually with individuals with disabilities, family members and other community members on a variety of issues including vocational rehabilitation concerns and benefits planning for Social Security beneficiaries wanting to return to work. In addition, NDALC CAP staff delivered CAP brochures to the Carson City Job Connect office. <P><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
0
0
0
201
0
0
N/A <P><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
n/a <P><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
4
12
16
0
3
B. Problem areas
2
0
7
0
0
7
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
0
0
3
0
10
0
13
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
2
2
0
4
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
0
<P><p>
E. Results achieved for individuals
2
0
1
0
2
0
0
3
0
5
1 - Unknown, no response from client <p><p>2 - Individual decided to separate from employmnet, services were explored <p><p>3 - None - client did not contact agency <p><p>4 - no contact with client <p><p>5 - Client unresponsive <p><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
1
3
2
10
0
16
B. Gender
7
9
16
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
3
1
0
2
0
9
1
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
3
6
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
16
E. Types of Individuals Served
7
7
0
0
2
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
2
An NDALC Supervising Rights Attorney is a member of the State Vocational Rehabilitation Council as the Client Assistance Program representative. He is also the chairperson of a Rehabilitation Council subcommittee reviewing the client satisfaction survey process. The Rehabilitation Council made recommendations for changing the consumer satisfaction survey process to get better input from applicants and clients of state vocational rehabilitation services by providing input to state contractors revising the client satisfaction survey instrument and changing the timeframes for surveying individuals.<p>Results:<p>The Rehabilitation Council has adopted the new customer satisfaction survey and the Rehabilitation Division is using the new consumer satisfaction survey tool.<p><p><p>In September, 2018, NDALC also provided input to the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) on Nevada&rsquo;s state vocational rehabilitation agency and its services during RSA&rsquo;s monitoring of the state vocational rehabilitation agency. An NDALC CAP Advocate contacted a rural school district regarding implementation of state pre-employment and vocational rehabilitation services provided in the community. NDALC received a variety of concerns from school staff about the application process and lack of understanding by students with disabilities about vocational rehabilitation services. As a result of the information, NDALC CAP staff coordinated a training to the high school students with disabilities on vocational rehabilitation services and CAP.<p>Results:<p>NDALC will be following up on the issues identified to RSA with the Rehabilitation Division administrators and through its activities on the Nevada State Rehabilitation Council. <p><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
There were no litigation activities in fy18 <P><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
No
n/a
B. Staff Employed
SUPERVISING RIGHTS ATTORNEY - RENO FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ATTORNEY - RENO FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>SUPERVISING RIGHTS ATTORNEY - LV FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ATTORNEY - LV FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - ELKO FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - RENO FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - RENO FTE P .25 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - LV FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - LV FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - LV FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - LV FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - LV FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>RIGHTS ADVOCATE - LV - Part Time PT P 0.25 <p><p><p><p>EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>ACCOUNTING ASST FTE P 0.25 <p><p><p><p>DEPUTY DIRECTOR FTE P 1 <p><p><p><p>INTAKE/OFFICE COORDINATOR - RENO FTE C 1 <p><p><p><p>FRONT DESK - LV FTE C 1 <p><p>P = Professional C = Clerical <p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
Case of W.C.-W.C. is a 24 year old man with physical impairments who is a recipient of vocational rehabilitation services. He is a student at the University of Nevada-Reno working on a master&rsquo;s degree. He wanted the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation to purchase a new motorized wheelchair for him. W.C.&rsquo;s rehabilitation counselor supported the purchase of a new wheelchair but due to the cost involved supervisor approval was necessary. W.C. contacted NDALC after the decision to purchase the wheelchair had been delayed by several months. NDALC CAP attorney contacted the Bureau Chief of the Rehabilitation Division, and the authorization for W.C.&rsquo;s new wheelchair was approved which will assist him in completing his master&rsquo;s program and obtain his employment goal. <p><p>Case of P.E.-P.E. is a 63 year old man who has neurological disorders residing in a rural area of Nevada. P.E. contacted NDALC&rsquo;s CAP program because he was having difficulty obtaining the results of his functional capacity evaluation, and he had concerns about his individual plan for employment. NDALC CAP attorney requested P.E.&rsquo;s functional capacity evaluation and reviewed the findings with P.E. as well as discussing his plan for employment. As a result of NDALC&rsquo;s advocacy assistance, P.E understands the scope of his vocational rehabilitation services and he was referred to other resources for non-employment related concerns. <p><p>Case of A.B.-A.B. is a 38 year old man from rural Nevada with physical impairments. A.B. contacted NDALC&rsquo;s CAP program for assistance when the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation closed his case due to not keeping appointments. An NDALC CAP advocate reached out to a Rehabilitation Division program manager to discuss the case closure with her and attended a meeting with the program manager and A.B. As a result of NDALC advocacy, A.B.&rsquo;s vocational rehabilitation services were reinstated. NDALC CAP advocated through several meetings with the program manager and counselor to assist with A.B. obtaining access to a modified vehicle so he can work to obtain his driver&rsquo;s license which will allow him to maintain employment. <p><p>
Certification
Approved
Jack Mayes
Executive Director
2018-10-29
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