RSA-227 for FY-2019: Submission #1050

American Samoa
9/30/2019
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
Fiaavae Savali
Fiaavae Savali
(684) 699-2441
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
29
10
0
20
34
60
153
B. Training Activities
8
255
Vistation/Outreach Awareness Training was conducted with the collaboration efforts of all P&A programs throughout this reporting year. Transportation and employments issues were mainly discuss during these awareness. Transportation problems reamin a barrier to individuals with disabilities. As reported by clients, it was difficult for them with no vehicles to get from one place to another, especially to ther working places. However, CAP informed them with the new program on island Dial a Ride, so that transportation will be more easier. These outreach were insturmental in providing information and referral services as well as opening several new cases. <P><p>
C. Agency Outreach
Outreach effort to un-served and underserved individuals as well as minority communities remain an on-going effort. CAP continuously collaborates with other government agencies to assist the people with disabilties with any barriers and proiblem areas.CAP continues to focus on ways to market and conduct outreach and awareness campaigns that will reach these individuals. <P><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
4
0
2
60
6
0
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
Collaboratiaon with other P&A programs contiunously increase the promotion of CAP program throughout the community. CAP continuously presented and disseminated its program materials during Government functioning as well as the Disability Month. Many agencies will come together to promote and provide educational outreach about their programs and services, whereas CAP will provide and disseminate its porgram materials during these events. <P><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
0
15
15
2
0
B. Problem areas
72
11
2
4
0
2
9
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
12
2
2
0
0
0
16
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
14
2
0
0
0
4
0
2
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
0
9
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
7
7
1
0
15
B. Gender
9
6
15
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
0
0
1
6
0
0
0
1
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
E. Types of Individuals Served
10
4
0
1
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
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B. Litigation
0
0
0
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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 - continues to provide duties in contucting intake for applicants seekinjg assistance with CAP programs. Conducted cases assessment to identify all potentional courses of action. Provide short term informtionation and refer 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 individualswith disabilities. Case Manager - continues to assist in all programs activities, adminitstrative duties, as well as complete intake forms for clients walk-call in our office. <P><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
A client filed a complaint with VR regarding her request for a ramp and a small business to assist her financially in caring for her family. However, VR was giving her the run around and was time consuming. It's been taken so long and she had never received any respond from VR. CAP visited VR to follow up on the client's case. VR caseworker stated that they are now working to complete the documents for the client's case and proceed on the client's request. Client contacted CAP to express her gratitude for the early respond and that her request for a ramp is now on process and for her small business she's working on how to make it a sucess one. <P><p>
Certification
Approved
Dr. Peter Tinitali
Director
2020-01-08
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