RSA-227 for FY-2019: Submission #1091

Northern Marianas
9/30/2019
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
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jrayphand@nmpasi.org
http://www.nmpasi.org
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Additional Information
James Rayphand/Gregory P Borja
Gregory P Borja
(670) 235-7274
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
2
2
0
3
0
1
8
B. Training Activities
5
768
<p>On May 18, 2019 CAP staff presented information to about 200 participants information about services available under the Client Assistance Program. The purpose of the training was to educate participants about transition services to post-secondary education and/or employment through vocational rehabilitation and protections under the CAP. Those in attendance included teachers and staff from the public middle and high schools.</p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
<p>Cap advocates travel on a monthly basis to the islands of Tinian and Rota in coordination with staff from the Office on Vocational Rehabilitation in order to provide direct representation of residents of these islands. CAP staff will also conduct outreach activities through events hosted by the municipal government to provide awareness of services available through the CAP.</p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
1
0
0
150
10
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
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Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
6
4
10
0
2
B. Problem areas
0
1
1
3
0
5
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
3
3
2
0
0
0
8
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
3
1
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
0
0
0
2
5
1
0
0
0
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
2
4
3
1
10
B. Gender
2
8
10
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
2
0
7
1
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
10
E. Types of Individuals Served
4
0
6
0
1
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
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems, Inc
No
N/A
B. Staff Employed
<p>James Rayphand - Executive Director</p><p><p>Gregory Borja - Program Manager</p><p><p>Noel Soria - Fiscal Officer</p><p><p>Cleowyn Nening - Admin Specialist</p><p><p>Jeanne Rayphand - Legal Counsel</p><p><p>Shelli Neal - Legal Counsel</p><p><p>Elsie Tilipao - Projects Specialist</p><p><p>Luis Macaranas - Client Advocate</p><p><p>John Cabrera - Program Aide</p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
<p>17-CAP-001: An 18 years old Thai (Asian) male with ADHD living with his parents on Saipan requested assistance in obtaining VR services.</p><p><p>CAP advocate provided assistance with development of IPE. VR provided laptop, webcam, ear phones and paid for tuition for client's online courses at Animation Mentor. Client's employment goal is: Multi-Media artist and Animator.</p><p><p>While doing his online course client expressed he is struggling with his online course even after modifications and accommodations were provided. He feels direct instruction is better than online. He changed his goal and wanted to do post education at NMC to take computer courses and Arts.</p><p><p>IPE was amended to reflect client's new goal. All services listed on clients IPE have been provided such as tuition paid, books and supplies, application to NMC &amp; scholarships have been submitted, transportation to and from school. No further assistance needed at this time. Client agreed to close case.</p><p><p>18-CAP-001: A 59 years old Chamorro (Pacific Islander) male with neurological impairment living independently on Saipan requested assistance in retaining his physical therapist (PT) through VR services.</p><p><p>CAP advocate wrote letter to VR director requesting for timely services to continue PT therapy from therepist of client's choosing.</p><p><p>Immediately within the same week CAP advocate received a call from client's VRC stating they have approved the Authorization for Services to continue client's PT services with preferred PT. <br>Client's insurance will cover 80%, OVR 20%.</p><p><p>Assistance requested has been provided. Client was extremely happy with the prompt services. Agreed to close case.</p><p>
Certification
Approved
James Rayphand
Executive Director
2019-12-30
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