RSA-227 for FY-2020: Submission #1146

Virgin Islands
09/30/2020
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Amelia Headley LaMont
Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands
63 Estate Cane Carlton
Frederiksted
VI
00840
http://drcvi.org
340-772-1200
999-999-9999
999-999-9999
Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
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Additional Information
Amelia Headley LaMont
Amelia Headley LaMont
340 772-1200
amelia@drcvi.org
Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
B. Training Activities
7
62
During the FY20 reporting period CAP staff conducted workshops on the following topics: employment accommodations and workers with disabilities, transition and career development, engaging persons with disabilities in the employment process, best practices for recruiting people with disabilities, employment rights and responsibilities in the work place, individual education program (IEP) transition training session and discussion about employment.

The purpose of all of the training sessions is to provide useful and relevant information to persons who are interested in obtaining gainful employment or becoming their own entrepreneur.
Our training attendees consisted of persons with disabilities, potential employers and parents of transition-aged youth.
C. Agency Outreach
The VI CAP agency's outreach to un-served and underserved communities continue to involve weekly radio broadcasts, television appearances, social media posts on
Facebook, individual text messaging to households who may not have broadband access, and in early 2020 CAP staff conducted in-person surveys with individuals to determine what should be our agency program priorities.
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
5
0
3
600
3
68
There were 68 Facebook posts relating to CAP with a reach of 3040
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
On July 16, 2020, the St. Croix Avis newspaper featured a front page article on the work of the CAP agency, (Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands) and about how local businesses can make their employment notices and social media offerings more accessible to people with disabilities.
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
1
5
6
6
0
B. Problem areas
1
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
6
0
0
0
0
0
6
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
1
1
3
1
6
B. Gender
1
5
6
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
E. Types of Individuals Served
3
0
2
1
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
Not applicable
B. Litigation
0
0
0
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Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands
No
Not applicable
B. Staff Employed
The Virgin Islands CAP employs three (4) professional positions on a part-time basis and one (1) staff position on a part-time basis. The agency does not have a full-time CAP position. During FY 20, the agency's professional and support staff worked at 8% FTE.
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
S.R. is a young man with a visual impairment who wants to find a job. He contacted the VICAP for assistance in developing and implementing his individual plan for employment (IPE). S.R. is eligible for VR services and is on the waiting list. He currently decided that he was somewhat overwhelmed with the employment process and that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, he will be better prepared for work by focusing on his independent skills training.

L.A. is a woman with a visual impairment and diabetes who sought assistance with the development of her individual plan for employment. The VI CAP worked with L.A. to assist with three things: navigating employment resources such as DOL and VR, explore pre-vocational services including training and secure assistive technology (AT) both for personal and professional reasons.
Outcome: L.A. had some medical situations that made it difficult to have regular contacts or meetings with the CAP. L.A. was scheduled for surgery, but when the pandemic hit early in the year she was not able to go through with the surgery which would have helped her diabetes. The last referral made by the CAP was to the VI University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities regarding Laurie's assistive technology needs. With the assistance of CAP intervention, L.A. was able to secure 15 hours a week of work as a peer advocate at the Independent Living Center in St. Thomas.

Certification
Approved
Amelia Headley LaMont
Executive Director
2020-12-18
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