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Region X Vocational Rehabilitation Coalition (RXVRC)

Since fall 2014, the Region X Vocational Rehabilitation Coalition (RXVRC) has provided ongoing peer-to-peer support amongst seven VR agencies across the region, along with informal consultations with CCER staff. 

Partners include State Rehabilitation Councils, Community Rehabilitation Programs, Client Assistance Programs, Tribal VR Programs, and rehabilitation educators, bringing a broad perspective to our regional efforts.

The following table outlines RXVRC services and activities:

Level 1: Basic Service Package

The glue that holds things together and allows us to stay in touch                                  

Based on annual subscriptions from state VR agencies

A.    Yearly Regional Gatherings of VR Leadership including Directors, VR Chiefs, HR Training Staff, Fiscal, other specified staff and partners

B.    Monthly/Quarterly Calls supporting VR Chiefs, Training Officers, BEP Directors, Fiscal Specialists, Program Evaluators, other groups as requested

C.    VR Directors conference calls to discuss specific issues (mini balconies) as needed

D.    TA Consultations to address/troubleshoot strategic challenges and/or help to access other resource(s)/consultants as needed; if these develop into larger projects, they would require negotiation of a service agreement

Level 2: Addressing Needs Shared Across Agencies/States/Regions

(including professional development activities that include multiple agencies or are open enrollment)

Based on registration fees or negotiated contracts

Past examples:

Blind Agency Training Centers: support for serving co-occurring disorders (TBI, MH, SA) (teleconference and webinars)

Idaho CRPs: sponsorship of a webinar series for CRP managers

Facilitation of Succession Planning Discussions at Regional VR meeting

Level 3: Contract Work for Individual Agencies

(including professional development activities provided to one agency or group)

Based on negotiated contracts

Past examples:

Washington DVR: Comprehensive State Needs Assessment

WA DBHR: TA on training, networking, supporting MH job developers that are VR vendors

Alaska DVR: TA on Vocational Evaluation Services

For more information on RXVRC, contact Laurie Ford, (425) 771-7428.