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Iowa State Boardof EducationExecutive SummaryAugust 1, 2019Agenda Item:Division of Vocational Rehabilitation UpdateState BoardPriority:Supporting Future Ready IowaState BoardRole/Authority:In addition to statutory responsibilities, the State Boardprovides leadership and advocacy for the educationsystem in Iowa.Presenter(s):David Mitchell, AdministratorDivision of Vocational RehabilitationAttachment(s):OneRecommendation:It is recommended that the State Board hear and discussthis information and understand the linkage vocationalrehabilitation has with our education/transition serviceprograms.Background:This will be an opportunity to learn about the servicesoffered by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

State Board of EducationAugust 1, 2019Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services OverviewAbout Our ProgramIowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services(IVRS) is a state and federally fundedprogram dedicated to assisting Iowanswith disabilities obtain successfulemployment. Eligible individuals receivecounseling and guidance in choosing avocational goal consistent with theirinterests and abilities.What services are available? Medical and psychologicalassessmentTechnological assessmentVocational assessment Transition services for studentsPhysical and/or mental restorationservices that may include therapy,wheelchairs, hearing aids, etc. Special adaptive equipment ordevices Training for employment Entrepreneurship/Self-EmploymentCounseling and guidanceOccupational tools, equipment orlicensesOur MissionWe provide expert, individualizedservices to Iowans with disabilitiesto achieve their independencethrough successful employmentand economic support.Personal assistanceOur VisionSupported EmploymentJob coachingJob placementFollow-up after placement to assistwith work and employer satisfactionMaking a positive difference forevery person, one person at atime.Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services Funding SourcesIVRS State Appropriation 5,677,908Entrepreneurs with Disabilities StateAppropriation 138,506Third Party Contract Matching Funds 1,283,851Total Match DrawsTotal 7,099,465 26,234,312In Federal Dollars

After ten years, the state receives an average of 227 returnon every 100 of state appropriation originally invested.Iowans with disabilitiesserved by IVRS in FFY18have an estimated incomeof 40.6 million annually.A total of 2,097 Iowans withdisabilities who receivedvocation rehabilitation servicesobtained employment in the2018 federal fiscal year.Ninety-five IVRS jobcandidates were receiving publicsupport for living expenses (SSI,SSDI, TANF, GeneralAssistance); however afterreceiving vocational rehabilitationservices they are now employed andsupporting themselves — a savingsof 793,809.12 annually for the state!IVRS has a positive impact onlinking Iowa youth withdisabilities to career pathways.Twenty-nine percent of IVRSreferrals come from Iowa secondary schoolsand in 2018, 913 students were successfullyemployed, working 31 hours per week withaverage earnings of 11.68 per hour.Approximately 96.5 percent ofsuccessful IVRS job candidatesremain in Iowa — working,paying taxes and contributing totheir communities. 4.46 million wasspent on postsecondary tuitionassistance;facilitating educational andoccupational skillsattainment.

High school students acquire the job skills needed to transition to the workforcewith IVRS assistance!The class at Sigourney(Ottumwa Area Office)performed communityService, boxing food andtoiletries for families in need.And guess who showed up!GOVERNOR REYNOLDS! Itwas a huge surprise and avery cool experience for thestudents.FFYPotentiallyEligible StudentsServedTransitionStudents ServedTotal TransitionStudents ServedSuccessfullyEmployedHours worked per Average HourlyWeekWage20186,7563,77610,53291331 11.6820173,7273,2306,95794034 11.7620161,1173,1624,27996834 11.772015254,7844,80997334 11.21201425,1225,14292235 11.23For the past two years:FFY 2017 — FFY 2018Total Successful Closures4,177Successful Closures with Expenditures3,526Successful Closures with Direct ServicesOnly651Not all cases involveexpenditures! IVRS alsoprovides direct servicesproviding value to ourJob Candidates.

“I never thought I would be back to work,and I am so happy for the opportunity andthe flexibility that working at Prudential hasallowed me to have. Everybody here hasbeen so helpful and works together. I amvery thankful. If not for Voc Rehab, I wouldprobably still be listening to people like myfamily or doctors telling me that I was notready to go back to work.”Beatrice SteeleFinancial Services AssociateJulie Propp speaks at acongressional briefing about herexperience working at Kwik Tripafter nearly 40 years in a shelteredworkshop setting.See the video about Gidien Goff andBrothers Market: 5jxJy 2tRJsJosh at Isle Casino HotelJacob (Jake) Hesselman was born with acongenital condition which left himwithout legs and only about one-third ofhis arms. But, don’t tell Jake that he has adisability, because he either doesn’tknow it, or wouldn’t believe it if you toldhim! Jake currently utilizes an electricwheelchair for mobility which he controlswith his left arm. He is a science teacherat Hempstead High School in Dubuque,head wrestling coach at WashingtonMiddle School and assistant footballcoach at the senior high School. Jake isnow independent and is no longerreceiving Social Security Insurancebenefits.

13IVRS Area OfficesHumboldtJonesLinnClintonPolkDavenport AOJohnsonDallasHenryMonroeAmes Area Office819 Wheeler Street, Suite 6Ames, Iowa 50010515-233-5753 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Burlington Area Office1000 North Roosevelt, Suite 7Burlington, Iowa 52601319-753-2231 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Cedar Rapids Area Office4444 First Avenue NESuite 436Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-3221319-294-9308 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Council Bluffs Area Office300 W. Broadway, Suite 33Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-9030712-328-3821 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Davenport Area Office3827 W. Locust StreetDavenport, Iowa 52804563-386-1200 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Des MoinesWapelloDes Moines Area Office510 East 12th StreetDes Moines, Iowa 50319515-281-4211Toll Free 1-800-532-1486Mason City Area Office600 South Pierce AvenueMason City, Iowa 50401-4836641-422-1551 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Ottumwa Area Office15260 Truman Street, Suite 4Ottumwa, Iowa 52501-1473641-682-7569 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Dubuque Area Office2600 Dodge Street, Suite NW2Dubuque, Iowa 52003563-588-4697 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Fort Dodge Area OfficeTwo Triton CircleFort Dodge, Iowa 50501515-573-8175 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Iowa City Area Office1700 South 1st Avenue, Suite 11-AIowa City, Iowa 52240Eastdale Plaza319-354-4766 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Sioux City Area Office2508 East 4th StreetSioux City, Iowa 51101-2298712-255-8871 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711Waterloo Area Office3420 University Ave., Suite DWaterloo, Iowa 50701-2008319-234-0319 Voice/TTY-Relay Iowa 711

Aug 01, 2019 · Iowa State Board of Education . Executive Summary. August 1, 2019 . Agenda Item: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Update State Board . Priority: Supporting Future Ready Iowa State Board . Role/Authority: In addition to statutory responsibilities, the State Board provides leadership and advocacy for the education