Vocational Rehabilitation Affinity Group

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AFFINITY GROUP FACILITATOR

Russell Thelin

Russell Thelin, MS, LVRC CRC

Senior Policy Fellow

russell.thelin@umb.edu

How to join

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Welcome to the Think College Affinity Group on Vocational Rehabilitation. The purpose of the Affinity Group is to:

  • Create an online community for review and discussion of issues, strategies and results related to the partnership between Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and colleges & universities,
  • Share promising practices and consider new ideas for programs,
  • Exchange tips, develop intra-/inter-state partnerships, and
  • Form support connections

 

This Affinity Group is designed for people associated with VR, higher education programs for students with intellectual disability, and allied organizations that would like to become more involved. The activities of the group will be relevant for those working directly to building or enhancing the partnership between VR and higher education programs. A particular focus will be on considering current promising practices and identifying methods of innovation/expansion in the partnerships that advance the results for mutual clients/students of these programs.
 

Next Meeting

Mark your calendars! The next meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2pm ET. It is a special crossover meeting, along with the Public Policy Affinity Group and the Student Credentials Affinity Group. You can join the meeting here

 

Notes from past meetings

The last meeting of this group was held in conjunction with the Public Policy and Student Credentials Affinity groups as a special crossover event. The recording and transcript from that meeting can be found here


The Vocational Rehabilitation Affinity Group holds meetings quarterly and typically includes a short presentation, legislative and policy updates, as well as informal sharing at each meeting. Click on the links below to access recordings, meeting agendas, and other resources from past meetings. 

May 1, 2019

February 6, 2019 

November 7, 2018

August 1, 2018

May 2, 2018 (no recording, agenda only)

February 7, 2018. (no recording, agenda only)

November 1, 2017 (no recording, agenda only)

 

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