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Now Requesting Public Comments for DRWV’s FY 2018 Priorities and Objectives!

You may find our current (Fiscal Year 2017) Priorities and Objectives on our website at Please, provide any comments on our existing priorities and objectives, or suggest new priorities and objectives.

SSA Ticket to Work Blog Post and Twitter Chat Opportunity

Join SSA’s June 29 for a Twitter Chat! Join disability employment experts from the Ticket to Work program and the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) from 1 – 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 29, 2017, for a Twitter chat! We will be discussing “Employment for People with Disabilities,” and both groups will share tips and resources that may help you succeed. Haven’t joined a Twitter chat before? No problem! Check out today’s blog post to learn more.

DRWV’s Comments on Proposed Changes to Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities

 Click here to read DRWV’s comments on proposed changes to Policy 2419.DRWVs-Comments-on-Changes-to-WV-BOE-Policy-2419-06.09.17.pdf

SSA Blog–June Career Fair!

Check out today’s blog post to find career and job fairs near you! Attending a career fair in person or online gives you the chance to talk with employers, ask questions and find out more about job openings in your area.

Mental Health Facts and Statistics for Mental Health Awareness Month

Facts & Statistics from Did You Know? •Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health) •Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. •Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year, almost one-third of the country’s $148 billion total mental health bill, according to “The Economic Burden of Anxiety Disorders,” a study commissioned by ADAA (The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60(7), July 1999). ◦More than $22.84 billion of those costs are associated with the repeated use of health care services; people with anxiety disorders seek relief for symptoms that mimic physical illnesses. •People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do… Read More > Mental Health Facts and Statistics for Mental Health Awareness Month

Money Mondays: Wage Reporting-Myths, Tips, and Ticket to Work

Read this month’s Money Mondays blog post, Wage Reporting – Myths, Tips and Ticket to Work, to find out the truth about wage-reporting myths to help you avoid overpayments. Our guest blogger shares information that she’s learned while working with people receiving Social Security disability benefits.

Tips to help you write a cover letter!

From the Social Security Administration: Check out today’s blog post, A Better Cover Letter, to learn the basics of writing a cover letter. Find out what you should include and if you should disclose your disability. Earlier this week, we also shared tips for writing a resume that will get you noticed. Read our guest blog post by Paula Reuben Viellet of Employment Options Inc. to learn more.

Disability Resource Playlists for WIOA Practioners!

High-quality service to individuals with disabilities is a critical goal of WIOA partners and practitioners. You may obtain a wealth of technical assistance resources to help you reach that goal with these ten playlists. Each playlist is a carefully selected set of links to resources such as toolkits, reports, online courses, and videos on a specific topic related to improving service to individuals with disabilities. The resources are intended for use by workforce development professionals, employers, rehabilitation services providers, adult educators, and other practitioners. Click here for access to the playlists.

MSP-CAN Youth and Family Conference still has available slots -May 26th-28th Register today!

Mountain State Parents Children & Adolescent Network (MSP-CAN) still has open slots for the 2017 “Better Together Youth and Family Conference” May 26th-28th! Click here for more information and an application to attend: Conference-Application.pdf 

Nationwide Career Fairs in May

Find out about career fairs happening throughout the country in May in our most recent blog post, Start Your Job Search at a May Career Fair. Attending a career fair, either in person or virtually, offers you the chance to meet employers and learn about job opportunities.