The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) Fall 2014 conference is underway in Miami, Florida. The council is composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies that serve individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the United States.
The conference takes place in the early week of November 10th and provides agencies and organizations to meet in sessions to discuss issues of concern within the field of rehabilitation. The Fall 2014 conference features sessions on the agenda including, State Director training, committee meetings and guest speakers. A Large topic of focus at this years CSAVR meeting is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Since the passing of WIOA in July, organizations and leaders have been working to understand how the changes will impact programs across the country. At CSAVR, the council and conference attendees will have the opportunity to discuss WIOA in-depth. during the conference, break out sessions will include discussions on the challenges and opportunities of the act, breakdown of each Title areas (e.g. Performance Accountability, Funding, Employment Partnerships).