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VR Nevada At Work for Disability Inclusion

About VR Nevada The Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation Division, a bureau of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, is “At Work for Disability Inclusion,” connecting employers with qualified employees to help drive business success. Our services are provided free of charge. How We Can Help Your Business We’ll meet with you to determine your requirements and desired qualifications, and provide you referral to pre-screened and qualified candidates matched to your specific needs. Our assistance to your business includes soft-skill development, customized employee training strategies, reliable technical assistance, and if needed, an assessment of assistive technology. We provide quality assurance throughout the recruiting process, including comprehensive follow-up. Businesses & Industries Served We can help you find candidates for full and part-time positions in these industries, and many more: Health Care & Medical Services, Tourism, Gaming & Entertainment, IT - Information Technology, Retail & Customer Service, Manufacturing, and Mining & Materials. Advantages of Employing People with Disabilities Through VR Nevada Nationwide, many businesses report reduced employee turnover, increased employee loyalty, increased morale and productivity of other employees. Diversity in the workplace can create a more positive company image and may inspire other organizations to follow your lead. • No-Cost Recruitment and Job Matching Assistance • Access to On-the-Job Training Funds and Work Opportunity Tax Credits • Application of Disabled Access Tax Credit and Barrier Removal Tax Deductions • Partnerships with Internship and Apprenticeships Programs • Temporary Job Assignment (On-the-Job Training and Work Shadowing) • Follow Along/Employer and Employee Support for the first 90 days For more information: www.vrnevada.org or call 702.486.5230 or 775.684.4040 To find qualified employees for your business, contact us free of charge. By Phone: Bill Boster, District Manager, Northern Nevada 775.823.8102 Sylvia Milburn, District Manager, Southern Nevada 702.486.5240 By Email: Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief [email protected] Janice John, Deputy Administrator Program Services [email protected]

Mission: At Work for Disability Inclusion

DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within...
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DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within DETR). There was a meeting in the north on January 22nd and one in the south on January 24th

DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within...
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DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within DETR). There was a meeting in the north on January 22nd and one in the south on January 24th

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VR Nevada Hidden Disability

An estimated 87% of all disabilities are hidden and what matters the most is the person can do the job. Learn how VR Nevada can help you find the right person with the right qualifications for the job.

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Community trainings, events and support services for people and families impacted by addiction and mental health are being organized in Hawthorne and will take place over the next several months. F…

DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within...
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DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within DETR). There was a meeting in the north on January 22nd and one in the south on January 24th

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We are happy to share that Tyriq recently found that perfect fit job at Las Vegas Party Rentals!
Shout out to Tyriq Thomas!!

DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within...
02/01/2020

DETR-wide leadership meetings (held with DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner and all managers and supervisors within DETR). There was a meeting in the north on January 22nd and one in the south on January 24th

02/01/2020

Youth with disabilities should grow up expecting to work and succeed.
For more information, visit WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org.

Amplify Life
02/01/2020

Amplify Life

Movie and PJ night at Amplify Life!!
Some good chicken tenders, fruit and chips for dinner with some good friends!

Our long time camper, Cayle, is moving away from us next week so we had special cupcakes for dessert and raised our sodas to him and said “Cheers to Cayle!” We will see him at Summer camp in July.

The campers picked our movie tonight and we are watching “Madagascar” and singing “we like to move it, move it! we like to move it, move it!” After the movie we shot some pool, play basketball, foosball, and had a great fun time! Amplifying Life the best way on a Friday night!

Funded by VR Nevada, Capability Health and Human Services and Sephora bring jobs to talented individuals with disabiliti...
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TRAVERSE CITY, MI (WACH) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and research shows up to 80-percent of people who struggle with a substance use disorder also have a mental health diagnosis. Professionals say the two often go hand-in-hand, whether it’s trauma, anxiety or depression. They....

Julio started his training in JDP II at Three square food bank.He then accepted a position at a café as a dish washer.Wh...
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Julio started his training in JDP II at Three square food bank.
He then accepted a position at a café as a dish washer.
When the café closed Julio used his experience, great work ethic and a little assistance from the OV job development team to land a
new position at Brooklyn Bowl!
Way to go Julio! Congratulations!

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Youth with disabilities should grow up expecting to work and succeed.

For more information, visit WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org.

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This success story from our program partner Sierra Nevada Job Corps shows how we’re making a difference in the lives of young Nevadan men and women.

Elsa successfully completed work training in thePathway to work program at Centennial Hills Hospital.During training she...
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Elsa successfully completed work training in the
Pathway to work program at Centennial Hills Hospital.
During training she overcame multiple obstacles.
One thing Elsa was always sure of is her passion to
build a career in food service. She nailed her interview and accepted a position at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers!
Congratulations Elsa!

Gov Sisolak even brought us cookies!
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Gov Sisolak even brought us cookies!

We had a special visitor today!
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We had a special visitor today!

Christine McCullough joined the PTW program at Centennial Hills hospital and completed it with great success.Shortly aft...
01/29/2020

Christine McCullough joined the PTW program at Centennial Hills hospital and completed it with great success.
Shortly after she landed a challenging food service position at Montivesta Hospital. Unfortunately, near the end of her 90 days the hospital was closed.
Christine immediately shared her ambition for employment and within 3 months was back to doing what she loves best, working.
We are pleased to share that Christine is now happily
employed by CCSD at William and Mary Scherkenbach
Elementary, in food service!
Congratulations Christine!

01/28/2020

Youth with disabilities should grow up expecting to work and succeed.

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Amplify Life
01/22/2020
Amplify Life

Amplify Life

Good evening parents and caregivers,
Please find below the official list of programs from January-May, 2020.

TO REGISTER: you need a Camp Brain account. Visit our website at www.amplifylife.org , select “Upcoming Events” from the top task bar, click on the program you wish to register for, and you will be re-directed to Camp Brain where you can log into an existing account or create a new account. You need to Sign-in to your Camp Brain account. Under view my registrations tab"FY2020 programs:start 10-1-19". Click on the Yellow button that says "View Details". Scroll down to the bottom of the summary page. Then click on the Yellow button "Add people, Sessions, Options".This will bring you to the "View Programs" list. Go through the programs and select the programs you wish to attend and register them by clicking on the green "Add to Cart" button.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, January 22, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Game Night - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center Friday, January 24, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Welcome back to our Amplify Life Skills and Rec Center. Campers will enjoy a night of playing an array of games. Such as, Board games, Jenga, Basketball, Corn Hole, Pool Table, Gaming Console and much more! Campers will utilize this time to have a friendly match against their peers. In addition, we will provide dinner and drinks.

Pajama & Movie Night - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center Friday, January 31, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Join us for a night of relaxation and comfort. Campers will have an opportunity to vote on a movie to watch that night. They are more than welcome to come dressed in their pajamas or regular clothes. We will have our popcorn machine running for unlimited popcorn dispense. Furthermore, we will provide dinner and drinks.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, February 5, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Valentine’s Day Dance - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center -Friday, February 14, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: Free
Amplify Life is collaborating with Sierra Regional Center to provide you with a sweetheart Valentine’s Day Dance. This dance will be free to our campers and SRC’s participants. Bring on your dance moves and show your love. We will have music, a section to make Valentine’s Day cards, photo booth, and we will have refreshments/dinner for our Campers and SRC participants. Dress in your best sweetheart attire, whomever is best dressed will be crowned King and Queen of the Dance and receive a prize.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, February 19, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Mardi Gras Party - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center - Friday, February 21, 5:00PM- 8:30PM. Cost: $30
Bonjour, “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler”. Let the good times roll at Amplify Life’s Mardi Gras carnival celebration. Campers will engage in the making of their own Mardi Gras mask, Mardi Gras musical chairs, and find the baby inside the king’s cake and be crowned King or Queen of the night!

Girls Night - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center- Friday, March 6, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
“Girls just wanna have fun” Come for a night of pampering by getting your nails done, facial masks and much more. We want to give back to all of the girls in our program by hosting a girl’s night. We will have cool drinks and a fabulous dinner.

March Madness Basketball Tournament - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center- Friday, March 13, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Bring out your basketball skills as we embark our first basketball tournament. As campers arrive, they will be assigned a game bracket sheet and the competition will commence. This is a friendly competition; it is intended to get Campers to be more active and have fun at the same time.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, March 4, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Amplify Life Works! Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center –March 16-20, March 23-27 Mon-Fri 9:00AM- 3:00PM. Cost: FREE
Works Camp and pre-vocational camps for ages 14 to 22 years. Students cannot attend more than a combination of one 1-week and one 2-week camp. If you are interested in this program, please call the office to see if you qualify, as space is limited.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, March 18, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, April 1, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Karaoke Night- Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center Friday, April 3, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Do not miss our annual karaoke night at Amplify Life. Campers will have the opportunity to mingle amongst their peers as they listen to their friends sing. Each camper will have the opportunity to sing a song on our brand new karaoke machine. A delicious dinner with drinks will be served that night.

Fly High - Friday, April 10, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Campers will have full access to all the parks, which includes the launch pad, basketball court, sports court and main court (excludes arcade). Campers will receive dinner, drinks and their own pair of required jump socks. We will need to know campers shoe size in advance so please either call the office or email us with this information. *If your camper has jump socks please bring them.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, April 15, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Talent Show - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center Friday, April 17, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Come impress us all at our Talent Show! Campers will have 3-4 minutes to present their talents on stage, and in front of their peers and volunteers. We are able to accommodate any talents. All talents must be appropriate and no foul language. Campers will have a yummy dinner and drinks after the show.

Yoga Class - Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center Friday, April 24, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Campers will have a private yoga class at Amplify Life’s Skills and Recreational Center. Participants will have one hour of yoga. Campers must bring their own yoga mats and a water bottle. We intend to make our Yoga and wellness programs a regular part of our programming so this will be a good investment to make now. We will have a delicious and nutritious dinner and drinks this night.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, April 29, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

Picnic – Sparks Marina Park Friday, May 1, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Grab your Frisbee, sunglasses, and sunscreen for our picnic at the park. We will meet at Sparks Marina Park, where we will have fun outdoor activities. Whomever wants to go for an entire walk around the Marina is more than welcome. We will have a wonderful picnic paired with cold drinks.

Dance Class – Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center Friday, May 8, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Campers will have a private dance class at Amplify Life’s Skills and Recreational Center. Participants will have an hour of dance instructions. Campers must bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle. We will have a delicious and nutritious dinner and drinks.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, May 13, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

B.B.Q. kick back – Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center Friday, May 15, 5:00PM-8:30PM. Cost: $30
Friends come over to our Skills and Rec Center for a BBQ and a kick back. We will be grilling burgers and hotdogs, making side dishes, and many more. We will have outdoor games set up for campers to play and have fun. Bring your hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and reusable water bottle to promote hydration and staying cool.

Bowling – Friday, May 22, Time: TBA. Cost: $35
Dear camper families due to this program being months away, time and location is still in the works.

Upstate Nevada Workout - 1365 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502 Wednesday, May 27, 6:30PM-7:30PM. Cost: $5
A non-profit Gym. Join us on this amazing collaboration with Upstate Nevada Gym. Our workout sessions will be bi-weekly, meaning every other Wednesday of the month. Our vision is to have parents and campers join this wonderful opportunity, to promote a healthier and happier lifestyle. Upstate Nevada will accommodate to any participant's needs and wants.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
Amplify Life Skills & Rec Center, 480 Galletti Way, Bldg. 2 Sparks, NV
Fly High: 10 Greg St. Sparks, NV 89431
Sparks Marina Park: 300 Howard Dr, Sparks, NV 89434

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VR division places primary emphasis on providing necessary services to help clients work and live independently.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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About VR Nevada The Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation Division, a bureau of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, is “At Work for Disability Inclusion,” connecting employers with qualified employees to help drive business success. Our services are provided free of charge. How We Can Help Your Business We’ll meet with you to determine your requirements and desired qualifications, and provide you referral to pre-screened and qualified candidates matched to your specific needs. Our assistance to your business includes soft-skill development, customized employee training strategies, reliable technical assistance, and if needed, an assessment of assistive technology. We provide quality assurance throughout the recruiting process, including comprehensive follow-up. Businesses & Industries Served We can help you find candidates for full and part-time positions in these industries, and many more: Health Care & Medical Services, Tourism, Gaming & Entertainment, IT - Information Technology, Retail & Customer Service, Manufacturing, and Mining & Materials. Advantages of Employing People with Disabilities Through VR Nevada Nationwide, many businesses report reduced employee turnover, increased employee loyalty, increased morale and productivity of other employees. Diversity in the workplace can create a more positive company image and may inspire other organizations to follow your lead. • No-Cost Recruitment and Job Matching Assistance • Access to On-the-Job Training Funds and Work Opportunity Tax Credits • Application of Disabled Access Tax Credit and Barrier Removal Tax Deductions • Partnerships with Internship and Apprenticeships Programs • Temporary Job Assignment (On-the-Job Training and Work Shadowing) • Follow Along/Employer and Employee Support for the first 90 days For more information: www.vrnevada.org or call 702.486.5230 or 775.684.4040 To find qualified employees for your business, contact us free of charge. By Phone: Bill Boster, District Manager, Northern Nevada 775.823.8102 Sylvia Milburn, District Manager, Southern Nevada 702.486.5240 By Email: Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief [email protected] Janice John, Deputy Administrator Program Services [email protected]

Funding from US Dept. of Education – For Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Supported Employment (SE), and/or the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who are Blind (OIB) programs. For VR: Federal VR grant paid 78.7% of costs. In FFY2017, Nevada VR received $16,381,489 in Federal VR funds. Non-Federal funds paid 21.3% of costs ($4,433,618). For SE: Federal grant paid 95% of costs. In FFY2017, Nevada VR received $215,372 in Federal SE funds. Non-Federal funds sources paid 5% ($5,983) of costs. For OIB: Federal funds paid 90% of costs. In FFY2017, Nevada received $264,232 in Federal OIB funds. Non-Federal funds paid 10% ($29,359) of costs.

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