The Native American TA Team
The Rural Institute, University of Montana
The Rural Institute: Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service, is part of the national network of programs funded by the Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) committed to increasing and supporting the independence, productivity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities into the community. Based at the University of Montana since 1979, the Rural Institute advocates and supports full participation in community life by rural Americans of all ages. From integrated childcare to supported employment, the Institute's wide range of grant-funded research, service and training projects blend innovative approaches and techniques with existing community services.
VCU Work Incentive Planning and Assistance National Training Center
The Work Incentive Planning and Assistance National Training Center provides initial certification training to CWICs to enable them to provide services to SSA beneficiaries, and also provides supplemental trainings to WIPA personnel on a variety of topics. The CWIC Initial Training Program is based on a comprehensive set of competencies that CWICs must acquire in order to be "certified" to provide work incentives planning and assistance services to SSA beneficiaries. The interactive training session is designed to provide CWICs with the basic skills and knowledge they need to perform their jobs effectively. Additional, supplemental trainings on specific topics are also periodically offered to WIPA personnel.
Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC is a full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation. Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA) addresses this mission by providing:
- High Quality Training and Technical Consultation.
- Project Development and Management Services.
- Inventive Service Delivery.
GHA specializes in community rehabilitation improvement, job creation and job site training, employer development, Social Security benefits analysis and work incentives, self-employment feasibility and refinement, management-leadership mentoring, and civic entrepreneurship. Our customers are wide ranging and include businesses, community rehabilitation programs, state and local governments, universities, individuals, and others from the public and private sectors.