The NCSRC is pleased to host this web site.  We welcome your feedback and suggestions as we continue to build this resource for the national coalition.  Send your comments about the site to sherry.a.taylor@wv.gov or council@mcrs13.org .

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Fall 2018 NCSRC / CSAVR Training Conference

October 27 - 28, 2018  |  Hyatt Long Beach, CA

Travel expenses require prior approval from RSA - see highlighted area below.

Registration for one specific conference does not register you for the other conferences being held during this time period. You must register with each organization separately.

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NCSRC CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFO

NCSRC CONFERENCE FEES:  $325.00 if paying by check or money order  |  $335.00 if paying through PayPal

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS & DIETARY REQUESTS:  Accommodations requests & dietary needs must be requested when registering.  Accommodations cannot be guaranteed after October 4th.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICYCancellations received by Oct. 5th, 2018, will receive a full refund.  Cancellations after Oct. 5th, 2018, will receive a $100 service charge. No refund will be given after Oct. 20th, 2018.

Please download and complete attached registration form at bottom of page.
Make checks payable to NCSRC or use the PayPal link below.

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CSAVR AND NCSAB CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFO

For more conference details and to register, please go to the CSAVR website.

CSAVR REGISTRATION FEES:  Early Registration (through Sept. 14, 2018)

State Agency Personnel           $485.00
State Rehabilitation Council     $485.00
One Day Registration               $235.00

Group Rate for 5-10 State Agency Staff ONLY $2,000
Non-CSAVR state agency, for profit, not for profit, individual $510.00

LATE CSAVR REGISTRATION: (Sept. 15 – Oct. 26) Registration closed Oct. 26, 2018

State Agency Personnel            $500.00
State Rehabilitation Council      $500.00
One Day Registration                $250.00

Group Rate for 5-10 State Agency Staff ONLY $2,035

Non-CSAVR state agency, for profit, not for profit, individual $525.00

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HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Below please find the reservation link to make room reservations for the NCSRC and CSAVR/NCSAB Fall 2018 meetings:

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

200 South Pine Ave ● Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 491-1234

Room Rate:  $179 single/double +taxes (rates available 3 days prior/post based on standard room & rate availability)

Hotel Link for Reservations: https://book.passkey.com/event/49544645/owner/3013/home

Lodging Cut-Off Date:  Oct. 4, 2018

Ask for the NCSRC or CSAVR/NCSAB room Block.  Rooms available until sold out or cutoff date, whichever occurs first. Then the hotel prevailing rate applies.

HOTEL ROOM CANCELLATION: All hotel reservation cancellations for the CSAVR/NCSAB room block must be made through Theresa Hamrick at 301-519-8023 or email thamrick@rehabnetwork.org.  CANCELLATIONS ONLY.

HOTEL LOCATION Situated on the edge of picturesque Rainbow Harbor, Hyatt Regency Long Beach places guests on the doorstep of downtown’s most vibrant dining, shopping and entertainment venues.  Water views from every guest room!

HOTEL PARKING:  Current overnight parking rate are $27 for Self or $29 for Valet parking

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GROUND TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • LAX 22 miles/30 minutes (non-rush hour time)
    • Estimate: $17 Super Shuttle, $65-$85 for taxi & $65 for town car
  • John Wayne/ Orange County Airport 24 miles/32 minutes
  • Estimate:  $75-$95 for taxi, $75 for town car
  • No Super Shuttle, $21 for   Estimate: taxi, $35 for town car
  • Long Beach LBG Airport 8 miles/ 14 minutes (non-rush hour time)

Please note flights during rush hours will have additional charges on all taxis, Uber, Lift, or other transportation options and travel time will be longer.  Rush hour is 7:00am – 9:00am and 3:30pm – 6:00pm

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POINTS OF INTEREST

The Hyatt Long Beach is within walking distance to more than 100+ shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues

The Pike Entertainment Center                        Aquarium of the Pacific

Shoreline Village                                              Hornblower Cruises

**Queen Mary                                                 Catalina Island

Long Beach Terrace Theater and Arena           Latin American Art Museum

Long Beach Museum of Art                              Belmont Shore

CA State University at LB                                Disneyland

Knott’s Berry Farm                                          Universal Studios

South Coast Plaza                                          Home Depot Civic Center

Staples Center & LA Live                                Hollywood ~ Rodeo Drive

Whale Dolphin & Sea Life Cruises                  Segway Tours on Long Beach

Long Beach Transit Passport bus in downtown. 

Enjoy Long Beach Harbor via Long Beach Transit’s Aqua Bus

**Queen Mary Tours and Dinner, free admission after 6:00 pm, monthly events

 Long Beach Visitors & Convention Bureau    http://www.visitlongbeach.com/events/


 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Councils should be aware of this requirement for travel that is now being required by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).  States are interpreting this in different ways and you should talk to your Designated State Unit (DSU) as to how your Council should proceed prior to paying any travel costs. This includes all in state and out of state travel. Council meeting, committee meetings, conferences and any travel expenses incurred by the Council must be PRIOR APPROVED.  It is our understanding that you may submit total projected travel expenses through the end of Federal Fiscal Year 2018 to your DSU to submit to RSA. 

Authority: 2 CFR 200.407 Prior Written Approval

Purpose

To ensure compliance with Federal statutes, regulations and policies by implementing a process to determine which costs need prior approval and ensuring all grant requirements are met.

Under any given Federal award, the reasonableness and allocability of certain items of costs may be difficult to determine.  To avoid subsequent disallowance or dispute based on unreasonableness or non allocability, effective immediately, WVDRS’ vocational rehabilitation program will request written approval from the Rehabilitation Services Administration prior to incurring indirect costs or special or unusual costs paid by the program. Items covered include:

200.456 - Participant Support Costs

Participant support costs are not applicable to employees of the Federal government, VR agency, or VR consumers.  Direct costs for items such as stipends or subsistence allowances, travel allowances, and registration fees paid to or on behalf of participants or trainees (but not employees) in connection with conferences, or training projects.  These costs would typically include conferences and all associated travel/lodging/meal costs for the State Rehabilitation Council members or unpaid interns.

 


 

ON THIS PAGE:

 

1.    What is the NCSRC?  (Mission / Vision / Core Values)

2.    Who are the CURRENT COALITION MEMBERS?

(Click here for a PDF or Word document listing all members)

3.    What is the RESOLUTION?

4.    List Servs / Web Site                   

 

WHAT IS THE NCSRC? MISSION / VISION / CORE VALUES

 

OUR MISSION:

On behalf of people with disabilities, our national membership coalition will advocate for and work in partnership with the national public vocational rehabilitation system’s continual quest for excellence.

OUR VISION:

NCSRC will be the premiere national organization of the consumer voice to enhance the employment opportunities of persons with disabilities through the public vocational rehabilitation system.

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OUR CORE VALUES:

INTEGRITY - We are honest and straightforward in all that we do. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We act responsibly with resources entrusted to us. We are accountable and act in accordance with these values.

COMMITMENT – We support the full implementation and enforcement of disability non – discrimination laws, particularly the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.

EXCELLENCE – We trust that customers of public vocational rehabilitation will be empowered to make choices which lead to ultimate independence.

ADVOCACY – We will work to educate and inform the public and government policy makers regarding issues affecting people with disabilities

DIVERSITY – We will uphold a broad definition of diversity that honors and appreciates disability alongside race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and religion as an integral part of the human experience.

LEADERSHIP – We will foster leadership among people with disabilities that upholds excellence, quality and inclusive opportunities.

PARTNERSHIP – We will promote a positive collaboration with state and non-governmental agencies to enhance meaningful and sustainable employment for people with disabilities.

TEAMWORK – We are committed to a partnership based on a spirit of trust and cooperation with Vocational Rehabilitation Administrators and staff so that collaborative efforts will benefit from the NCSRC customer voice.

CULTURE – We support a public vocational rehabilitation service system that is structured in a manner that reflects the social, political, historic, and economic experience of disability.

COMMUNICATION – We value effective communication through appropriate formats.

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WHO ARE THE 53 MEMBERS OF THE NCSRC?

As of April 2016, the Coalition is now 53 members and growing.

Click here to view the COALITION MEMBERS + RESOLUTION.

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WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION?

HOW CAN SRCs JOIN THE COALITION?

Click here to learn more about the NCSRC RESOLUTION... and how your SRC can sign on - it's FREE!

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LIST SERVS / WEB SITE

Click here to learn more about and/or sign up to be on the NCSRC LIST SERVS.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Want to share your SRC's resources on this website?

Want to learn more about the benefits of joining the NCSRC?

Want to suggest content to add to this site?

Need to update your SRC's web site link on this site?

Other questions... inquiries?

 

Direct your questions, comments, and inquiries to:  council@mcrs13.org

 

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FALL 2018 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM FINAL.doc66 KB
NCSRC FALL CONFERENCE Saturday Draft Agenda.doc73.5 KB
NCSRC FALL CONFERENCE Sunday Draft Agenda.doc71 KB
SAMPLE WV Form for RSA Travel Pre Approval.xls30 KB