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Resources for Partners April 17,2020

This week, we all need more music, so this resource is all about the music.
I asked Leslie Jones, Director of the Filomen M. D’Agostino Music School in New York City, to share links to performances by music school students. These performances took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Enjoy and share with your families and communities.

Patrick Comas performing “I’d Rather Be Sailing” (2018)

Lynnette Tatum performing Orange-Colored Sky (2017)

Matthew Whitaker, our 18-yr old prodigy who started at FMDG Music School at age 5. Music by Matthew Whitaker.

Staying on our toes – ideas for staff development

One of my friends and colleagues reported that her agency is adding virtual staff meetings to bolster professional, technical and administrative skills while working remotely. I expect many of you are doing the same and seeking ways to engage staff time in professional development activities.

A resource I find helpful and interesting is the National Rehabilitation Information Center, and its list of new acquistions. This month, there were a number of links to articles about studies in blindness employment and technology. Many of the articles appeared in JVIB. There are direct links to others.
Find them here.

Harvard edX, which has mostly free online courses in a wide range of subject areas, offers Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition. It’s meant for employers, but is of interest to employment staff as well.

Warm regards from RDPFS