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Program for Independent Living Services

Dutchess BOCES ALI
In Cooperation with
Western Suffolk BOCES
and
VA NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE,
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT DIVISION

Veteran’s Guided Learning

Department of Veterans Affairs

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Objectives and Goals

A special computer assisted program that serves as an adjunct of both VA medical and education benefits, to increase veteran awareness, mental alertness, socialization and interaction in the real world. The computer application program is designed to build the veterans' basic computer knowledge and enable the veterans to augment their interests and global access. Upon successful completion of the program, veterans will have acquired basic computer skills to independently operate a computer.

Potential Benefits

By successfully meeting the above objectives and goals for the Computer Application Program, veterans will have gained knowledge of basic computer proficiencies that they can use as a tool to communicate using the latest technologies.  This will build their confidence and enable them to interact with others effectively.

Skills

CLICK HERE for a listing of the topics that will be available to those who attend VGLE&SR sessions

Participation

To be eligible for this program, You must contact your VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at one of the numbers listed below. The VA must determine that you are a Veteran with a service connected disability rated at 20% or higher. The achievement of a vocational goal leading to employment is not currently expected or required to participate.

Cost

The Fee is $52.00 per contact hour. The program is 52 hours in length. This tuition is paid by the VA Chapter 31 Benefits for those Veterans who are qualified to attend.

For Further Information

Robert Evans
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Division
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
New York Regional Office
245 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
NY Regional Office / Montrose VAHVHCS
(212) 807-3120 (914) 737-4400 ext. 3631

Stephen E. Russell
MSEd, MHC, VRC
Department of Veterans Affairs
New York Regional Office
245 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Office:212-807-3021/Cell: 917-716-9253

Bob Butler
Program Developer
Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Institute [ALI]
One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Cell 845-242-5482
Fax 845-483-3641
robert.butler@dcboces.org