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Month: January, 2012
Webinars Only
Date Title
Tuesday
January 10
Online Training | Ed Lopez-Soto
OPWDD Benefits Planning and Work Incentives Webinar Series: The Medicaid Buy-in for Working People With Disabilities (MBI-WPD) Program: An Overview

Many people with disabilities rely on Medicaid to get the services and supports they need. Fear of losing your Medicaid benefit may be stopping you from reaching your work goals. But did you know the Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) is a program that can help you keep your Medicaid benefit when you go to work? If you are a working person with a disability who has a Medicaid spend-down, did you know you may be eligible for the MBI-WPD program? Find out the answers to these questions and more by joining us for this webinar session.
This webinar will cover the following topics on the Medicaid Buy-in for Working People With Disabilities:

  • What is the MBI-WPD program
  • Criteria for Eligibility for the Basic Eligibility Group
  • What is Countable Income
  • Criteria for Eligibility for the Medical Improvement Group
  • The Premium (right now there is no out of pocket cost)
  • The Application Process
  • The Grace Period

Sponsor: OPWDD
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
January 11
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA & Special Education

Through this training the audience will learn about the special education process, and how does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to schools.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: New Vocational High School
Location: Loiza, NY
Wednesday
January 11
Workshop | Carol Blessing
Intro to Person-Centered Planning
Sponsor: Creedmore PC
Location: Queens Village, NY
Thursday
January 12
Workshop | Carol Blessing
Applied Practice in Person-Centered Planning
Sponsor: Creedmore PC
Location: Queens Village, NY
Thursday
January 12
Online Training | Kathleen Lee
A Tour of EARN Services

Discover the resources and services available to employers online! The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) will host a brief FREE webinar on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 2PM EST that will help employers navigate the EARN website, www.AskEARN.org, and present the variety of information, tools and support that EARN has to offer including training and consultation.

Click Here to Register
Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
January 17
Online Training | Ed Lopez-Soto
OPWDD Benefits Planning and Work Incentives Webinar Series: The Plan For Achieving Self Support (PASS)- An Overview

The PASS is a powerful work incentive that allows SSI recipients to exclude income and/or resources that would otherwise be counted in determining SSI eligibility. If used for approved goods or services, the money set aside in a PASS will not be counted by the SSI program. This then allows the individual to become eligible for SSI, retain SSI eligibility, or become eligible for a larger SSI check.

This webinar will cover the following topics on the Plan for Achieving Self Support:
  • What is a PASS?
  • Examples of how a PASS can benefit an individual with a disability
  • Criteria for PASS approval
  • The Criteria for increasing the prospect for self support
  • The feasible work goal
  • Savings and expenditures
  • Time limits
  • Amendments to the Pass
  • Suspension and Termination of a PASS

Sponsor: OPWDD
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
January 17
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Tech Test
Wednesday
January 18
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
Disability Disclosure in the Workplace: What Employers Should Know

Build best practices by learning what workers with disabilities shared about disclosure pros and cons. Results of a survey by the Cornell University ILR School and the American Association of People with Disabilities will be discussed by the researchers.

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Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Location: Webinar
Thursday
January 19
Workshop | Wendy Strobel Gower
Inclusion at Brockport
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: SUNY Brockport
Location: Brockport, NY
Thursday
January 19
Online Training | Ed Lopez-Soto
Kessler-Make Work Pay Partner Webinar
Project: Kessler - NY Makes Work Pay
Monday
January 23
Workshop | Erin Sember
Interacting with Individuals with Disabilties in Law Enforcement
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Cortland Sheriff's Dept
Location: Cortland, NY
Monday
January 23
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

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Location: Webinar
Monday
January 23
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 1

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Monday
January 23
Conference | Wendy Strobel Gower
Interacting with Individuals with Disabilties in Law Enforcement
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Cortland Sheriff's Dept
Location: Cortland, NY
Thursday
January 26
Online Training | Kathleen Lee
EARN Webinar: WRP Services

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a free resource available to employers looking to hire qualified, motivated college students or recent graduates with disabilities for summer internships or permanent positions. This free webinar will provide private businesses and federal contractors with information on submitting requests and the procedures used to match candidates with available opportunities.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Location: Webinar
Monday
January 30
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 2

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
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