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Month: December, 2011
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Thursday
December 01
Online Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
Northeast ADA Center Webinar: Inclusive Talent Management: Organizational trends that make engaging people with disabilities a business imperative.

During this workshop, we will explore connections between disability inclusiveness and organizational effectiveness or competitive advantage. How are current workplace, business and disability trends creating new imperatives for talent management? Using both presentation and interactive formats, this webinar will both consider these trends and engage participants in active discussions of emerging dilemmas around disability inclusiveness in the workplace. Included in the session, will be a consideration of how to retain talent through accommodation, workforce trends that impact retention, and issues related to supervising people with disabilities in the work place.

This webinar is FREE of charge. Register Here

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Webinar
Thursday
December 01
Online Training | Don Meyer
Brothers and Sisters of People with Special Needs: Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities with Don Meyer

Don will share with us the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by brothers and sisters of people with special needs. During this webinar ,Don will ask participants to share what they have observed in their families or the families they serve. Participants also learn what researchers, clinicians, and siblings themselves say about growing up with siblings who have special needs. Implications for parents and service providers will be discussed throughout the workshop.

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Tuesday
December 06
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Best Practices in Reasonable Accommodation: Legal, Practical, and Human Perspectives
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: County of Salem
Location: Salem, NJ
Tuesday
December 06
Online Training | Ed Lopez-Soto
OPWDD Benefits Planning and Work Incentives Webinar Series: SSDI Work Incentives

You are a recipient of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and you want to know what will happen to your SSDI benefit if you work. After this session, you will know the basics of work incentives for SSDI recipients. This webinar will cover the following topics on the SSDI work incentives:

  • The Trial Work Period (TWP)
  • The Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE)
  • The Effect of Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) on SSDI benefits
  • Reducing countable earnings below the SGA level by using
    • Paid Time Off
    • IRWEs
    • Subsidies
  • The Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits Program
  • Extended Medicare Eligibility

Location: Webinar
Tuesday
December 06
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.4: The Abundant Community

This session emphasizes the opportunities that are readily available in any given community for building valuable civic engagement. Participants will be introduced to two practical tools that are useful in targeting exploration and community-building efforts that lead to meaningful and inclusive citizenship contribution.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Ithaca , NY
Wednesday
December 07
Online Training | Thomas Golden
Transforming Segregated Services Part II: Addressing Transformation Challenges Through Service Strategies

Understanding how attitudes, beliefs and expectations held by various stakeholders in the employment process can impact transformation is a first step toward real organizational change. Moving from that baseline to practice presents a considerable barrier to some organizations. This webinar will showcase specific service strategies at each stakeholder level that need to occur to establish facilitators of transformation.

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Project: GLADNET
Location: online
Wednesday
December 07
Webinar | Ray Cebula
Asset Development Is Possible for Social Security Disability Insurance Recipients and Supplemental Security Income Recipients

Given the significant resource limits placed upon public benefits recipients, what alternatives exist that might allow asset accumulation and economic empowerment? Various options and tools will be discussed. The goal of financial independence necessarily requires financial literacy and knowledge of all available avenues and tools to achieve that end. These valuable sessions are essential to the skill development and continuing education for every Benefits Practitioner.

Thursday
December 08
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
Northeast ADA Center Webinar: Minding Your Business: Engaging People with Learning, Psychiatric, and Cognitive Disabilities in the Workplace

Better diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric, learning, and cognitive disabilities, coupled with the understanding that these disabilities are not character flaws, but brain disorders, have resulted in many more people with these disabilities being in the labor market than was the case just a decade ago. Thus, the workplace inclusion of these individuals presents a relatively new dilemma for many employers. This webinar will: • Facilitate awareness of different types of psychiatric, learning, and cognitive disabilities • Enhance understanding of the facts and myths around these types of disabilities • Make the business case for creating a workplace that is welcoming and accommodating to people with these disabilities • Provide resources for identifying possible workplace accommodations • Explore best practices for engaging people with these types of disabilities in the workplace • Consider factors related to organizational cultures that help facilitate acceptance of people with these disabilities

This webinar is FREE of charge. Register Here

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Thursday
December 08
Online Training
Building Fee-For-Service Capacity for Benefits and Work Incentives Planning Services Part II: Developing Specialized Markets
Project: External Clients
Sponsor: NABWIS
Location: Webinar
Thursday
December 08
Conference | Nancy Hinkley
Perspectives on Employment of Persons with Disabilities - eFedlink presentation

Efedlink.org - your federal community of practice to improve federal employment of people with disabilities. Connect with cross agency peers involved in the hiring, retention, and advancement of federal employees with disabilities. The efedlink website is a password protected space to get information on events and resources, and to collaborate with others around our common goal of advancing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the federal government. Come to this session to see how registering on efedlink can benefit you.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: ODEP
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, MD
Friday
December 09
Workshop | Carol Blessing
CDI Upstate Meeting

Office of Mental Health, Career Development Initiative Psychiatric Centers will give an update on Work: It's Everybody's Business!

Sponsor: Hutchings
Location: Syracuse, NY
Monday
December 12
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.5: Making a Life by Making a Living

There is no question that a core responsibility for citizenship is to be productive and to contribute to the greater good. Yet, there is a pattern that excuses people with disabilities from the expectation of employment. This session counters that pattern and offers six easy steps to facilitating individualized job development and connection to associational life. A brief review of commonly held beliefs and misperceptions about the negative impact of employment on SSI/SSDI benefits will round this session out.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Ithaca, NY
Thursday
December 15
Online Training | Erin Sember
About Hiring: Responding to Emerging Trends in Hiring Practices and the Labor Force Impacting Jobseekers with Disabilities

Despite the passing of the ADA in 1990 and ADAAA in 2008, qualified jobseekers with disabilities continue to face significant barriers in getting permanent, viable jobs. While some of these barriers are directly related to having a disability, others are not and have to do more with subtle but distinct characteristics and changes in the labor market, business, and the organizational climate. Some of these trends could be good news for jobseekers with disabilities, while others may not be. The purpose of this webinar is to get beyond just basic information about legal rights and obligations under the ADA and to move toward enabling participants to expand their knowledge of the existing climate and create strategies to enhance their job seeking effectiveness. This webinar is ideal for job seekers with disabilities, employment service providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, HR professionals, and employers.

This webinar is FREE of charge. Register Here

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Webinar
Friday
December 16
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
PDSC Webinar – Self Determination: How Does it Support Transition?
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: Ithaca Campus - ELLUMINATE
Monday
December 19
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.6: Plans that Work: A Call to Action

Tired or writing plans for the sake of writing plans? Frustrated by the perceived value of paper over people? Curious about how individuals (and even whole organizations), can develop and implement strengths-based plans that are alive and well? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this session is for you! Learn how to integrate individualized, person-centered approaches into goal planning that balance interests and needs into billable services. Also be introduced to an organizational strategic planning process that parallels person-centered thinking!

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Ithaca, NY
Wednesday
December 21
Online Training
WISE Event- Choose Work: Making Work Incentives Work for You
Project: External Clients
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