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Week: June 9 to June 15, 2013
Webinars Only
Date Title
Monday
June 10
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.2: Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process

This comprehensive discussion of SSAs disability standard, review and appeals process, uses PowerPoint, lecture and written materials to provide a detailed overview of the program the majority of American workers will depend upon should they become faced with a disabling medical condition. This detailed session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge.  A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
June 11
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Rights of Blind People under the ADA
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Association of Blind Persons: Light of Love
Location: Bayamon, PR
Tuesday
June 11
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of Blind People

The trainer will explain the Rights of the Blind People under the ADA, including in employment and, public and pivate services.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Luz M. Rivera, Associations's Director
Location: Association of Blind Persons: Light of Love, Bayamon, PR
Tuesday
June 11
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Disability, Diversity and Cultural Competence

 This webinar focuses on challenging traditional automatic assumptions of “disability as deficit”  and poses a view of disability as diversity.  In this context, we discuss ten key points around respectful and effective workplace interactions with people with disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Tuesday
June 11
Online Training | Joe Zesski
Presentation and Facilitation Tips

This session will review the following topics: • Being prepared: equipment, materials, and having a day of point of contact. • Being early: scouting out and setting up the site with time to spare • More than a crowd: engaging your audience, getting to know them, and having them interested in you and each other. • Knowing and understanding your audience: using attendee appropriate communication. • Staying on track: promoting discussion while monitoring time.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Wednesday
June 12
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.3: Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA

This detailed discussion will cover the history of SSA involvement in work incentives and return to work efforts.  What is the Ticket to Work and how does it function in the return to work setting?  Using a Power Point, lecture and written materials the participant will gain and understanding of this important work incentive and the extensive services and protections that it can provide to individual with disabilities. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge.  A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
June 12
Online Training | Ray Cebula
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Thursday
June 13
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Making the Link: Connecting to Employers in Challenging Times

 This program focuses on disability demographic, economic, policy and employment trends in 2013.   Using an interactive format, participants explore what these trends mean for their professional practice.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Phoenix, NY
Thursday
June 13
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
ADA and Lodging Webinar Series

Speaker: Marian Vessels, Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

The Department of Justice regulations clarify what a service animal is, but hoteliers still have many questions about how to appropriately serve individuals traveling with service animals. You will learn about handlers' responsibilities and hotels' obligations: Who may have a service animal? How many service animals may one person have? Where can service animals go on the property? This session will also discuss the new regulations addressing miniature horses, and how they apply to the lodging industry. Learn what questions you can and cannot ask about service animals. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
June 13
Online Training | PIP Partner
All Aboard for a Virtual Advocacy Tour! A Partners Graduate Webinar

 Presenters: Dave Whalen, Shameka Andrews, Bridget Cariello, Marisol Getchius, and Jessica Campbell.  Hosted by Carrie Burkin.

Please join us for this virtual tour of systemic advocacy events taking place across our state. We will be hearing from NYS PIP Graduates in Buffalo, Albany and Long Island.  They will share information about several awesome advocacy programs in which they are involved.  Below is a bit of detail about each presenting Partner.

Dave Whalen is a 2007 PIP graduate, is the Statewide Project Coordinator for Niagara University’s First Responder Disability Awareness Training, and the Chair of the Town of Amherst’s Committee on Disabilities.  He will be discussing the Town Hall Training program and First Responders and Emergency Management.

Shameka Andrews, 2011 Partners graduate, will discuss her final partners project, Disability Empowerment Day, which is now in its 2nd year.  She will fill us in on how it got started and how you can get involved.

Bridget Cariello (PIP 2008), Marisol Getchius (PIP 2011) and Jessica Campbell (PIP 2012) will be with us to share “SANYS U, The School of Grassroots Advocacy”.  The SANYS U program is designed to increase the grassroots efforts of self-advocacy statewide, and develop regions where advocates truly understand choice, opportunity, rights and responsibilities.

v  This is the second of 4 webinars in our Legislative Advocacy Series.  These webinars have been created specifically for Partners Grads.  Please be sure to save the dates below for the final two webinars.

Upcoming Grad Webinars in the 2013 Legislative Advocacy Series

Thursday 9/19/13 5:00pm to 6:30pm - We will be exploring systemic advocacy at a state level.  We will be hearing from Albany area policymakers.

Thursday 1/21/13 5:00pm to 6:30pm- We will be investigating systemic advocacy at a national level.  We will hear from a speaker who is involved in policy changes across the country.

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
June 14
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.4: Overview of SSDI and Impact of Earnings

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain highly specialized information that will assist any SSDI beneficiary who wishes to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge of work incentives utilization. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
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