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Month: February, 2014
Webinars Only
Date Title
Monday
February 03
Presentation | Thomas Golden
PROMISE - Capital Region Recruitment

Purpose of the meeting: Inform all NYC transition networks of PROMISE project, and discuss WNY-specific logistical details around the outreach and recruitment of families, and implementation of project.

Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Sponsor: Cornell University/OMH/RFMH
Location: Erie 1 BOCES, Buffalo, NY
Monday
February 03
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 2
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
February 04
Training | Guest Speaker
Foundations of Supported Employment

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Garden City, NY
Tuesday
February 04
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.1: Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication

This course explores benefits and work incentives planning, the code of conduct of Benefits Practitioners and effective communication strategies using lecture, PowerPoint and written materials. This skill-building 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
Wednesday
February 05
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss with municipal employees the five titles of the ADA, and how it apply to their work.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: Municipality of Canóvanas
Wednesday
February 05
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss with municipal employees the five titles of the ADA, and how it apply to their work.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: Municipality of Canóvanas
Wednesday
February 05
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
Impact Stories: Update on your Efforts and the Impact on your Local Community

 This session will be an opportunity for TN members to share their successes and challenges in improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in their local communities.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
February 06
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Building Partnerships with Employers: New Opportunities, Evolving Needs

Sustainable partnerships between placement professionals and employers are a key to creating disability inclusive workplaces.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Ithaca, NY
Thursday
February 06
Training | Guest Speaker
Foundations of Supported Employment

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Manhattan, NY
Thursday
February 06
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
Thursday
February 06
Non-EDI Webinars | ADA Center Partner
Accessibility and ADA: Facility Standards Update Webinar Series

To Register:  https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1387060

This 3-part webinar series, presented by the ADA National Network , and co-sponsored by theNational Council on Independent Living (NCIL) , will focus on highlights of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. The Standards, adopted by the Department of Justice in 2010, became mandatory for use on March 15, 2012.

Find out what's been added, removed, revised, and reorganized. Learn what's new from parking to plumbing!

Presented by Nancy Horton, Information Specialist with the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Ms. Horton has nearly 25 years of experience in the disability field, including working as an accessibility specialist at Centers for Independent Living, and providing consultations and architectural plans reviews for Eastlake, Derry & Associates.

When?
•    Thursday, January 30
•    Thursday,  February 6
•    Thursday, February 13
2 - 3:30 pm Eastern

Where? 
Your office! The webinar format allows you to participate online from the comfort of your location!

How Much?
The cost is $40 for each location for the full series. For an additional $20, you can receive hard copies of the U.S. Department of Justice publications:"2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design" and "Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design." Supplies of these publications are limited; they will only be available while supplies last.

These publications are available for download at no cost at the Department of Justice ADA webpage:

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design 

What if I can't make all the dates?
The webinar series will be archived. Registrants will be provided information on how to access the archives. Participants are urged to listen to the first session before participating in the second or third.

Will captioning be available?
Yes, captioning will be provided for this webinar series.

Are continuing education hours available?
This webinar series has been approved for 4.5 LU/HSW from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A certificate of participation will also be available.

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA National Network
Location: Online Webinar series
Monday
February 10
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Title I of the ADA (Part 2)

The trainer will discuss with Integra’s staff the employment dispositions under the Title I of the ADA, with emphasis in the non-discrimination requirements and reasonable accommodations.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Integra Staff
Location: Integra (a job placement organization for people with disabilities)
Monday
February 10
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 3
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
February 11
Training | Guest Speaker
Foundations of Supported Employment

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Albany, NY
Tuesday
February 11
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
February 12
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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Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
February 12
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
Let's Talk about Effective Communication

Communicating with most people with disabilities is no different from communicating with anyone else. However, people who have hearing, vision, speech-related, or other types of disabilities may use alternative means to communicate. This webinar will address the requirements of state and local government agencies and of private businesses to ensure effective communication under Titles II and III of the ADA.

 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
February 13
Presentation | Thomas Golden
PROMISE - WNY Region Recruitment

Purpose of the meeting: Inform all NYC transition networks of PROMISE project, and discuss CAP-specific logistical details around the outreach and recruitment of families, and implementation of project.

Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Sponsor: Cornell University/OMH/RFMH
Location: Erie 1 BOCES, Buffalo, NY
Thursday
February 13
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.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
February 13
Non-EDI Webinars | ADA Center Partner
Accessibility and ADA: Facility Standards Update Webinar Series

To Register:  https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1387060

This 3-part webinar series, presented by the ADA National Network , and co-sponsored by theNational Council on Independent Living (NCIL) , will focus on highlights of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. The Standards, adopted by the Department of Justice in 2010, became mandatory for use on March 15, 2012.

Find out what's been added, removed, revised, and reorganized. Learn what's new from parking to plumbing!

Presented by Nancy Horton, Information Specialist with the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Ms. Horton has nearly 25 years of experience in the disability field, including working as an accessibility specialist at Centers for Independent Living, and providing consultations and architectural plans reviews for Eastlake, Derry & Associates.

When?
•    Thursday, January 30
•    Thursday,  February 6
•    Thursday, February 13
2 - 3:30 pm Eastern

Where? 
Your office! The webinar format allows you to participate online from the comfort of your location!

How Much?
The cost is $40 for each location for the full series. For an additional $20, you can receive hard copies of the U.S. Department of Justice publications:"2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design" and "Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design." Supplies of these publications are limited; they will only be available while supplies last.

These publications are available for download at no cost at the Department of Justice ADA webpage:

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design 

What if I can't make all the dates?
The webinar series will be archived. Registrants will be provided information on how to access the archives. Participants are urged to listen to the first session before participating in the second or third.

Will captioning be available?
Yes, captioning will be provided for this webinar series.

Are continuing education hours available?
This webinar series has been approved for 4.5 LU/HSW from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A certificate of participation will also be available.

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA National Network
Location: Online Webinar series
Friday
February 14
Online Training
NABWIS Webinar
Project: External Clients
Monday
February 17
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 4
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
February 18
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.5: Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Lecture, PowerPoint presentation and written materials will guide participants through the complex maze of rules and regulations controlling the SSI program. Special knowledge will be gained concerning just how to deal with crises when they erupt. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
February 19
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss with municipal employees the five titles of the ADA, and how it apply to their work.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: Un Vistazo General a la ADA
Wednesday
February 19
Speech | Yessica Guardiola
Labor Forum about People with Disabilities – Panel: Responsibilities, Sensitivity and Incentive for Employers to Hire People with Disabilities

The trainer will discuss the responsibilities and incentives for employers to hire people with disabilities under the ADA and PR Laws, and the importance of sensitivity in this process.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Mary Tere Gonzalez, Senator
Location: PR Senate
Thursday
February 20
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss with INSEC’s employees the five titles of the ADA, including how to file a complaint under each of it.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: INSEC Staff
Location: Community Socio-Economic Institute (INSEC)
Thursday
February 20
Training | ADA Center Partner
Disability Awareness

ADA TN training of programs 1 & 5 - Disability Awareness  and about Hidden Disabilities

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Office of the Governor
Location: St. Thomas, VI
Thursday
February 20
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6 Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain information that will assist SSDI beneficiaries who wish 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. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Monday
February 24
Non-EDI Webinars | EARN Partner
Best Practies in Disability Recruiting

The Department of Labor announced recently that contractors and federal agencies are now required to set a goal of having 7 percent of their employees be people with disabilities.

Now, employers are aggressively pursuing new channels and opportunities to engage with this community -- and we're here to help.

On February 24, join us for this 1-hour webinar on "Best Practices in Disability Recruiting." Hear expert guidance on how to engage with job candidates with disabilities. This course has been submitted for approval for 1 credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

At this webinar, featuring Barbara Otto, CEO of Health and Disability Advocates and Laura Wilhelm, Program Director at Think Beyond the Label, you'll learn:
  • What the new legislation means for your company
  • How to find and engage job seekers with disabilities
  • How to showcase your diversity hiring initiatives to enhance your employer brand
If you're an employer recruiting qualified job seekers with disabilities, interested in exposure for your commitment to building diverse teams or looking for new methods to reach job candidates with disabilities, this is a webinar you don't want to miss.
 
Reserve your spot today!

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Think Beyond the Label
Monday
February 24
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 5
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
February 25
Training | ADA Center Partner
Disability Awareness

ADA TN training of programs 1 & 5 - Disability Awareness  and about Hidden Disabilities

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Office of the Governor
Location: Fredriksted, VI
Tuesday
February 25
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.7: Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives

Through the use of PowerPoint presentation, lecture and written materials participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to provide critical information to SSI recipients with disabilities who are considering a return to work. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge of work incentive utilization. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
February 26
Training | Guest Speaker
Assessment and Employment Planning

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Syracuse, NY
Wednesday
February 26
Workshop | Carol Blessing
Employment Event: Psychiatric Center
Project: OMH- Recovery Oriented Organization Transformation System (ROOTS)
Location: Buffalo, NY
Wednesday
February 26
Non-EDI Webinars
Making Online Application Systems Accessible

The new Section 503 regulations stop short of requiring federal contractors to make their on-line application systems accessible, but the regulations do codify the OFCCP’s position that federal contractors must make reasonable accommodations for any applicants with disabilities who cannot access on-line systems and further state that making on-line application systems accessible is a recommended best practice. In light of this, many federal contractors are implementing changes to make their on-line application systems accessible. In this session, JAN Consultants will share practical tips and tools to help these contractors succeed in their efforts.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Job Accommodation Network
Location: Online
Wednesday
February 26
Online Training | EARN Partner
Perspectives Conference: You've Just Been Appointed a Federal Disability Program Manager--Now What?

Executive Order 13548, calls upon agencies to hire 100,000 individuals with disabilities. Furthermore, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federal agencies to be model employers of individuals with disabilities.

Despite the challenges of meeting these requirements, it is common for agencies to appoint Disability Program Managers (DPMs) with little or no experience in the field, fail to provide appropriate training for their DPM, and offer little guidance or support. Such an environment leaves many DPMs feeling overwhelmed.

Don't worry... you don't have to go it alone.

This popular workshop will discuss all the tools a new DPM needs to be successful and will help participants build a strong foundation for their program. Effective techniques, strategies, and programs will be discussed - including the Schedule A appointing authority, targeted recruitment, free resources, and much more. If you feel you are in it alone and have little direction in your role as a DPM, this session is for you!

Your presenters, Stephen M. King, Director of Disability Programs for the Department of Defense, and Michael Looney, National People with Disabilities Program Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration, have over 20 years of combined experience in the federal disability field and have provided similar training to thousands of employees in federal and local government.

Registration for these events is open to individuals with a .gov or .mil email address.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Wednesday
February 26
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Thursday
February 27
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.1: Overpayments and SSDI and SSI Benefits

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to benefits overpayments using lecture, PowerPoint and 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
Thursday
February 27
Presentation | ADA Center Partner
Celebrating 15 Years of Mutual Aid Self-Help (MASH)

Independent Living Center celebrated 15 years of Mutual Aid and Self-Help (MASH). MASH is a support group run by  and for persons with disabilities,  It provides many opportunities for learning, peer exchangeed, and social interactions.  This group allows participants to rebuild confidence and enhance self-esteem for happier, independnet lifestyles, Amelia Headley-Lamont, Esq., Executive Director at the disability Rights Center of Virgin Islands did a brief presentation and informed all in attendance about DRCVI being an affiliate of the Northeast ADA Center/Cornell University who conducts training sessions on a wide range of ADA and disability related issues. 

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: VI Association For Independent Living
Location: St. Croix, VI
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