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Week: March 10 to March 16, 2013
All Events
Date Title
Monday
March 11
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Tech Test: Session 1

Participants can choose 1 of 2 sessions.

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: Online Webinar
Monday
March 11
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 9

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
Tuesday
March 12
Online Training | Ed Lopez-Soto
ediONLINE 2.4: Unemployment Insurance & Workers Compensation (WC)

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers Compensation Program and their impact on SSDI and SSI 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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
March 12
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Tech Test: Session 2
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
March 13
Online Training
Collaborative Online Webinar: The Evolving Concept of Sheltered Workshops and the UNCRPD

Around 2.5 million people in Europe daily attend sheltered workshops to perform their work in a protected environment that provides them with assistance and support. Today Article 27 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is setting the scene concerning the right to work for people with disabilities and how society should respond to make sure that this right is fully enjoyed. The model of sheltered workshops is questioned on three issues: inclusiveness of the working environment, labor law rights, and the low transition rate towards the open labor market.

During this collaborative online webinar presented by EASPD and GLADNET, presenters will discuss the results of a SWOT analysis conducted on sheltered workshops in Europe, and an analysis of the meaning of Article 27 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its implementation when it comes to practice. The webinar will address the strengths and weaknesses of sheltered workshops in light of the U.N. Convention and how the sector should move forward. Participants will explore the findings of the SWOT research, including the overlap of definitions and concepts; the dual-edged nature of sheltered workshops (i.e. the fact that these services do provide work and rehabilitation, but in a segregated setting), which is seen as a strength yet triggers many concerns; and the needed reframing of the service’s purpose in light of the U.N. Convention’s focus on integrated employment outcomes.

A reflection will be given by GLADNET and EASPD.

Project: GLADNET
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
March 13
Training | Joe Zesski
Serving Individuals with Disabilities: State Agency Perspective

This training will center on staff can best serve and interact with individuals with disabilities. It will also provide an overview of the responsibilities of state agencies under Title II of the ADA and review changes implemented after the ADA Amendments Act.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NJ Department of Law and Public Safety
Location: Newark, NJ
Thursday
March 14
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.5: Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) & VA Benefits

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to eligibility for and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit as well as information pertaining to the Veterans Administration benefits 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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
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