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Week: June 10 to June 16, 2012
Webinars Only
Date Title
Monday
June 11
Online Training | David Brewer
Preparing Youth with Disabilities for Careers After School

With rapid changes to the global economy come changes to the local workforce. How do we prepare youth with disabilities for jobs that may not currently exist? Participants in this webinar will understand the lifelong process of career development from an early age through secondary education, post-secondary education, and adult life. In particular, evidence-based practices will be profiled that advance career opportunities for transitioning youth with disabilities. Specific video examples will be shown of effective career development practices, and local implementation will be discussed. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe career development activities and how they relate to youth with disabilities;
  • Apply what works in transition services supporting post-school outcomes in living, learning and earning;
  • Develop practical methods for tracking program participation and continuous quality improvement;
  • Highlight approaches to build and sustain career development activities across cultures and continents.

    Click here to register.

    Project: GLADNET
Monday
June 11
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6: SSDI Work Incentives and Medicare

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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
June 12
Training | Luz Semeah
Heroes at Work: Veterans with Disabilities in the Workplace

Primary Audience: Business leaders, employers, HR professionals, managers/supervisors, disability service providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, ADA Coordinators, people with disabilities, public sector professionals Veterans with disabilities face a unique set of challenges when transitioning back to the world of work. They may be adjusting to the new reality posed by a recently acquired disability; they may have had career disruptions from time off the civilian workforce; or they may not know how to deal with their disability in a hiring situation. Yet, veterans with disabilities bring a wealth of skills and attitudes that make them valuable employees. Further, most business leaders and employers want to do the right thing in hiring and accommodating veterans with disabilities. A key part of the military service-to-work transition for any veteran with a disability is to understand their legal rights as a person with a disability in the workforce. Likewise, a key part of successfully employing veterans with disabilities involves understanding the unique issues in hiring and accommodating individuals with service-related disabilities. In this program, we will co-explore workplace issues for veterans with disabilities from a legal, practical and human perspective. To Register E-Mail: alan.sessions@labor.ny.gov or call (607) 432-4800 x 103

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Norwich, NY
Tuesday
June 12
Online Training | Carol Blessing
ediONLINE CCLD 8.2: The Community-Building Imperative  

This session lays the foundation upon which community inclusion and meaningful citizenship contribution are built. It will include a brief review of civil and disabilities rights movements that have had powerful impact on contemporary society and explore in greater detail the importance of understanding how valued social roles are translated into citizenship.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
June 12
Training | ADA Center Partner
21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act featuring Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies

The Great Lakes and Pacific ADA Centers on behalf of the ADA National Network are pleased to announce the 2012 Accessible Technology Webinar Series. Electronic information and communications technology have become essential tools in all areas of our lives and working environments today, and are particularly important to people with disabilities by providing equal access to the workplace and social media. Please join us for our 2012 webinar series as we explore some of the latest technological trends and their accessibility to people with disabilities. All sessions are free and scheduled for 2-3:30pm Eastern/1-2:30pm Central/12-1:30pm Mountain/11-12:30pm Pacific utilizing the ElluminateLive! webinar platform. Questions regarding these programs should be directed to: ADA Conferences 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) adaconferences@adagreatlakes.org

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
June 13
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
June 13
Training | Nancy Hinkley
PDSC Albany Transition Specialist Training w/Bilingual
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: Albany, New York
Thursday
June 14
Presentation | Kathleen Lee
Maximizing Diversity & Talent Acquisition

Presentation on diversity recruitment utilizing diverse college internship programs for increasing hiring candidates with disabilities.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: NACE
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Thursday
June 14
Presentation | Hannah Rudstam
Tools of the Trade: Serving Job Seekers with Disabilities in Challenging Times

This program will provide an overview of the ADA, including the ADA Amendments Act, EEOC regulations, disability disclosure issues and how to effectively respond to employer needs.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Binghamton, NY
Friday
June 15
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.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
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