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Week: October 20 to October 26, 2013
All Events
Date Title
Monday
October 21
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 8

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.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
October 22
Conference | Susanne Bruyère
EPRRTC State of the Science Conference
Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Location: Washington, DC
Tuesday
October 22
Conference
Innovative Research on Employer Practices: Improving Employment for People with Disabilities

A state of the science conference from the Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes among Individuals with Disabilities. This two-day event will highlight the research findings from the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at Cornell University ILR School's Employment and Disability Institute.

Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Sponsor: NIDRR
Location: Washington, DC
Tuesday
October 22
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Transportation Rights of People with Disabilities

The trainer will speak about the transportation rights of people with disabilities as part of a Panel with other related professionals.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: MAVI Metro Region Staff
Location: MAVI Metro Region, San Juan, PR
Tuesday
October 22
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.2: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to the TANF and SNAP programs 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
Wednesday
October 23
Conference | LaWanda Cook
BUSINESS CONTINUITY AWARENESS for Human Service Professionals: Meeting the Needs of Your Consumers with Disabilities During Emergencies

 Workshop Goals:

  • To promote awareness of the need for business continuity planning … what it means for the agency itself and what it means for the individuals with disabilities being served by that agency
  •  To begin building a network of local agencies that might be able to assist each other in meeting community needs during an emergency
  •  To identify resources and capabilities of local human service agencies
  •  To understand the importance of encouraging individual emergency planning and preparedness both for employees as well as customers

Register by October 16, 2013

Contact Beth Harrington: 607-257-3888 or bharrington@tompkins-co.org.

For more information or disability-related accommodations

Contact Jeff Boles at the Finger Lakes Independence Center

607-272-2433 or flic2310@yahoo.com

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: People with Disabilities in Disasters Planning Task Force
Location: Ithaca, NY
Wednesday
October 23
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Thursday
October 24
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.3: Federal Housing Subsidies

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to federally-subsidized housing 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
Thursday
October 24
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Home Again and Back to Work: The Employment of Veterans with Disabilities

Presenter: Hannah Rudstam, Extension Faculty, Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute

Description: Work is not just about a paycheck.  It is also about identity, pride, connection and, for many veterans, it is also about healing. Veterans bring a lot to a workplace: skills, discipline, resilience and teamwork. This is as true for veterans with disabilities as it is for others. Yet, many veterans with disabilities fear discrimination in the workplace, and are hesitant to request accommodations.
This webinar will briefly consider two research studies. One study surveyed 421 veterans with disabilities to describe their readiness to enter (or re-enter) the workforce as a person with a disability. The other surveyed 1,083 HR professionals to describe their knowledge, expectations and practices around employing veterans with disabilities. This webinar will explore and discuss the practice implications of these studies for employers, disability service providers and veterans themselves.  

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
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