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Week: October 27 to November 2, 2013
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Date Title
Monday
October 28
Training | Guest Speaker
CRS Milestone Training

This training is designed to educate New York State ACCES-VR and NYS CBVH supported employment providers on the new service delivery model for supported employment services in New York State. Effective January 1, 2014, with the implementation of the statewide Core Rehabilitation Services (CRS) contracts, supported employment funding will convert from a fee-for-service to a milestone payment system. This training will offer new and existing supported employment providers essential information, key updates and critical changes to the supported employment funding model. While we understand that vendors may be focused on the change in terms of funding, ACCES-VR's purpose for the milestone design is to emphasize quality job placement outcomes over processes Participants will... • be informed about deliverables, performance indicators, corrective action plans, allocations, and budgets • understand the rationale and benefits of changing to a milestone payment system. • be introduced to the mechanics of the new system design. • learn of important procedural changes for providers of supported employment services. • develop methods and strategies for collaboration and partnership with ACCES-VR counselors and other key stakeholders. • gain an understanding of how the current funding structure will be converted from a fee-for-service to a model milestone payment system. • be oriented to new billing, documentation and reporting procedures, inclusive of the VR Intensive/Extended Service Plan, the concept of Stabilization, and the new 417 Monthly Progress Report. • learn of changes to the supported employment referral and intake process.

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR/NYS CASE
Location: Syracuse, NY
Monday
October 28
Online Training
Citizen Centered Leadership Webinar: Conversations

Aaron Johannes-Rosenberg is a gifted listener, artist and facilitator. We are delighted that Aaron has agreed to join us in this series to share his insights about "renegotiating reciprocity" in building relationships with people with significant disabilities. 

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Monday
October 28
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.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
October 29
Training | LaWanda Cook
Interacting Effectively with Colleagues and Students with Disabilities: Legal, Human and Practical Considerations

 this is a Closed Session for United University Professions at SUNY-Owego.

 This disability awareness session is designed to enhance interactions between participants and their colleagues and students with disabilities. It will include:

·         an overview of how disability has been viewed in the U.S. over time;

·         suggestions for respectful interaction with people with different types of disabilities;

·         an overview of Title I - Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act;

·         a discussion of reasonable workplace accommodations;

·         and opportunities for participants to think through how information provided applies to their interactions with colleagues and students with disabilities

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: SUNY Oswego
Location: Oswego, NY
Tuesday
October 29
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.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
October 30
Online Training | Joe Zesski
Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officials, such as police officers, sheriffs, deputies, and other law enforcement personnel play an important role within our communities in ensuring and maintaining the safety of all citizens. They also hold a significant responsibility. Whether offering assistance, de-escalating a dispute, responding to distress calls, providing security at events, making arrests, or just engaging with citizens while patrolling through the community, our members of law enforcement represent the law and appropriate standards of behavior. They set the example in terms of respecting not only the law, but one another as human beings.

Among the citizens that law enforcement may encounter everyday are individuals with disabilities, both visible and non-visible disabilities. While law enforcement has their protocols and procedures for how to handle certain situations, respond to incidents, investigate situations and crimes, and conduct business, these may need to be adapted when engaging with individuals with a particular disability in order to ensure the interaction and/or service provided to the individual is equal and accessible. For example, if police need to transport a person who uses a wheelchair, it will be important that the vehicle used be able to accommodate the wheelchair. If a sheriff needs to communicate with someone who is deaf, then alternative ways of communicating may need to be utilized to ensure that person hears and understands what is being said. If a deputy encounters a person with a visual impairment who needs directions, verbal directions will need to be explicit and clear. If law enforcement is not aware of the different physical, sensory, cognitive, or psychological disabilities they may encounter, and how to interact in an effective manner with people with these different disabilities, it can mean the difference between a productive and peaceful interaction vs. a negative and detrimental one.

This online training is appropriate for anyone who works in a law enforcement capacity. Participants will learn:

• The definition of “disability” according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
• What legal/ADA compliance considerations there are for law enforcement;
• What “accessibility” is and how to provide it;
• Effective ways to interact with people with different types of disabilities. particularly within typical law enforcement situations; and
• Examples of possible ways to adapt procedures and protocols to ensure maximum effectiveness in communication and interaction with someone with a disability.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
October 30
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Reasonable Accommodation Rights of College Students with Disabilities

The trainer will speak about the reasonable accommodation rights of college students with disabilities and will answer the audience related questions, as part of a Panel with other related professional.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Student Association for Equality and College Staff
Location: Sacred Heart University, PR
Thursday
October 31
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Special Education for Students with Visual Disabilities

 The trainer will explain the special education requirements and reasonable accommodations for students with visual disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Special Education Teacher for Students with Visual Disabilities
Location: Caguas, PR
Thursday
October 31
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.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Friday
November 01
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of Blind People

The trainer is going to speak about the rights of blind people under the different Titles of the ADA and PR laws, including case law.

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Project: EDI (General)
Sponsor: Mrs. Doris Antunez, Continuing Education Director
Location: Optometry School, Inter American University
Friday
November 01
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of People who are Blind

 The trainer is going to speak about the Rights of People Who are Blind under the different  Titles of the ADA and PR laws, including case law.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Optometry School
Location: Optometry School, Inter American University
Friday
November 01
Online Training | David Brewer
Transition PDSC

Transition Specialist Training

Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Sponsor: Transition PDSC/NYSED
Location: Online
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