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Month: January, 2015
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Date Title
Tuesday
January 06
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.1: Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication
Project: ediONLINE
Wednesday
January 07
Online Training | Susanne Bruyere
Improving Retention and Advancement Opportunities for Employees with Disabilities

Third Webinar is four webinar Series.

New rules for Rehabilitation Act Section 503 have recently taken effect that could potentially have a significant impact on the employment of people with disabilities.  With these new rules, employers who are federal contractors or subcontractors will be held more accountable for applying disability inclusive practices across employment processes, and for fully implementing the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).  Because Section 503 new rules are mainly directed toward employers, most supports and resources about the new rules have been created for them.  Yet, these new rules could also have significant impacts on vocational rehabilitation practitioners who not only work with individuals with disabilities, but provide consultation and services to business.  The new rules offer innovative and different opportunities to build partnerships with employers, provide critical consultation services to employers, and to create talent pipelines that include individuals with disabilities.  With the new rules recently becoming fully enforceable, vocational rehabilitation practitioners and consultants have a short window of time to be ready. 

 

Participants will learn:

 

  • How the new rules create opportunities to foster new opportunities for relationship building;
  • Challenges federal contractor and subcontractors may immediately face in attempting to implement and comply with the new regulations;
  • Approaches to self-assess their readiness to meet the needs represented by covered entities;
  • Where to find additional resources and information on the new provisions; and,

Implications for configuring and shaping new consultation services and supports for employers and business customers

 

6 CRC Credits will be available to those who attend all 4 webinars in the series.  

Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Thursday
January 08
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.2: Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process
Project: ediONLINE
Tuesday
January 13
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.3:Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA
Project: ediONLINE
Tuesday
January 13
Online Training | Guest Speaker
T1.E1.02 Functional Aspects of Disabilities (2 of 4) - Functional Aspects of Physical Disabilities

T1.E1.01-04 Functional Aspects of Disabilities

The 4-part Functional Aspects of Disabilities webinar series will provide supported employment professionals foundational information about disability-types and functional limitations that may be evident.  Seasoned professionals may also benefit from the resources that will be discussed. To receive certificate credit student must participate in all 4 webinars

The webinars will feature:

·      A framework for understanding function and disabilities classifications

·      The history, prevalence and terms used in relation to specific disabilities

·      Functional aspects of specific disabilities

·      Strategies, accommodations and resources to support long term employment success

Webinar I

Functional Aspects of Neuro Developmental Disabilities

Webinar II

Functional Aspects Physical Disabilities

Webinar III

Functional Aspects Psychological Disabilities

Webinar IV

Functional Aspects Sensory Disabilities

 

 

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE / ACCES-VR
Tuesday
January 13
Online Training | Joe Zesski
Facilitating at Conferences using the ADA Trainer Network Curriculum

January 13, 2015, 3-4 PM EST: 

Trainer Network Webinar: 

Facilitating at Conferences using the ADA Trainer Network Curriculum

This session will review techniques and strategies you can use to work with another trainer (who may or may not be a member of the Network) to deliver modules from the ADA Trainer Network curriculum as part of a larger conference presentation.  You will have an opportunity to share your ideas and experiences with trainers in Regions 2 and 3 (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic ADA Centers), and get some suggestions to enhance your own presentations!

Facilitator: Marian Vessels, Ann Deschamps, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Moderator:  Joe Zesski, Northeast ADA Center    

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
January 14
Online Training | Joe Zesski
Web Accessibility Regulations: Title II

 State and local governments have long had a requirement to ensure effective communication. People are familiar with providing sign language interpreters or alternate materials, but often don’t realize that this requirement extends to information accessed through the web. We will discuss the need of local government and other Title II entities to create accessible websites and media. We will also cover developments in the Title II ADA regulations. To register, please visit:

http://www.edi.cornell.edu/register/index.cfm?event=5052

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online
Thursday
January 15
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.4: Overview of SSDI and Impact of Earnings
Project: ediONLINE
Tuesday
January 20
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.5: Overview of Supplemental Security Income
Project: ediONLINE
Wednesday
January 21
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T1.C4 Business Engagement

 

T1.C4 Business Engagement

This advanced job placement course will provide the opportunity for employment specialists to learn techniques to create business partnerships. Participants will explore best practices from throughout the country and develop strategies for implementation at their organizations.

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      Methods to fully participate in one’s community as a strategy for business engagement

2.      Proactive strategies for image marketing and enhancement

3.      To create business partnership initiatives within their organization/community

4.      About regional, statewide and national business leadership initiatives pertaining to supported employment

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Identify opportunities for community engagement

2.      Expand potential business contacts in the community

3.      Become involved in a variety of venues for increased exposure to the community

4.      Become more visible in the community

5.      Improve their professional image in the community

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: New York, NY
Wednesday
January 21
Online Training | Ray Cebula
WISE Event
Project: BASS Webinars
Thursday
January 22
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T1.C3 Foundations of Job Placement

 

T1.C3 Foundations of Job Placement

Challenging economic times call for the mastery of creative and innovative job placement strategies. Organizations who have adopted the relationship-first approach to job development have found greater success and higher placement retention. This one-day course will focus on the strategies to maximize business partnerships and increase customized placements.

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      The difference between client-specific vs. relationship-building model of job development

2.      Common fears and challenges facing job developers

3.      Concepts of relationship marketing and networking

4.      How to speak “business” language

5.      How to conduct an effective job site analysis

6.      The relevance of labor market trends

7.      The importance of effective marketing tools

8.      Customized employment placement techniques

 

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Access and interpret local labor market information

2.      Conduct and interpret a job site analysis

3.      Design effective marketing tools

4.      Demonstrate knowledge of work incentives

5.      Demonstrate knowledge of laws and regulations relevant to supported employment placement

6.      Confidently function as an employment advocate and job placement specialist

7.      Make the business case for hiring individuals with disabilities using language that resonates with the business world

8.      Teach the job seeker the key concepts of self-advocacy during the pre- and post-job search phases

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Albany, NY
Thursday
January 22
Online Training | Matt Saleh
NYS PROMISE Lunchtime Learning Community Webinar
Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Thursday
January 22
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6: Overview of Supplemental Security Income
Project: ediONLINE
Friday
January 23
Training | Guest Speaker
T0.S2 Assessment and Employment Planning Seminar

T0.S2 Assessment and Employment Planning Seminar

Don’t miss this opportunity to join with ACCES-VR and the supported employment providers from your region to engage in an open dialogue to surface assessment and planning trends and issues. This seminar will bring together field leaders, employment specialists and vocational rehabilitation counselors to explore strategies for maximizing assessment efforts.

Individuals participating in this seminar can expect to:

 

  • Participate in open forum discussion designed to identify assessment trends and issues
  • Create a collective understanding of the role of assessment in the supported employment process
  • Discover strategies for teaching job seekers, their support team and professionals to make assessment a relevant and necessary step toward long term employment success
  • Design collaborative approaches for interpreting findings and writing employment plans that evolve with the job seeker        

Following this seminar, individuals will be able to:

 

  • Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of their assessment process
  • Work in partnership with ACCES-VR to orient job seekers to the role of assessment in the employment process

 

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Latham, NY
Monday
January 26
Online Training | Susanne Bruyere
GLADNET Annual General Meeting
Project: GLADNET
Monday
January 26
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Spring 2015
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Monday
January 26
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice - Orientation Spring 2015
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
January 27
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.7: Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives
Project: ediONLINE
Wednesday
January 28
Online Training | Valerie Malzer
NYS PROMISE Recruitment & Outreach Guide Training

This online training event will describe in detail the outreach and recruitment process to be used to recruit youth and families into NYS PROMISE. This will include discussion of:
 
-- Research practices and ethics
-- Recruitment processes and materials
-- Using the Recruitment Tracking Application
-- Regional recruitment targets
-- Special considerations in NYC
 
This online training is intended for NYS PROMISE Research Demonstration Sites and Parent Centers. There will be significant time allowed for Q&A. This training will be recorded and future trainings will be offered.

Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Wednesday
January 28
Online Training | Joe Zesski
Exams and Testing

 The web has opened up new avenues for people with disabilities to participate in education, business, and government. . Many private and public institutions conduct much of their business on the web including administering exams and courses. This webinar will discuss the accessibility requirements and challenges for Title II and III organizations in delivering these materials to individuals with disabilities effectively and in compliance with Title II and III ADA requirements. To register, please visit: http://www.edi.cornell.edu/register/index.cfm?event=5053

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online
Thursday
January 29
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.1: Overpayments and SSDI and SSI Benefits
Project: ediONLINE
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