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Month: September, 2014
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Date Title
Wednesday
September 03
Online Training | Ray Cebula
San Diego Review Webinar
Project: ediONLINE
Thursday
September 04
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.1: Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Monday
September 08
Online Training
Transition PDSC Training Webinar
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: Online
Monday
September 08
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 2
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
September 09
Online Training | Susanne Bruyere
GLADNET Board Meeting

September Board Meeting

Project: GLADNET
Tuesday
September 09
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.2: Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Wednesday
September 10
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
School’s Out, Now What? Inclusive Extra-Curricular Activities

 The Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the ADA require that public schools provide program access for students with disabilities. These requirements extend to extra-curricular events offered by the school. This webinar will include a review of the US Department of Education’s January 2013 letter detailing the obligation of public schools to include students with disabilities in athletic programming under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. It will also consider the benefits of inclusion for students with and without disabilities. 


Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
September 11
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.3:Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Friday
September 12
Presentation | Jennifer Perry
ASLA Accessibility and Exterior Routes and Inclusive Environments

This program will provide ASLA members with an overview of exterior accessible route components and touch on Inclusive Play Environments.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ASLA
Location: New York City, NY
Monday
September 15
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T2.C1 Facilitating Job Coaching and Employment Supports

 

T2.C1 Facilitating Job Coaching and Employment Supports

Supported Employment success depends on designing effective and efficient employment supports. This one-day course will explore the role of the employment specialist and the skills needed to support learning and long-term job retention

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      How our own values and life experience impact practice

2.      The significance and impact of workplace culture on employment success

3.      The “art” of facilitating effective employment supports both in and out of the workplace

4.      Job/Task analysis skills

5.      Job site accommodation and job modification strategies

6.      Theories of teaching and learning

7.      Techniques to adapt practice to match learning preferences

8.      Systematic/Differentiated instruction

9.      Expeditionary Learning principles

10.  The nuances of the fading process

11.  To discover and utilize natural supports

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Identify roles and responsibilities of employment specialists on the job site

2.      Identify their own learning and teaching preferences

3.      Adapt teaching strategies to meet the learning preferences of the supported employee

4.      Work with employer to develop a comprehensive training plan

5.      Demonstrate strategies and techniques in practice with both employers and supported employees

6.      Maintain records of progress and strategies to address periodic performance issues

7.      Conduct task and job analysis

8.      Access resources to identify and facilitate workplace accommodations and modifications

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Syracuse, NY
Monday
September 15
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 3
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
September 16
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.4: Overview of SSDI and Impact of Earnings Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Wednesday
September 17
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: BASS Webinars
Thursday
September 18
Online Training | EARN Partner
Creating an Inclusive Culture: Increasing Self-Identification

Are your employees with disabilities not out? Learn practical information on some emerging practices associated with encouraging people with disabilities to self-identify.

Learning Objectives:  
  • Identification of best and emerging practices to encourage self-identification
  • Receive tips and tools for hiring managers on disclosure
  • Learn strategies for fostering disability allies

Presenters:

  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Policy Policy, AT & T
  • Lori B. Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader, Americas Talent Team, Ernst & Young, LLP 
  • Megan Mauney, Ed. M, Accessibility Consultant, Florida Blue
  • Robert (Bob) J. Vetere, Senior Workplace Accommodations Specialist, Northrop Grumman

HRCI credits will be available to participants.

Click here to register.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
September 18
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.5: Overview of Supplemental Security Income Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Thursday
September 18
Online Training | Valerie Malzer
NYS PROMISE Recruitment & Outreach Training

This 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 training is intended for NYS PROMISE Research Demonstration Sites and Parent Centers. There will significant time allowed for Q&A.

Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Sponsor: NYS PROMISE
Location: WebEx
Thursday
September 18
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners Module 6 Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
September 19
Online Training | Thomas Golden
T2.E5.03 Advanced Issues in Supported Employment (Part 3 of 4): Creating Long-term Sustainable Funding through NYS' Partnership Plus

T2.E5.03 Advanced Social Security Issues (Part 3 of 4): Creating Long-term Sustainable Funding through NYS' Partnership Plus

Dwindling and time-limited financial resources can often pose a barrier to the sustainable, long-term employment and career advancement of individuals with disabilities.  The Ticket to Work Partnership Plus provides an important tool for advancing the employment outcomes of individuals who receive SSI/DI—braiding resources available through ACCES-VR and the Ticket.  Learn about the New York Employment Support System (NYESS), and how being a part of the NYS Partnership Plus model can advantage both your organization and individuals you serve.

To receive certificate credit, you must attend all four webinar events

Description: This four-part event has been designed to equip the supported employment practitioner in dealing with advanced issues pertaining to public disability benefits, and navigating the employment process.  It is recommended that individuals considering participating in this series have completed some basic training in utilization of work incentives as a tool to promoting more effective employment outcomes.  Each webinar will be 90 minutes in duration, and will provide opportunity for applied learning.  The NYS CASE will continue to cultivate the skills and development of supported employment practitioners in working more effectively with individuals who receive disability benefits through this distance-based Community of Practice.

Individuals participating in this series will learn:

1.      How work incentive support plans can increase earnings potential

2.      How the Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) can provide a health care safety net

3.      What causes overpayments, how to support individuals who have them

4.      How the Ticket to Work Partnership Plus can create a viable, long-term, sustainable source of new income to support long-term employment outcomes

 

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Develop, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of work incentive support plans

2.      Provide supported employees with information and supports needed to access the MBI-WPD program

3.      Take proactive measures to help individuals avoid overpayments, and refer those with active overpayments for appeals support

4.      Braid resources currently available for supported employment with Ticket to Work, by participating in Partnership Plus through NYESS

 

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE / ACCES-VR
Location: Online Webinar
Friday
September 19
Online Training | Jennifer Perry
Housing Issue for People with Disabilities: The ADA and other laws

Housing is essential to human survival. This commodity affords the physiological and emotional reassurance needed for citizens to engage in meaningful activities in society (Maslow, 1943). When you think of the term home, thoughts of comfort and security come to mind. However, the shortage of accessible housing in the U.S., compiled with discrimination in the housing market, reduces the availability of housing for citizens with disabilities and complicates their experiences within their homes. This webinar will cover some of the housing issues confronted by individuals with disabilities, and the different disability laws that are designed to facilitate access to appropriate housing.

 

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Northeast ADA Center
Monday
September 22
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T2.C1 Facilitating Job Coaching and Employment Supports

 

T2.C1 Facilitating Job Coaching and Employment Supports

Supported Employment success depends on designing effective and efficient employment supports. This one-day course will explore the role of the employment specialist and the skills needed to support learning and long-term job retention

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      How our own values and life experience impact practice

2.      The significance and impact of workplace culture on employment success

3.      The “art” of facilitating effective employment supports both in and out of the workplace

4.      Job/Task analysis skills

5.      Job site accommodation and job modification strategies

6.      Theories of teaching and learning

7.      Techniques to adapt practice to match learning preferences

8.      Systematic/Differentiated instruction

9.      Expeditionary Learning principles

10.  The nuances of the fading process

11.  To discover and utilize natural supports

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Identify roles and responsibilities of employment specialists on the job site

2.      Identify their own learning and teaching preferences

3.      Adapt teaching strategies to meet the learning preferences of the supported employee

4.      Work with employer to develop a comprehensive training plan

5.      Demonstrate strategies and techniques in practice with both employers and supported employees

6.      Maintain records of progress and strategies to address periodic performance issues

7.      Conduct task and job analysis

8.      Access resources to identify and facilitate workplace accommodations and modifications

 

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Long Island, NY
Monday
September 22
Online Training | EARN Partner
Do Ask, Do Tell: Encouraging Disability Self-ID in an Inclusive Workplace

New regulations require that government contractors ask U.S. job applicants and employees to self-identify if they have a disability. How can employers build an inclusive workplace where people feel safe answering “yes” to this question?

Companies doing business with the U.S. government have a new mandate as of March 24, 2014: People with disabilities (PWDs) must represent at least 7 percent of job applicants and 7 percent of every job group.

New research from The Conference Board shows what companies are doing today to build a disability-inclusive culture. Hear Prudential’s strategy for achieving this while also meeting the new federal requirements for government contractors.

While 20 percent of workers will have a disability during their career, disclosing this in the workplace can be risky. Are PWDs more likely to self-identify in organizations that have a disability-inclusive culture?

Presenters:

  • Dr. Mary Young, Principal Researcher Human Capital, The Conference Board
  • Michele C. Green, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Ashton A. Holt, Director, EEO & Diversity Analytics, Prudential Financial, Inc.

 Audience learning objectives or takeaways

  • How are companies collecting information about the representation of people with disabilities in their applicant pool and workforce?
  • Which strategies do companies find most effective for building a disability-inclusive workplace?
  • How can companies increase the number of applicants and employees with disabilities who self-identify as such?

HRCI credits will be available to participants.

Click here to register.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Monday
September 22
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 4
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
September 23
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6: Overview of Supplemental Security Income Click Here to Register
Project: ediONLINE
Wednesday
September 24
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T2.C1 Facilitating Job Coaching and Employment Supports

 

T2.C1 Facilitating Job Coaching and Employment Supports

Supported Employment success depends on designing effective and efficient employment supports. This one-day course will explore the role of the employment specialist and the skills needed to support learning and long-term job retention

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      How our own values and life experience impact practice

2.      The significance and impact of workplace culture on employment success

3.      The “art” of facilitating effective employment supports both in and out of the workplace

4.      Job/Task analysis skills

5.      Job site accommodation and job modification strategies

6.      Theories of teaching and learning

7.      Techniques to adapt practice to match learning preferences

8.      Systematic/Differentiated instruction

9.      Expeditionary Learning principles

10.  The nuances of the fading process

11.  To discover and utilize natural supports

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Identify roles and responsibilities of employment specialists on the job site

2.      Identify their own learning and teaching preferences

3.      Adapt teaching strategies to meet the learning preferences of the supported employee

4.      Work with employer to develop a comprehensive training plan

5.      Demonstrate strategies and techniques in practice with both employers and supported employees

6.      Maintain records of progress and strategies to address periodic performance issues

7.      Conduct task and job analysis

8.      Access resources to identify and facilitate workplace accommodations and modifications

 

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: New York, NY
Wednesday
September 24
Online Training | Valerie Malzer
NYS PROMISE Intervention Training

 

This training event will describe the NYS PROMISE intervention and processes, including:
  • PROMISE background and context
  • Definitions and components of PROMISE services
  • Making referrals, providing services, reporting and billing
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Technical assistance

This training is intended for NYS PROMISE partners: Parent Centers, Research Demonstration Sites and Service Providers. There will significant time allowed for Q&A.

 

 

Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Sponsor: NYS PROMISE
Location: Webex
Wednesday
September 24
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
FDWC News Hour Click Here to Register
Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: eFedLink
Monday
September 29
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 5
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
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