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Month: December, 2014
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Date Title
Monday
December 01
Conference | Thomas Golden
NYS PROMISE Fall 2014 Learning Community

The NYS PROMISE project learning community is convened twice a year in Albany, NY. Attendees include the researchers, research demonstration sites, disability service providers, parent centers, stakeholders, a statewide steering commitee, and statewide agencies and organizations involved in the NYS PROMISE grant.

 

The theme for this learning community is "Outreach and Recruitment". The NYS PROMISE partners will hear a keynote speach by Thomas Golden of Cornell University, attend regional reporting sessions, learn about benefits skill buiding, and network with their regional and statewide NYS PROMISE partners. 

The NYS PROMISE is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education, H418P130011. For more information about the NYS PROMISE project, please visit our website at www.nyspromise.org

Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Sponsor: Cornell University/OMH/RFMH
Location: Albany, NY
Monday
December 01
Conference | Arun Karpur
NYS PROMISE Learning Community Semi-annual Meeting
Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Location: Albany, NY
Monday
December 01
Conference | Hannah Rudstam
Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Veterans’ reemployment, disabilities and the workplace

As a country, no one wants to repeat the mistakes of the Vietnam era when veterans were largely shunned from community and work life.  A key part of avoiding these mistakes is the need to recognize the unique issues faced by the roughly 50% of veterans who will return from service with a disability.  This session summarizes two research studies conducted by Cornell on beliefs and practices related to veterans with disabilities transitioning into civilian employment.  One of these studies focuses on veterans with disabilities themselves; the other focuses on employers.  The findings from both these studies are distilled into ten simple recommendations for practice that will enable employers to be more effective in hiring and retaining veterans with disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: DANDI Conference
Location: New York City, NY
Monday
December 01
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 14
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Wednesday
December 03
Training | Susan Barlow
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: Long Island, NY
Wednesday
December 03
Online Training | EDI General Partner
Writing Pure and Simple: Plain Language Communication in the field of Disability

Communicating in the field of disability has its own set of challenges.  How can we communicate clearly for our broad range of stakeholders, each with their own language, needs and level of understanding?  How can we hold true to legal or policy terms while keeping writing simple?  How can we keep communications brief without using jargon or acronyms?  These and other dilemmas are faced almost daily by those who communicate about disability issues.   During this webinar, we will use both presentation and conversation to show key points about plain language writing in the disability field.    

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: KT Committee, ADA National Network
Location: Online
Thursday
December 04
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: New York City, NY
Monday
December 08
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 15
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
December 09
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
Wednesday
December 10
Online Training | EDI General Partner
GLADNET Webinar Series: From Alms to Income: Begging as an overlooked issue of disability and poverty
Project: GLADNET
Wednesday
December 10
Online Training | Thomas Golden
Leveraging Section 503 Regulations to Advance Employment Opportunities with Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

Second Webinar in Four Webinar Series 

Many employers are not as yet equipped to know how to effectively retain an employee who incurs a disabling condition or chronic health condition. In addition, employees with disabilities are far less likely to get advancement and promotional opportunities than their nondisabled peers, and are also often in lower pay and lower level positions within their employment settings.  This webinar will document these disparities, and offer ways for rehabilitation practitioners to assist employers in beginning to meaningfully self-assess whether people with disabilities are given equitable opportunities within their workplace settings, and identify workplace policies and practices that can contribute to improving retention and opportunities for promotion and advancement. 

 

Participants will learn:

 

  • How current data can assist us in identifying likely problems in retention and advancement of people with disabilities;
  • How workplaces can begin to self-assess and identify where they might have problems in inequities in retention and advancement;
  • Workplace policies and practices that can facilitate retention;
  • The role of Human Resource professionals and managers in facilitating retention and advancement of people with disabilities; and
  • Implications for providing consultation to employers and business customers.

6 CRC credit hours will be available to those that complete all four webinars in the series.  Next one is 1/7/2015.

Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Wednesday
December 10
Online Training | Erin Sember
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Back to Basics

Even though it's been nearly 25 years since the passing of the ADA, many of us are still often unsure or unclear about what the ADA covers, and who and what it applies to.  This webinar will feature the Northeast ADA Center Technical Assistance Team sharing, and answering, some of the ADA related questions that are still most often asked by our constituents in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, New York and New Jersey.  We will primarily focus on the ADA's definition of disability, the basic requirements related to accessibility and accommodations within employment, public, and private business settings, and how you can file a disability discrimination or ADA violation complaint.  This webinar would likely be of interest to anyone looking to learn and understand more about the basic components of the ADA! 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online
Friday
December 12
Online Training | Ray Cebula
T2.E5.04 Advanced Issues in Supported Employment (Part 4 of 4): Advancing Use of the Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities

T2.E5.04 Advanced Social Security Issues (Part 4 of 4): Advancing Use of the Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities

Description: The NYS Medicaid Buy-In for Working Persons with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) is still one of the “best kept secrets” in the public benefits world.  Learn how this valuable program can continue to provide full Medicaid benefits to workers with disabilities whether or not they have previously been recipients of SSI/DI. This impressive program can often mean the difference between continuing work and not working at all, and provide a critical health care safety net for individuals engaged in employment.

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
Monday
December 15
Online Training
Transition PDSC Training Webinar
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: Online
Tuesday
December 16
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: East Rochester, NY
Wednesday
December 17
Online Training | Ray Cebula
WISE Event
Project: BASS Webinars
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