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.
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.
Around 2.5 million people in Europe daily attend sheltered workshops to perform their work in a protected environment that provides them with assistance and support. Today Article 27 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is setting the scene concerning the right to work for people with disabilities and how society should respond to make sure that this right is fully enjoyed. The model of sheltered workshops is questioned on three issues: inclusiveness of the working environment, labor law rights, and the low transition rate towards the open labor market.
During this collaborative online webinar presented by EASPD and GLADNET, presenters will discuss the results of a SWOT analysis conducted on sheltered workshops in Europe, and an analysis of the meaning of Article 27 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its implementation when it comes to practice. The webinar will address the strengths and weaknesses of sheltered workshops in light of the U.N. Convention and how the sector should move forward. Participants will explore the findings of the SWOT research, including the overlap of definitions and concepts; the dual-edged nature of sheltered workshops (i.e. the fact that these services do provide work and rehabilitation, but in a segregated setting), which is seen as a strength yet triggers many concerns; and the needed reframing of the service’s purpose in light of the U.N. Convention’s focus on integrated employment outcomes.
A reflection will be given by GLADNET and EASPD.
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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