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Week: February 17 to February 23, 2013
All Events
Date Title
February 18
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA New Regulations & Emerging Issues: San Juan, PR

During this two-day event, you will learn about important legislative and policy updates and more about some of the recent issues that have been emerging in the disability field. During this professional development opportunity, you will have a chance to discuss these important topics with our faculty and with fellow participants. HRCI and CRCC credits will be offered and real-time Spanish translation will be provided in Puerto Rico.

Please Note: We are holding the same event on St. Thomas, St. Croix, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please register for the event that is most convenient for you. Remember to register for one event only! Register Early! These sessions fill up quickly and registration will be on a first come/first served basis. Attendance at this event is free. However, if you register for the event but are unable to attend, you MUST cancel by 4 PM on Friday, February 1, 2013 by notifying Katie Steigerwalt at or calling 607-255-8660. If you register and do not attend, you will be charged a $200 fee, as we will have a waiting list of people who wish to attend if you choose not to.

Refreshments: Coffee and Tea will be provided each morning and a working lunch will be provided on both days. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer snacks at break or breakfast foods due to restrictions imposed by our funding agency, so please plan accordingly.

San Juan
La Concha – A Renaissance Resort

1077 Ashford Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
Hotel Telephone- 787.721.7500

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: San Juan, PR
February 19
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.5: Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Lecture, PowerPoint presentation and written materials will guide participants through the complex maze of rules and regulations controlling the SSI program. Special knowledge will be gained concerning just how to deal with crises when they erupt. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
February 19
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 6

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.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
February 20
Online Training | Bill Erickson
New research tools for exploring disability, rehabilitation-related national-survey and administrative claims data

Population-based data sources such as national surveys and administrative claims data are valuable resources for testing hypotheses and generating national-level estimates about disability and rehabilitation related-issues. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify what datasets are available and further what data are most appropriate for addressing a specific research interest. This presentation will introduce two new innovative web-based free resources designed to help researchers learn: • What datasets related to disability and rehabilitation are out there? • What topics are covered in each dataset? • What are the dataset strengths and limitations? • How do I access the datasets?

Project: University of Texas Medical Branch
February 21
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6 Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain information that will assist SSDI beneficiaries who wish to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
February 21
Online Training
Building Inclusion through Creative Hiring and Collaboration

This webinar will provide the elements needed to create a workforce that intentionally includes people with disabilities. These elements are applicable for large corporations as well as small businesses. Learning Objectives: Awareness of the data that demonstrates the business case for disability inclusion Understand key steps involved in launching a new hiring initiative Understand how to create and manage relationships with community entities that can assist in recruitment, training and retention efforts

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Southeast ADA Center
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