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Month: April, 2014
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Date Title
Tuesday
April 01
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.4: Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Employment Services and Caseload and File Management

Through the use of a Power Point presentation, lecture and written materials participants will become acquainted with the great variety of agencies and partners that may be involved with a beneficiarys return to work.  Most importantly, what steps can be taken to ensure that all players are on the same page and none of the various plans conflict!  When the beneficiary enters a crisis period what is the practitioners role?  And how do you build time into your schedule to provide immediate assistance. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
April 01
Online Training | Bill Erickson
Disability Status Report

Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) will host a free online webinar on April 1 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT to present the findings of the 2012 Disability Status Report. The free webinar will explore the Census Bureau’s December 2013 release of the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) data related to disability and employment, education, poverty, household income and labor earnings.

 

Project: EDI (General)
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
April 02
Workshop | Carol Blessing
Employment Event: Psychiatric Center
Project: OMH- Recovery Oriented Organization Transformation System (ROOTS)
Location: Staten Island, NY
Thursday
April 03
Training | Ray Cebula
Tools to Support Enhanced Work outcomes of Individuals Who Recieve Disability Benefits (SSI/SSDI)

 

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Hauppauge, NY
Thursday
April 03
Non-EDI Webinars | ADA Center Partner
ADA "Trusted Tester Program": Section 508, Department of Homeland Security

Submit A Question for this session.

Federal agencies are responsible for accurately evaluating information and communication technology for Section 508 compliance. This webinar will provide an overview of the standards-based approach developed and used by the Department of Homeland Security for testing and evaluating Web and software applications. The presenters will discuss how their need for reliable and repeatable testing across agencies pushed them to develop the "Trusted Tester" concept.

Presenters:
  • William Peterson
    Executive Director
    Office of Accessible Systems & Technology-Department of Homeland Security
  • Tim Creagan
    Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology
    US Access Board
Continuing Education Recognition Available:
  • Certificate of Attendance (Free)

 

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Monday
April 07
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 11
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
April 08
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE Q & A Exam Review
Project: ediONLINE
Wednesday
April 09
Workshop | Carol Blessing
Employment Event: Psychiatric Center
Project: OMH- Recovery Oriented Organization Transformation System (ROOTS)
Location: Syracuse, NY
Wednesday
April 09
Online Training
EDI Web Team Techinars: Presenter Portal
Project: EDI (General)
Wednesday
April 09
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Leadership in a Disability Inclusive Workplace: Disability and Diversity for Managers and Supervisors

Over the last five years, there have been significant changes in the landscape of disability inclusiveness in the workplace.  What do managers and supervisors need to do to ensure that they are not only in compliance with new laws and policies, but also ensure that they have a workplace where everyone can contribute to the full extent of their talents.  During this session, we will co-explore key situations and dilemmas around disability in the workplace as they apply to leading and coaching employees with disabilities.  This will include hiring, disclosure, accommodation, retention, inclusion, disability inquiry and other issues.  Also, we will focus on issues related to collecting medical information and disability inquiry.  The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Michelle Weldon
Location: Hudson Co, NJ
Wednesday
April 09
Online Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
Accessible Healthcare: Legal, Human, and Practical

 People with disabilities have the same healthcare needs as everyone else, yet access to community health resources can be challenging at best.  This can result in substandard care and lack of routine medical tests for many people with disabilities.  This webinar will provide critical information on how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to health care providers and how community based healthcare providers can work effectively with people with disabilities in their communities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
April 10
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Leadership in a Disability Inclusive Workplace: Disability and Diversity for Managers and Supervisors

Over the last five years, there have been significant changes in the landscape of disability inclusiveness in the workplace.  What do managers and supervisors need to do to ensure that they are not only in compliance with new laws and policies, but also ensure that they have a workplace where everyone can contribute to the full extent of their talents.  During this session, we will co-explore key situations and dilemmas around disability in the workplace as they apply to leading and coaching employees with disabilities.  This will include hiring, disclosure, accommodation, retention, inclusion, disability inquiry and other issues.  Also, we will focus on issues related to collecting medical information and disability inquiry.  The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Michelle Weldon
Location: Hudson Co, NJ
Friday
April 11
Online Training | Judy Young
Opening the Doors of Small Business to People with Disabilities: Moving Up the Ramp

 

People with disabilities comprise the single largest minority group in the U.S., yet they are significantly underrepresented in today’s labor market. To help small businesses leverage this under tapped talent pool, this two-part webcast series highlights:
  • how the costs of employing people with disabilities, including workers' compensation, health care, accommodations, and legal costs, are much lower than assumed
  • benefits of employing people with disabilities, including retention, productivity, attendance, safety, team performance, and financial incentives
  • how to gain top management commitment to an initiative to employ people with disabilities
  • how to hire qualified employees with disabilities
  • the critical few best practices and successful initiatives to increase the number of individuals with disabilities that fit a small business budget
Presenters:
Peter Linkow, Managing Director, Lead Diversity and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board
Judy Young, Assistant Director, Training and Development for the Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University
Kathy West-Evans, Director of Business Relations for CSAVR (Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation)

 

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: The Conference Board, Employer Assistance and Resource Network
Friday
April 11
Online Training | Ray Cebula
NABWIS Webinar
Project: External Clients
Friday
April 11
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners Tech Test # 2
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Monday
April 14
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 12
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Friday
April 18
Online Training | PIP Partner
Technology Meets Systems Change: Evolution of the NYS Partners in Policymaking Program

This presentation shows how New York State uses on-line training in  teaching individuals with disabilities and families how to work with policymakers.

NYS Partners in Policymaking®, a long-standing, well-respected statewide training program, utilizes a blended online learning model .  This model complements diverse learning styles, addresses barriers to participation, and maintains core values of the national program.   A major emphasis is on facilitating connections between individuals with disabilities, family members, and policymakers working toward community inclusion and equal opportunities. 

 

The structure of the current program, the challenges and successes of implementing a web-based learning platform and  initial data collection and  findings  will be discussed. A Q & A time will be included in the presentation.

Project: Partners in Policymaking
Monday
April 21
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLD Conversations Webinar Series

The Company You Keep defines how we are known and how we come to know others. In this webinar Carol Blessing explores the concept of social empowerment with the context of citizenship and disability.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Monday
April 21
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 13
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
April 22
Online Training | Judy Young
Opening the Doors of Small Business to People with Disabilities: Keeping the Doors Wide Open

People with disabilities comprise the single largest minority group seeking employment in the U.S., yet they are significantly underrepresented in today’s labor market.  To help small businesses leverage this under tapped talent pool, this two-part webcast series highlights:
  • creating a workplace where people with disabilities excel which also benefits employees without disabilities
  • strategies for on-boarding and providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities,  work climate management, employee resource groups, and mentoring
  • how employing people with disabilities help grow the business
  • the critical few best practices and successful initiatives to increase the number of individuals with disabilities that fit a small business budget
Presenters:
 
Peter Linkow, Managing Director, Lead Diversity and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board
 
Judy Young, Assistant Director, Training and Development for the Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: The Conference Board, Employer Assistance and Resource Network
Wednesday
April 23
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Thursday
April 24
Online Training | Kathleen Lee
Marching Beyond Compliance

With increased government focus on diversity in the private sector, including veterans and individuals with disabilities, employers have even more reason to review their organization’s diversity and inclusion practices. Increased diversity in the workplace has been shown to increase innovation and creativity, reduce turnover, and result in a more qualified workforce.  With new federal contractor rules on nondiscrimination and affirmative action for veterans and individuals with disabilities going into effect in March, now is the time to learn about available tools and solutions to increasing your workplace diversity. 
 
In this program, presenters Christine V. Walters, MAS, JD, SPHR of the FiveL Company, and Kathleen Lee, MS of Cornell University’s National Employer Technical Assistance Center on Employment of People with Disabilities, will offer effective practices for defining your diversity strategy and information about key resources to help you succeed, including a free recruitment program that matches employers with qualified students with disabilities.

 

 

 

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Monday
April 28
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLD Conversations Webinar Series

Aaron Johannes-Rosenberg and Barb Goode discuss strategies for building relationships that cultivate relationships of reciprocity and leadership with people with intellectual disabilities.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Monday
April 28
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 14
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
April 29
Training | LaWanda Cook
Increasing Access to the Hudson River Estuary for Individuals with Disabilities: What Site Managers Need to Know

Come learn about the Hudson Estuary Accessibility Project, its potential impact on area recreation sites and businesses, and how to meet the needs of visitors and patrons with disabilities.

This interactive session will include an overview of perceptions of disability and the need for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the rights and responsibilities of public recreation entities and private business under the ADA, the business case for disability-friendliness, and tips for interacting effectively and respectfully with people with different types of disabilities.

This is a closed event. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Hyde Park, NY
March 2014   |   May 2014
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