Expanding Career Pathways for Youth and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

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This webinar from the National Institute of Mental Health will focus on the importance of employment as a social determinant of health. The webinar will look specifically at how to improve access to competitive, integrated employment for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum. During the webinar, participants will hear about the benefits of work-based learning, learn about resources to support workplace accommodations, and gain a deeper understanding of the link between work and health.


Seniors Against Scams

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This webinar will provide an overview of Seniors Against Scams, an education curriculum that highlights popular scams targeting vulnerable older adults. During the webinar, participants will hear from four directors who implemented the program at their senior centers and learn about evaluation results. This program is now available for implementation at senior centers, and the webinar will provide resources, guides, press release templates, survey tools and tips to assist those interested in starting the program.

Newly Approved Evidence-Based Programs to Help Expand Your Programming and Reach

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This webinar will discuss four programs that were recently approved for the Older Americans Act Title III-D evidence-based program pre-approved list. The four programs featured are:

  • Respecting Choices
  • ¡Sí, Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes! (¡Sí, Yo Puedo!), 
  • Health Matters
  • Tai Chi Prime

During the webinar, participants will learn about how each of these evidence-based initiatives can help reach new participants and address diverse health needs.

SSI Self-Help for Overpayments: Administrative Waivers

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This webinar will discuss the steps an SSI recipient should take if they receive a notice of overpayment from the Social Security Administration. Presenters will explore options including appealing the determination of an overpayment and requesting a waiver. Participants will also learn how advocates can assist individuals through processes such as filing a waiver application, asking for an administrative waiver, and establishing a monthly payment plan. 


Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure and Community Connect

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The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is putting on its first annual conference, Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure and Community Connect. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Christopher Reeve’s spinal cord injury, and this event is a unique opportunity to bring together the community, key thought leaders and individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of people with paralysis and related disabilities.

Measuring Home and Community-Based Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

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This webinar will examine how to measure access and outcomes for home and community-based services. The webinar will focus on the importance of data, with a spotlight on data from the National Core Indicators - Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD™), a collaborative effort between ADvancing States and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). Participants will learn how to use data from NCI-AD and other sources to measure the access older adults and people with disabilities have to transportation, employment, and service coordination.

Solutions to Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages and Lack of Funding

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This webinar will focus on the national shortage of mental and behavioral health care workers, a problem which is particularly pronounced in rural areas. Participants will learn about efforts to improve recruitment and training in many mental health disciplines. The webinar will also review initiatives such as tele-behavioral health programs and the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program. 

This webinar is part of the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Webinar Series.

Presenter: Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D.

Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement: A Collaborative Approach to Programs for People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Their Families

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This webinar will focus on the case study of Tennessee’s Employment and Community First CHOICES program, which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Reframe Public Understanding of Your Work to Increase Funding and Awareness

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WellSky is hosting an upcoming webinar on how human service agencies can increase understanding of their services and marshal public support and funding. During this webinar, participants will learn how to improve communications in order to overcome misperceptions and address stereotypes around "charity". This webinar will incorporate tools from the National Human Services Assembly’s National Reframing Initiative, which has proven to significantly increase public understanding of human services.

Occupational Therapy and Social Work: Offering Community-Based Approaches to Support People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers

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This webinar will describe how occupational therapy and social work can benefit people living with dementia and their caregivers. Participants will learn about community-based approaches utilizing social workers to serve people living with dementia and their caregivers.  The webinar will also discuss LiveWell’s ACL-ADPI project, which uses evidence-based/informed occupational therapy interventions for people living alone with dementia, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia, and for those with distressing behaviors.


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