I&R/A Webinars

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The I&R Support Center hosts webinars on a regular basis with I&R Specialists concerning topics of interest to those who work in the field of aging and disability Information and Referral/Assistance. Webinars are recorded and are available for on-demand viewing at no cost on ADvancing States IQ, our online learning center. Webinar presentations and any handouts are available with the webinar recordings. If you are new to ADvancing States IQ, simply create an account for yourself to access recorded webinars. See the table below for available webinars; search functions allow you to find webinars by keyword, content category, or year. Click the title of the webinar to access the recording and materials on IQ. 

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I&R Webinars

Title Description Date
Assistive Technology Act Programs: Improving Access to AT for People of All Ages

Assistive Technology Act Programs increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and older adults. Programs support a continuum of AT services, from public awareness and information and assistance to loans and reuse programs. This webinar discussed the Assistive Technology Act, state programs and services, and ways that AT can be useful to individuals across the lifespan.

IQ Category: Consumer Access to Services

April 23, 2019
Retirement Issues and Referrals: Resources for I&R/A Providers

This webinar discussed retirement issues and referrals. This webinar covered the basics of retirement plans, common issues experienced by retirees and family members, resources that promote retirement security, and referrals for pension counseling and help. Our presenter was Emily Spreiser, Legal Program Director, Pension Rights Center.

IQ Category: Consumer Access to Services

November 7, 2018
National Volunteer Caregiving Network

This webinar discussed volunteer caregiving programs that help promote the health, well-being and independence of older adults and people with disabilities. This webinar, which reprised an AIRS conference workshop, taught participants how to identify the contact for the nearest volunteer caregiving program in their area; understand the types of services available through Volunteer Caregiving; and make appropriate referrals to their local volunteer caregiving organization. Our presenters were Tammy Glenn, Acting Executive Director and Vice President for the National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN), Jim Archer, NVCN Trustee, and Paula Marrone-Reese, National LEAD Ambassador. 

IQ Category: Community Integration

September 20, 2018
VA System of Care

This webinar discussed resources for caregivers of veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program offers a menu of services to support family members and friends who care for Veterans at home and in their communities. The VA Caregiver Support Line is a national call center staffed by licensed social workers, who provide information and assist caregivers and Veterans in accessing services and supports through the VA. Our presenter was Christy Reynolds, LMSW, Program Coordinator with the VA Caregiver Support Line.

IQ Category: Community Integration

June 12, 2018
Building Capacity to Serve Older Adults with Mental Health Conditions

This webinar discussed serving older adults with mental health conditions and capacity-building initiatives for this population. Our presenter, Jocelyn Chen Wise, serves as Project Director at the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression, an initiative of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Emory University. As Project Director, Jocelyn provides support for community projects including the Fuqua Center’s work in affordable senior housing, and she serves as a social worker in the outpatient geriatric psychiatry clinic to assist individuals and families navigating mental health and aging resources. 

IQ Category: Consumer Access to Services

January 19, 2018
ADA Network National Overview

This webinar discussed how the resources and training of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network can assist you in this work. This webinar provided an overview of the ten regional ADA centers and their activities, reviewed the basics of ADA civil rights protections, and highlighted how the ADA applies to older adults with age-onset disabilities. Our presenter was Michael Richardson, Director of the Northwest ADA Center.

IQ Category: Community Integration

August 8, 2017
Responding to Elder Abuse: Resource for Information and Referral Programs

This webinar shared about the resources of the U.S Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Elder Justice Initiative. Our presenters shared key statistics on elder abuse, provided an overview of the types and warning signs of abuse, and demonstrated the resources available through the Elder Justice Initiative website. The webinar also highlighted the role of the national Eldercare Locator. This webinar is brought to you by ADvancing States’s I&R Support Center, AIRS and n4a. Our presenters were Maria Shumar, Victim Specialist Consultant, and Andy Mao, Elder Justice Initiative Coordinator, from the Department of Justice, and Patrice Earnest, Director, Eldercare Locator, n4a.

IQ Category: Preventing Abuse and Exploitation

June 29, 2017