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2021 Employment and Transition Webinars

NCCDD is hosting a series of ten Employment and Transition Webinars to educate and inform stakeholders for Employment First, transition professionals, self-advocates and families, job coaching/CRP staff, and MCO staff with an array of state and nationally recognized content experts, to provide the context and necessary components for a statewide system that provides and sustains integrated employment for all North Carolinians living with a developmental disability, regardless of complexity or needed level of support.

The webinars will be held every other Thursday, from April 15 - August 19, 2021 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM via Zoom. The webinar will include breaks and time for Q&As with leading experts in employment and transition planning for people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. 

Learn more below and register via Zoom. 


APRIL 15 - Why Employment First Must Be A Priority In North Carolina

During this webinar the audience will be provided with: an overview of federal laws and regulations setting competitive integrated employment as a national priority with and outcome for all federal funding streams, including Medicaid; the most recent national outcomes data for persons living with developmental disabilities - in special education transition, SSI and earned income, receiving employment services from both state VR and DDD, labor/workforce participation and living in poverty – and data from leading states and North Carolina’s relative standing.

Speaker: Allan I. Bergman, Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy, nationally recognized policy and systems change advocate, and parent of two adult daughters living with developmental disabilities.

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APRIL 29 - Charting the Life Course and Person-Centered Thinking

This webinar will introduce the process, materials and tools from Charting the Life Course and the fundamentals of Person-Centered Thinking to facilitate the achievement of self-determination, interdependence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of community life.

Speaker: Barbara Brent, NASDDDS, and Molly Cole, Connecticut, UCED

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MAY 20 - Transition from School to Adult Life of Post-Secondary Education, Competitive Integrated Employment, and Integrated Community Living

During this webinar, you will learn about research findings and evidence-based best practices to assure the law’s outcomes, including practices that have been developed during the Pandemic to meet the legal requirements of Transition and its outcomes that do not include day programs, sheltered workshops, ICF/DD, or group homes, which often are predefined outcomes based on current systems, a diagnostic label, I.Q. score, low expectations, and traditional programs rather than individualized plans.

Presenters: Erik Carter, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University and Jennifer Bumble, Ph.D. University of Missouri at St. Louis

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MAY 27 - The Basics of Supported Decision Making: It’s Your Choice


The Basics of Supported Decision Making: It’s Your Choice
 
Presenter: Tina Campanella, Dir., Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Wash. D.C.

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JUNE 10 - The Role of Assistive Technology and Devices in School, Employment and Community Living

The Role of Assistive Technology and Devices in School, Employment and Community Living

Presenters: Marsha Threlkeld, Pivotal Consulting, Cowiche, Washington, and,
Allen Ray, Simply Home, Arden, N.C.

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JUNE 24 - Building Meaningful Lives with an Integrated, Meaningful Day

Presenter: Sara Murphy, TransCen, San Francisco, Ca.
 
Webinar details coming soon! 
 

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JULY 8 - Think College and Post-Secondary Education

Presenters: Cate Weir, Program Dir., Think College National Coordinating Center, ICI, Boston, and a representative from a THINK College program in North Carolina.
 
Webinar information coming soon! 
 

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JULY 22 - Customized Employment with Fidelity

Presenters: Allan I. Bergman and Steven Hunt, Psy.D., Briggs & Associates, Roswell, GA.
 
Webinar information coming soon! 

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AUGUST 5 - Benefits Planning and Creating an ABLE Account

Speakers: A representative from the National Disability Institute and Marquita Robertson
 
Webinar details coming soon!

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AUGUST 19 - Putting All the Pieces Together for North Carolina Employment First

 
Speaker: Allan I. Bergman, Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy, nationally recognized policy and systems change advocate, and parent of two adult daughters living with developmental disabilities.
 
Webinar details coming soon!

Register Here

 

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