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Webinar: Providing Benefits and Work Incentives Planning Supports Just-In-Time
December 4, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Providing Benefits and Work Incentives Planning Supports Just-In-Time
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 2:00 PM EST – 3:30 PM EST
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) play a key role in helping youth who receive disability entitlements to make informed choices about work, earning and their benefits. They also play a key role in supporting both youth and their families in not only understanding the impact of earnings on benefits, but also how to develop pathways to greater economic self-sufficiency in support of their life goals.
As VRCs prepare youth to join the workforce of tomorrow, access to reliable and accessible information about benefits and earnings is essential—as is access to qualified benefits and work incentive planners. The VRC just-in-time toolkit is comprised of 10 modules based on information most essential to assist VRCs in supporting youth who receive disability benefits and their families in navigating a path toward successful employment. Each module is based on a specific knowledge needed to support a youth’s understanding of disability entitlements. Each module was developed to take no longer than 15 minutes with links to test the user’s knowledge as well as print out “take and go” pages along with additional resources.
As a result of attending this webinar, trainees will:
- Be introduced to the SSI Youth Toolkit;
- Explore strategies for integrating the tool into existing statewide training efforts for VRCs;
- Explore other avenues for accessing VRC training;
- Be connected to a YTAC Technical Assistant for ongoing support; and,
- Learn about new online toolkits coming in 2019.
Thomas P. Golden, Ed.D., CRC, Executive Director, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability – ILR School, Cornell University
James R. Sheldon, Jr., Supervising Attorney, Work Incentives Counseling Projects Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Buffalo, New York
Wendy Quarles, Co-Project Director, Youth Technical Assistance Center, Institute for Educational Leadership, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability – ILR School, Cornell University
This is the second webinar to Y-TAC’s “Improving the Employment Outcomes of Youth Who Receive Public Entitlements Through Benefits and Work Incentives Planning” webinar series.