Everyday Lives: Conference Closing & Employment

June 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 2:10 pm
6/10/2021  9:10 AM – 10:30 AM Business as the Social Engine of America: Enhancing the Employment  Success of Individuals with Significant Disabilities through Supported  and Customized Employment Jennifer Todd McDonough, Project Director of the  Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation  Research and Training Center on Employer Practices,  outlines the importance of supported employment  and customized employment programs for both  employers and employees. McDonough looks into the  struggles that many employers and employees with  disabilities face when it comes to job retention and  how to best support an employee with a disability.  This presentation will utilize business case studies of  persons with disabilities (such as autism), evidence based research and streaming video to illustrate how  business and rehabilitation programs can work  together. All Interested Parties  Whova
6/10/2021  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Intertwining Lives: A Sibling Panel Kate Fialkowski of Temple University leads a one-hour  discussion with siblings of people with disabilities  about how best to support a loved one while  recognizing divergent life paths, navigating now, and  planning for the future. All Interested Parties  Whova
6/10/2021  12:00 PM – 12:30 PM  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Employment Programs Jason Swarthout and Chris O’Neal of the Pennsylvania  Talent Management Office provide participants with  an overview of hiring initiatives and how to apply for a position within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All Interested Parties  Whova
6/10/2021  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Understanding Social Security Administration (SSA) Benefits and  Working Joy Smith of AHEDD will describe a brief history of the  Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) and  Ticket to Work Programs as well a description of the  

different types of Social Security Benefits, Social  Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Supplemental  Security Income (SSI). Participants will also learn who is eligible and how to access WIPA services. 

All Interested Parties  Whova