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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|