Archived Webinars

Rethinking the Disability Experience: Models of Disability Pride

Pre-recorded webinar: This webinar provides information about models of disability (medical, social, and neurodiversity models) and how these impact the way we view disability in society.  New ways of thinking about disability as a type of natural human diversity will be illustrated, including the concepts of disability pride, disability identity, and disability as an asset.  Participants will also be provided with resources and ideas to continue professional development in this area.

Host Date: 
02/20/19
Presenter: 
Rachel Stewart

The ABC’s of Living Well with Chronic Illness

Pre-recorded webinar: This webinar examines 28 practical strategies for exercising healthy self-management, each inspired by the ABC’s of living well with chronic illness - Attitude, Balance & Communication. The learnings and take-aways will be useful for reinforcing truths that many ultimately know but have lacked the motivation or inspiration to see through to implementation.

Host Date: 
01/30/19
Presenter: 
Trish Robichaud

Vocational Strategies for Specific Disabilities: Employment of People with Epilepsy

Pre-recorded webinar: Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system.  According to the Epilepsy Foundation, approximately 150 thousand people are diagnosed with epilepsy in the US each year.  Although studies have shown that employment is a significant determinant of quality of life for people with epilepsy, those with the condition have a disproportionately higher rate of unemployment and underemployment than the general population.  Given the importance of gainful employment in every individual’s life, this presentation will discuss vocational rehabilitation of people with epilepsy, in particular, how to best help them effectively participate in the world of work.

Host Date: 
01/28/19
Presenter: 
Benson Kinyanjui, PhD., CRC, CCM.

Using the Counseling Working Alliance to Enhance Client Outcomes

Pre-Recorded Webinar: The counseling working alliance is an essential aspect of service delivery for all counselors that is consistently linked to positive treatment/service outcomes. The alliance refers to the bond developed between the counselor and client, in addition to counseling goals and specific therapeutic tasks to achieve these goals. This webinar will focus on factors that enhance the working alliance between client and counselor and will provide a comprehensive understanding of mechanisms that promote change or progress toward counseling goals. These skills and insights can be utilized for counselors in vocational rehabilitation or traditional counseling settings.

Host Date: 
01/23/19
Presenter: 
Justin Watts, PhD. NCC, CRC

Social Security Benefits and Work

Pre-recorded webinar: Topics include Title 2 disability benefit: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) and Title 16 Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Sandy shares the eligibility, rules, work incentives and provides examples, and discusses Medicare and Medicaid.

Host Date: 
12/11/19
Presenter: 
Sandy Hardy-Smith

Ethics and Advocacy - Professional and Ethical Standards

Pre-recorded webinar: This presentation will discuss common ethical and other dilemmas typical to the helping professions, particularly those specific to rehabilitation or vocational counseling. Rehabilitation professionals are responsible for providing direct services to people with disabilities. The range of services typically provided by these professionals is diverse and includes helping those with disabilities adjust to their limitations and living circumstances, determining their employability, assisting them with career changes following the onset of disability, obtaining and retaining employment, and advocating for them in various settings.  As they provide these services, rehabilitation professionals not only spend much time with the individual with a disability, but also frequently interact with their families, employers, treatment providers, lawyers, and insurance providers.  In the course of those interactions, rehabilitation professionals often find themselves at a crossroads of legal, ethical, or moral issues on which they have to independently make decisions and/or take action.  This presentation will discuss common ethical and other dilemmas typical to the helping professions, particularly those specific to rehabilitation or vocational counseling.

Host Date: 
12/03/19
Presenter: 
Benson Kinyanjui, PhD., CRC, CCM.

The Ethics of Informed Choice

Pre-recorded webinar: Informed choice is a matter of everyday concern for vocational rehabilitation professionals. The rehabilitation process is comprised of many decision points- how much information is enough? How does the professional balance the pressure of production while also ensuring ethical service delivery to the consumer? In this presentation Rachita Sharma, PhD, LPC-S, CRC will guide the audience through the ethical decision-making process pertaining to informed choice.

Host Date: 
11/19/20
Presenter: 
Rachita Sharma, MS, LPC, CRC.

Apps CAN make a difference in the employment process and everyday life: Part 3

Pre-Recorded webinar Part 3 of 3. This series addresses how apps can be used throughout the employment process. The first webinar will focus on using apps for pre-employment tasks such as researching job possibilities and interview preparation. The next webinar explores how the same apps can be used once on-the-job. We’ll end the series discussing how the apps can be used in everyday life. You’ll learn to use a handful of apps to help at work, home, and school.

Host Date: 
10/24/19
Presenter: 
Michelle Ranae Wild

Apps CAN make a difference in the employment process and everyday life: Part 2

Pre-Recorded webinar Part 2 of 3. This series addresses how apps can be used throughout the employment process. The first webinar will focus on using apps for pre-employment tasks such as researching job possibilities and interview preparation. The next webinar explores how the same apps can be used once on-the-job. We’ll end the series discussing how the apps can be used in everyday life. You’ll learn to use a handful of apps to help at work, home, and school.

Host Date: 
10/17/19
Presenter: 
Michelle Ranae Wild

Apps CAN make a difference in the employment process and everyday life: Part 1

Pre-Recorded webinar Part 1 of 3. This series addresses how apps can be used throughout the employment process. The first webinar will focus on using apps for pre-employment tasks such as researching job possibilities and interview preparation. The next webinar explores how the same apps can be used once on-the-job. We’ll end the series discussing how the apps can be used in everyday life. You’ll learn to use a handful of apps to help at work, home, and school.

Host Date: 
10/15/19
Presenter: 
Michelle Ranae Wild

When Your Health Starts Getting in the Way of Your Job

Pre-recorded webinar. Getting expert advice on how to disclose a health condition or a disability and what job accommodations to ask for, will preserve your work performance and your peace of mind. Disclosure is optional – it’s not required by law – but it’s recommended at the first sign of your condition impacting your job.

Host Date: 
10/03/19
Presenter: 
Trish Robichaud

Ethical Perspectives of African American with Disabilities and Positive Rehabilitation Outcomes

Pre-recorded webinar. This workshop will enrich participants’ capacity to meet the needs of African Americans with disabilities. It will include an interactive review the disability employment outcomes for African Americans with disabilities. It will explore the CRCC Code of Ethics ((A.2, C.1, D.2.a, D.2.b, and G.3) perspective on providing high quality services that promote positive employment outcomes.  Participants will leave with practical clinical and organizational tools to improve their practice.

Host Date: 
09/17/19
Presenter: 
Michell L. Temple

Ethics of Disclosure

Pre-recorded webinar. Disclosure is a matter of extreme importance in the rehabilitation service delivery process. As advocates in the field, rehabilitation professionals need to be well adept in the process of communicating disclosure practices to their consumers, potential employers, and other referral sources in an ethical manner.  In this session will be presented implications for ethical practice and risk management related to professional disclosure.

Host Date: 
09/10/19
Presenter: 
Rachita Sharma, MS, LPC, CRC.

Autism and Transition From High School to College: Part 3

Pre-recorded webinar Part 3. This 3 part webinar focuses on preparing students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The first training will discuss services and preparation for 10-12th grade. Second, we will focus on accommodations and college services.  Finally, the discussion will address first semester college experience.

Host Date: 
09/19/19
Presenter: 
Rhonda Parker

Autism and Transition From High School to College: Part 2

Pre-recorded webinar Part 2. This 3 part webinar focuses on preparing students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The first training will discuss services and preparation for 10-12th grade. Second, we will focus on accommodations and college services.  Finally, the discussion will address first semester college experience.

Host Date: 
09/12/19
Presenter: 
Rhonda Parker

Autism and Transition From High School to College: Part 1

Pre-recorded webinar Part 1. This 3 part webinar focuses on preparing students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The first training will discuss services and preparation for 10-12th grade. Second, we will focus on accommodations and college services.  Finally, the discussion will address first semester college experience.

Host Date: 
09/05/19
Presenter: 
Rhonda Parker

Self-Care for Rehabilitation and Other Helping Professionals

Pre-recorded webinar. Rehabilitation and other helping professionals can experience “burnout” or compassion fatigue. This workshop will address the concept of compassion fatigue and how it can affect professionals. Unique to this workshop, attendees will complete a self-care assessment and will also begin to address an individual self-care plan.

Host Date: 
08/27/19
Presenter: 
Valerie Moreno-Tucker

Using Assessment to Guide Self Determination: Part 3

Pre-recorded webinar Part 3: In these 3 part sessions we will explore the types of assessment that can be used to support informed decision making and self-determination in determining career options, understand the pros and cons of varying types of assessments, take a look at how to take all that data to support individuals in goal setting, and developing reasonable accommodations that can be implemented in the workplace.

Host Date: 
07/25/2019
Presenter: 
Leslie Polvado

Using Assessment to Guide Self Determination: Part 2

Pre-recorded webinar Part 2: In these 3 part sessions we will explore the types of assessment that can be used to support informed decision making and self-determination in determining career options, understand the pros and cons of varying types of assessments, take a look at how to take all that data to support individuals in goal setting, and developing reasonable accommodations that can be implemented in the workplace.

Host Date: 
07/23/2019
Presenter: 
Leslie Polvado

Using Assessment to Guide Self Determination: Part 1

Pre-recorded webinar Part 1: In these 3 part sessions we will explore the types of assessment that can be used to support informed decision making and self-determination in determining career options, understand the pros and cons of varying types of assessments, take a look at how to take all that data to support individuals in goal setting, and developing reasonable accommodations that can be implemented in the workplace.

Host Date: 
07/18/2019
Presenter: 
Leslie Polvado

An introduction to trauma for rehabilitation professionals

Pre-recorded webinar: The topic of trauma has been more commonly seen in the literature, research, and the media.  This presentation will introduce the topic of trauma. Attendees will also be introduced to approaching trauma topics with clients who have intellectual disabilities.

Host Date: 
06/27/2019
Presenter: 
Valerie Moreno-Tucker

Emergency Preparedness Planning for People with Disabilities

Pre-recorded webinar: This webinar is designed to provide Community Rehabilitation Providers information to share with their customers regarding emergency preparedness. This presentation will provide the knowledge, skills, and resources to plan for emergencies that may endanger health in the work, home or community setting.

Host Date: 
06/25/2019
Presenter: 
Dayton Arkansas

Being a Disability Partner for Business

Pre-recorded webinar: Over the past several years a number of companies have started reaching out to disability organizations to start disability hiring initiatives. Businesses are looking for good quality partners to help them. Participants will learn what businesses are asking for from their partners.

Host Date: 
06/11/2019
Presenter: 
Howard Green

Using interest Inventories to inform job placement planning

Pre-recorded webinar: This webinar will explore at least three methods of interest inventory delivery, focusing upon which types of inventories may best meet the needs of clients’ specific needs.  Inventories that may best meet the needs of persons with ASD, depression, intellectual disability, and limited English/language proficiency will be discussed.

Host Date: 
06/06/2019
Presenter: 
Valerie Moreno-Tucker