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MAY 25 — Building Your Team

By Katie Auchenbach / 2022-05-11
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Building an effective team is critical for success with any self-employment venture, whether the potential business owner has a disability or not. This session will provide viewers a map of the common self-employment team members supporting

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5/19/22 – Spotlight on World In Sign

By Ashley Price / 2022-05-09
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Many types of Assistive Technology (AT) help us throughout our day as we continue our educations, apply for jobs, communicate with co-workers, interact with people in our communities, travel abroad and receive medical care.

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MAY 11 — Common Public Benefits

By Katie Auchenbach / 2022-05-03
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This webinar provides a brief overview of SSDI, Medicare and Medicare financial assistance, SSI, and Medicaid. It will go over:

What each benefit is (cash, health insurance); Who can receive the benefit (eligibility criteria); Which

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APRIL 27 — Business Concept Development and the Discovery Process

By Katie Auchenbach / 2022-04-25
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This webinar dives into strategies for identifying a business concept that fits the individual. The session will focus on the Discovery process and explain how it can be used to identify business concepts that are based on a person’s skill, passion

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From Compliance to Programmatic Accessibility: Best Practices for American Job Centers

By Eric Ascher / 2022-04-20
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In the 8 years since the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed into law, the American economy has profoundly changed. Major structural changes among industries, companies, and contractors have accelerated thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and new economic policies from the Biden Administration. Throughout these

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IRCO + RespectAbility’s Nelly Nieblas: Advocacy & Legislation for Disability Justice

By Eric Ascher / 2022-04-13
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Two organizers, one local and one national, share their experiences with coalition building and advocacy for disability justice.

The post IRCO + RespectAbility’s Nelly Nieblas: Advocacy & Legislation for Disability Justice appeared first on Respect Ability.

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Overcoming Barriers and Work Disincentives Listening Session

By Eric Ascher / 2022-04-11
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Presented by United Spinal and RespectAbility

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More than 80 million people living in America depend on Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for essential services. Looking at the challenge facing these Americans, leaders at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently released

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APRIL 13 — Webinar: Skill, Passion, Self-Employment

By Kathy Brannigan / 2022-04-06
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This session highlights the powerful opportunities self-employment offers prospective business owners with disabilities and explores the importance of identifying business concepts that are rooted in each person’s strengths, conditions, and needs. Attendees will learn about

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Being Michelle: Exploring Criminal Justice and Trauma through a Deaf Lens

By Eric Ascher / 2022-04-04
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Presented in partnership with Thriving Roots Initiative and Cleveland International Film Festival

This panel aimed to discuss in more depth some of the issues facing Deaf/disabled people in the criminal justice system as experienced by the protagonist in the feature length documentary film, Being Michelle. The panel brought together

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4/28/22 – Spotlight on Permobil F5 Corpus VS power standing wheelchair

By Katie Auchenbach / 2022-04-01
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The National Disability Institute AT Loan Program and Permobil are excited to present this webinar on the Permobil F5 Corpus VS power standing wheelchair!  Permobil is the industry leader in power standing wheelchairs, with 45

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