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Core Training for PABSS Program Staff

Date: September 16-18, 2014

Registration: [Click here]

Meeting Location:
Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60 B Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120-1551
(860) 297-4300

Hotel Location:
Radisson Hotel Hartford
50 Morgan Street
Hartford, CT 06120

Reservations:
http://www.radisson.com/reservation/itineraryEntrance.do?hotelCode=USAHART&promotionalCode=NDRN

Reservation #: 1-800-967-9033 – identify yourself with NDRN to get group rate

Reservations must be made by August 25, 2014 to obtain the negotiated rate.


Practical Tips for Supporting Seniors and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Making Decisions Regarding LTSS

Date: September 29, 2014

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Registration: [Click here]

Everyone has a right to make decisions regarding their medical care and long term service and supports. Our society is starting to recognize that people with intellectual disabilities have just as much a right to make these decisions as those without disabilities; and that supports (whether by humans or technology) must be made available to ensure this right. Participants will learn: the basic principles of supported decision making; examples from other countries of how to implement LTSS supported decision making on a broad scale; and current possibilities for training on and funding the model.

Speaker: Jane Perkins, Legal Director, National Health Law Program -  Sarah Somers , Managing Attorney, National Health Law Program

PAL Credits: Advocacy Skills, Substantive Legal Skills


Alternatives to Residential Treatment for Students with Mental Health Conditions

Date: September 29, 2014

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Registration: [Click here]

Learn about alternatives to the conventional practices of placing students with mental health issues into residential facilities.

Speakers: Ian Watlington and Ron Hager, NDRN

PAL Credits: Advocacy Skills, Communication Skills, Elective


 

Poll Worker Training: The New Frontier in Accessible Polling Places 

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m., EST

Registration: [Click here]

Despite efforts to update polling places and balloting equipment in the several years following passage of the Help America Vote Act – the P&A Network, Election Protection, and voting advocates nationwide have noted that even the best polling places are only as effective as the poll workers running them. Often, the experiences of voters with disabilities at the polling place rely entirely on the ability of poll workers to interact with them effectively and provide necessary accommodations in a respectful and timely manner. Toward this end, the Research Alliance on Accessible Voting, or RAAV (an Election Assistance Commission federal grant awardee), evaluated current poll worker training techniques across two states by contacting voters, poll workers, local election authorities, and Secretaries of State. Combined with a survey of effective adult learner models, RAAV partners developed a modular curriculum and resources for training poll workers that integrate accessibility, voter accommodations, and communicating with voters throughout the broader training, as well as easy-to-use Election Day job aides for poll workers to access while on duty in assisting voters. The team lead for this project will present relevant findings, the materials created, and recommendations for use. P&As will be given access to RAAV’s materials to implement with election authorities in their own states.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act  - what it means to VR

Speaker: Amanda Beals, esearch Alliance on Accessible Voting

PAL Credits: Organizational Skills, Advocacy Skills, Community Organizing, Electives

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m., EST

Registration: [Click here]

On July 22nd, President Obama signed the signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law.  WIOA contains the Rehab Act and reauthorizes the CAP and PAIR program.  it also creates  a CAP program for the Native American Consortium. there are significant changes to our everyday programs, particularly the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.  Learn about these important changes by attending this important webinar.

Speaker: Curt Decker, Executive Director; Cheryl Bates-Harris, Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist; Amy Scherer, Staff Attorney

 PAL Credits: Substantive Legal Skills, Electives


CEO Meeting

Date: October 27-28, 2014

Registration: [Click here]

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Seattle Crown Plaza
1113 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101
206-464-1980

Hotel Registration Link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NDRNSeattle2014

If you require an accessible room and need additional special accommodations you have to make your reservation first and then you can call Fiona Ronyai at  206-676-3925 to discuss your needs.

The hotel cut-off date is September 29, 2014 – No Rooms Will Be Available After This Date

Room rate is $179.00 plus tax

Reservations Phone #  1-888-233-9527 – reservations can only be accepted by using this phone # - do not call the hotel directly or the Crowne Plaza 1-800#

Group Code: National Disability Rights Network

The cut-off date for this special group rate is September 29, 2014 


Board Meeting

Date: October 29, 2014

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Seattle Crown Plaza
1113 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101
206-464-1980

Hotel Registration Link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NDRNSeattle2014

If you require an accessible room and need additional special accommodations you have to make your reservation first and then you can call Fiona Ronyai at  206-676-3925 to discuss your needs.

The hotel cut-off date is September 29, 2014 – No Rooms Will Be Available After This Date

Room rate is $179.00 plus tax

Reservations Phone #  1-888-233-9527 – reservations can only be accepted by using this phone # - do not call the hotel directly or the Crowne Plaza 1-800#

Group Code: National Disability Rights Network

The cut-off date for this special group rate is September 29, 2014 


Understanding VR Orientation CAP/VR Meeting

Date: November 4-6, 2014

Registration: [Click here]

Meeting Location:
NDRN Office
820 1st NE
Suite 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202)408-9514

Hotel Location:
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
33 New York Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Reservations:
Via Hotel Website: http://washingtondcuscapitol.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

When making reservations use Group Code “G-DISA” and enter the code under Special Rates-> Corporate or Group Code and then entering the dates

Rate: $177 S/D

Cut-off Date: 10/13/2014

Via Reservations Phone:  1-800-933-4751

Group Code: ”G-DISA”– for NDRN Block

Reservations must be made by 10/13/2014 to obtain the negotiated rate.

Note about the CAP Subsidy

We are doing something different this year. As you may know, we have traditionally offered a subsidy to one CAP staff member from each agency to help defray the costs of attending our Annual Conference.

This year, you will have the option to use that subsidy – in the amount of $300 -- to attend either the VR Orientation in Washington, DC (November 4-6, 2014) or the Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN (June 1-4, 2015). You must make a choice as you will not be able to receive the subsidy for both trainings.

However, even if you use the standard CAP subsidy to attend the VR Orientation, you would still have the option to apply for a hardship subsidy for the 2015 Annual Conference.

We hope this gives you some additional flexibility as you make your travel plans in the coming months. Please feel free to contact me (amy.scherer@ndrn.org) with any additional questions.


SAVE THE DATE

2015 Annual Meeting

June 1-4, 2015

Indianapolis, IN

Webinars

NDRN produces opportunities to continue professional development through webinars and online trainings.

Check out our archive of past trainings.

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