Diversity and Awareness Panel: Hearing Loss and Accessibility
- Cheylisia Edwards, US Dept. of Health & Human Services - Office of Civil Rights
- Bruce Gitlin, Attorney, NY Center for Law & Justice
- Kathleen S. Friedman, LCSW, CSC, Director Deaf/HH Program & Limited English Proficiency Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Westchester Division
- Parents of Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Children
- Individuals in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community
NYSILC Best Practice Webinar
Posted September 9, 2014
NYSILC Best Practice Webinar
Join us for a webinar on Sept 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT.
Register now if you haven't already!
The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) is holding a Best Practice Webinar to highlight the following Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) projects and the outreach populations they serve:
• ARISE - veterans with disabilities.
• Capital District Center for Independence (CDCI) - healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities.
• Center for Disability Rights (CDR) – deaf and deaf/blind Support Service Provider (SSP).
• Center for Independence of the Disabled (CIDNY) – youth with disabilities.
• North Country Center for Independence (NCCI) - veterans with disabilities.
The webinar is hosted by the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
View System Requirements
**** External Real Time Captioning Available for This Event ****
For those requiring real time captioning, when the webinar is about to begin, use the following link to open the external captioning for the event: https://2020captioning.1capapp.com/login.php
User name: bpw (all in lower case)
Password: bpw (all in lower case)
Click on ENTER.
If ENTER doesn't appear, you have logged in to the captioning service too early. Please log out and log back in. The link will be active 10 minutes before the webinar is set to begin.
Howie the Harp Advocacy Center
Posted September 4, 2014
A note from our friends at Community Access:
Dear Fellow Peers and Providers,
Community Access is pleased to announce Howie the Harp Advocacy Center's expansion into continuing education. This exciting new initiative is designed to offer professional development opportunities to the growing number of working peers looking for career advancement, as well as to help provider organizations prepare and train their peer workforce in the changing environment of Medicaid redesign.
Our initial course, Peer Leadership and Supervision, will be offered twice this Fall. The first session will be October 6th – 10th at Howie the Harp in Harlem. The second session will be offered November 3rd – 7th in Brooklyn. Both sessions will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day of the week. This 25 hour course is free of charge to participants.
Please review the application for our Peer Leadership and Supervision course (below) and share them widely – particularly those who you believe are prepared to take on a leadership role. Each applicant is asked to secure an agency recommendation as well as approval to attend the one-week program. The deadline for submission is September 19th, and we will let applicants know if they have been accepted into the program by September 26th.
Scholarship -- The National Federation of the Blind of New York State
Posted August 27, 2014
The National Federation of the Blind of New York State, Inc., proudly announces our 2014 Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be presented at our State Convention banquet in Niagara Falls, New York, on November 8, 2014.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- You are a resident of New York State.
- You are legally blind.
- You are currently accepted in or enrolled in a degree program at the undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate level.
Option 1: Mail/email a completed application and essay (described below) to the Scholarship Committee.
Link to the fillable PDF application: http://www.nfbny.org/Documents/2014/2014%20NY%20Scholarship%20App.pdf
Catherine Mendez, Chair
NFB of NYS Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 205666 Sunset Station
Brooklyn, New York 11220
Option 2: Complete and submit the fillable form online at http://www.nfbny.org/Scholarshipapp.htm
Deadline and Selection Process:
All application materials must be received on or before September 15, 2014. A member of the NFB of NYS Scholarship Committee will conduct a brief telephone interview with each applicant prior to October 1st.
NFB scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence, financial need, and community service. In preparing your essay, you may wish to keep the following things in mind:
- A well written, carefully edited essay will count strongly in your favor.
- The committee members are all successful blind college graduates. Consider howyou can most effectively convey your best qualities.
- Since the awards are restricted to blind people, the committee will be interested inthe techniques and approaches you use in living as a blind person, as well as yourattitude toward and perception of life as a blind person.
- Almost all blind students have financial need. Committee members will assumebasic need, so you may choose to refer to this topic only if your need is unusual.
- Scholarship finalists are required to attend and participate in the convention (at the Federation's expense). You will be notified a few weeks prior to the convention if you are a finalist.
Online Training -- Introduction to Supported Employment Series
Posted August 19, 2014
The Center on Rehabilitation Synergy located at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, is pleased to announce the following ONLINE training program beginning September 8 through October 17, 2014:
Introduction to Supported Employment Series: 6 week, 3-course Job Coach Series
- Course 1: Orientation to Supported Employment (September 8 -19)
- gives a history of vocational rehabilitation
- introduces "person-first" and "disability-sensitive" language
- Course 2: Job Coach 1 (September 22 - October 6)
- introduces the dynamics of providing Support Employment services and strategies
- Course 3: Job Coach 2 (October 6 - 17)
- student will apply new knowledge to practice writing training plans, as well as implementing a task analysis
To register and process your payment, go to: https://gseweb.gse.buffalo.edu/gse-survey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8lKK453K
Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
- Each course can be taken individually for a cost of $60 each, or taken as a series for a total of $160
- This course series is sponsored by the "Center for Rehabilitative Synergy" (not the Region 2 TACE Center)
- It is open to the public and, therefore, there are fees to participate in the courses
- 6 CRC credit hours will be awarded per course after successful completion, 18 CRC credit hours total
The Center for Rehabilitative Synergy provides a broad range of vocational rehabilitation and educational services to rehabilitation professionals, teachers/school professionals, family members and employers.
If you have any questions, please contact Center on Rehabilitation Synergy: