Date: 7/30/2020

Video Description: Amy Nitza, PhD, Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz, addresses the following topics:

  • Not being able to meet face-to-face with consumers
  • Reassuring consumers that ILCs are still there for them, and virtual help is effective
  • Dealing with stress and methods for recovery

Webinar Recording: Managing Disruption and Continuing to Deliver

Date: 7/15/2020

Video Description: Keri Gray, Senior Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Communications for the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) addresses the following topics:

  • Voter Suppression: What it is, How it Impacts Outcomes, Why it Matters to the Disability Community
  • Stakeholder Education: Approaches and Tools that Work
  • Levering Candidate Questionnaire and Forums to Advance Your Cause
  • Making the Most of REV Up!'s Tools and Resources

Webinar Recording: REV UP! Making the Disability Vote Count

Webinar Transcript: REV UP! Making the Disability Vote Count (PDF)

Additional Resources:

Date: 7/9/2020

Video Description: A roundtable of representatives from ILCs around the state discuss how they adapted to operate in the "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics include:

  • Ensuring all staff have proper technology, including Internet access
  • VPN and other forms of remote access such as LogMeIn, SplashTop, Google Remote Desktop
  • Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype
  • Temporary phone numbers via Google Voice
  • Voice over internet protocol
  • Zoom with encryption to allow for staff calls, plus staff with consumers
  • Zoom alternatives
  • Managing bandwidth
  • Peer counseling, wellness calls and emotional support strategies for staff and consumers

Webinar Recording: Best Practices for ILC Remote Operations

Webinar Transcript: Best Practices for ILC Remote Operations (PDF)