Date: 6/17/2020

Video Description: Presenters from Disability Rights New York (DRNY) address the following topics:

  • Why it Matters: Understanding the Impact of the Disability Vote
  • Voter Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Polling Place Accessibility/Ballot Marking Devices
  • Alternative Voting Options
  • Absentee Voting in NYS Today
  • DRNY Recent Litigation

Author: Presented by Helen Charland, Advocate, DRNY, and Christy Asbee, Executive Director, DRNY

Presentation Slides: Election Accessibility and Voter Rights (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Election Accessibility and Voter Rights

Date: 4/13/2020

Video Description: Grief and loss is important to understand. It is not a problem to be solved, but rather, a process to be experienced. Never the less, it is a complicated process and even more so during a pandemic. This webinar focuses on breaking down the complexities of grief. How to recognize it, what to do with it, how to support others, and how to sustain mental wellness during a time that is filled with worry and heartbreak.

Author: Presented by Carly Nichols, LMSW, APHSW-C, Support Services Manager at CareFirst; a Hospice, Palliative Care, and Grief Services agency.  

Presentation Slides: Understanding Grief and Loss During the Pandemic (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Understanding Grief and Loss During the Pandemic


Date: 4/29/2020

Video Description: Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center Social Work Coordinator- Laurie Carter, LMSW presents a webinar on the Emotional Impact of COVID-19.

This webinar focuses on staff (TS, HS, Peers) and the impact the COVID 19 virus has had on us personally and professionally. We discuss the many changes and stressors we face (fear, isolation, anxiety, stress, grief, guilt……) as well as strategies, techniques and resources to assist in coping with the, sometimes overwhelming nature of this pandemic.

Author: Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center Social Work Coordinator, Laurie Carter

Presentation Slides: The Emotional Impact of COVID-19 (PPT)

Webinar Recording: The Emotional Impact of COVID-19

Webinar Transcript: The Emotional Impact of COVID-19 (DOC)