LTSS: HCBS Business Acumen Center to Host Webinar on Stabilizing Business Operations

On June 20, the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Business Acumen Center will host a webinar titled “Holding the Course: Stabilizing Business Operations.” Panelists will be Chip Dodd, President and CEO of Support Services of Virginia, Inc; and Laura Vegas, Managed Care Organizations Business Acumen Director at the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. The webinar will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT. Register here.

Research & Data: NDRN to Host Webinar on 2020 Census

On June 26, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will host a webinar on the 2020 Census and its importance to people with disabilities. Panelists will be Beth Lynk, Census Counts Campaign Director, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Jae June J. Lee, Policy Assistant, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality; Cara Brumfield, Senior Policy Analyst, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality; and Margaret Jakobson-Johnson, Retired Advocacy Director, Disability Rights California. The webinar will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. Register here.

Family Support: NCAPPS to Host Webinar on Person and Family-Centered Planning for Respite

On April 3, the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) will host a webinar titled Person and Family-Centered Planning for Respite. The webinar will focus on the importance of person and family-centered planning for caregivers. NCAPPS is a new initiative from the Administration for Community Living and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide technical assistance to states, tribes, and territories. Presenters for the webinar will be Shawn Terrell, Administration for Community Living; Alixe Bonardi, Human Services Research Institute; and Bevin Croft, Human Services Research Institute. Register here.

Research & Data: CHN, LCCHR to Host Census Webinar

On January 23, the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) and Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) will host a webinar titled “Census 2020: Why getting it right matters (a lot!).” Speakers include Mary Jo Hoeksema, Director of Government Affairs, Population Association of America, and Co-Director, The Census Project; Beth Lynk, Census Counts Campaign Director, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Deborah Stein, Network Director, Partnership for America’s Children; Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs; and Corrine Yu, Senior Program Director, Special Projects, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The decennial census is required by the Constitution and is conducted every 10 years. The purpose of the decennial census is to count people living in the United States. It provides the information to states in order to determine Congressional districts and it helps allocate federal funding. In this webinar, you will learn what will happen between now and 2020, how to advocate for a fair census, and what you can do to ensure an accurate census. The webinar will take place on January 23 at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Register here.

Family Support/Technology – Webinar on AT Resources for Family Caregivers and Respite Care Providers Announced

On July 12, the AT3 Technical Assistance and Training Center will host a webinar titled “Assistive Technology Programs: AT Resources for Family Caregivers and Respite Care Providers.” This webinar will share how caregivers and respite providers can connect and avail themselves of AT Act programs and activities. Presenters will share information about resources for access (resources to find and select AT) and acquisition (resources to obtain needed AT). Presenters will be Rob Groenendaal, Assistive Technology Program Manager, Center for Integrated Programs, Office of Consumer Access and Self-Determination, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services; Mary Exline,¬†AT3 Center Director; and others be announced. The webinar will take place from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT. Register here. Learn more about the webinar here.

Tax Policy – Webinar Scheduled on Social Security’s Updated ABLE Guidance for April 26

The ABLE National Resource Center will host a webinar titled “Social Security’s Updated ABLE Guidance – A Deeper Dive”. The webinar will cover the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) newly-updated section of the Program Operation Manuals System (POMS) which provides updated guidance to local and regional SSA staff on how to treat ABLE accounts when determining eligibility for Social Security programs. The webinar will take place on April 26 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Chris Rodriguez, Director of the ABLE National Resource Center, will present and moderate the webinar. Other presenters will be Marlene Ulisky, Social Security Benefits Expert, National Disability Institute; James R. Sheldon, Supervising Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services; and Rob Percival, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Products, Ascensus College Savings; and an ABLE account owner. Register for the webinar here.

Tax – Webinar on 2018 ABLE Act Changes

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) will host a free webinar on changes to the ABLE Act taking place in 2018, including an increased contribution limit, the ability to roll over funds from 529 College Savings Accounts, allowing additional contributions by employed beneficiaries, and access to the Saver’s Credit. Chris Rodriguez, Director, ANRC, will moderate the panel. Panelists include Michael Morris, Executive Director, National Disability Institute; Mary Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia 529/ABLEnow; Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor, Autism Speaks; David Bell, Managing Director, Oregon ABLE Savings Plan; and J.J. Hanley, Director, Illinois ABLE. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 25 from 2:00-3:30 pm EST. Register for the webinar here.

Family Support/Employment – Archived Webinar on Paid Family and Medical Leave from the Disability Angle Now Available

The webinar hosted by The Arc in October on Paid Family and Medical Leave from the Disability Angle is now available. Presenters were Kali Grant, the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI); T.J. Sutcliffe, The Arc; Erika Hagensen, North Carolina; and Lauren Agoratus, New Jersey. The archived recording can be found here. See the research by The Arc and GCPI highlighting how access to paid leave can promote economic security and stability for people with disabilities and their families here.

Social Security – Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Hosts Webinar on Harmful Congressional Proposal to Stop SSI benefits for People with Outstanding Warrants

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force and Justice in Aging held a webinar on Monday, November 20, 2017. The webinar reviewed proposed Congressional legislation to revive a disastrous old policy to prohibit the payment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to people who are the subject of an arrest warrant for an alleged felony or an alleged violation of probation or parole. It featured remarks by Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) and presentations by Dara Baldwin, National Disability Rights Network; Tracey Gronniger, Justice in Aging; and T.J. Sutcliffe, The Arc. They discussed the details of the proposal, who it would harm, and why it is bad policy. Click here to view the archived webinar.

Social Security – Free Webinar: Why a Congressional Proposal to Stop SSI Benefits for People with Outstanding Warrants is so Harmful

Join the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force and Justice in Aging for a free webinar on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will review proposed Congressional legislation to revive a disastrous old policy to prohibit the payment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to people who are the subject of an arrest warrant for an alleged felony or an alleged violation of probation or parole. Learn about the proposal, who it would harm, and why it is bad policy. The webinar will feature introductory remarks by Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) and presentations by Dara Baldwin, National Disability Rights Network; Tracey Gronniger, Justice in Aging; and T.J. Sutcliffe, The Arc. Real-time captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. This webinar is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.