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January CoP Webinar: NEON National Plan to Increase Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Aissa Salazar
59:28
are we all on mute?
Danny Marquez
01:00:10
Hello from Sacramento
LaVonne Figley
01:00:35
Hello, everyone
Jose Rojas
01:00:35
Hello from Phoenix
Cathy Schwarze
01:00:36
Hi from Montana!
Pat Dowse
01:00:37
Hello from New York!
Dale Turrentine
01:00:37
Howdy! Dale Turrentine-Arkansas
Taryn Williams
01:00:47
Thrilled to have someone from my hometown of Sac, Danny!
Pam Wise
01:00:49
Hello from Pennsylvania
Michael Petrick
01:00:51
Hello everyone, people will be on Mute - you may ask questions in the box or converse here. We will address questions at the end!
Devon Harris
01:00:53
Hello All from Chicago
Lin Nibbelink
01:00:54
Hey all, Lin Nibbelink from Iowa
Barbara Graham
01:00:56
Hi from Pittsburgh.
Renee Carter
01:01:06
Hello from BCFR, Renee Carter
SAMANTHA SCOTT
01:01:06
Hello From Muskegon Michigan!
Chris Brandt
01:01:12
Hello from Bellevue, Washington
Christopher Florence
01:01:12
Hello I am from Philadelphia
Michael Bellantuono
01:01:14
hello from Connecticut
Tyler Hansen
01:01:15
Hello - Tyler Hansen from Iowa
Karen Morgret
01:01:15
Greetings from Maryland
Peggy beggs
01:01:15
Hi from Hot Springs
Anthony Carrillo
01:01:16
Glendale, Arizona
Cheryl Bates-Harris
01:01:18
Dale Turrentine - hello
Mary Stives
01:01:20
Hello from San Diego - SCDD San Diego Imperial Office
Samantha Voshel
01:01:22
Hello from Ohio
Jessica Holman
01:01:23
Hello from Maryland!
Brian Conley
01:01:25
Hi from Santa Rosa CA :)
Kim Brown
01:01:26
Hi from Montana!
Dawn Daignault
01:01:28
good afternnon from the poconos, pennsylvnaia
Allison Simms
01:01:31
Hello from New Jersey!
debra prim
01:01:32
Debra Prim Red Rock , in Oklahoma city ok
Mike Dolan
01:01:35
Hi all from sunny but cold New York
Tiffany Cron
01:01:37
Hello from Colorado with the Colorado Office of Employment First
Linda Rammler
01:01:38
from Connecticut (brrrr)
Nick Wavrin
01:01:39
Hello from California
Rory Carmody
01:01:42
Hello from Coventry, Rhode Island
Melinda Bunch
01:01:42
Hi from Oklahoma City, OK-Oklahoma Dept of Rehabilitation Services
Aisha Omar
01:01:43
Aisha from Kentucky--Hello
Yasmina Bouraoui
01:01:43
Hello from Lansing, MI
Michelle May
01:01:43
Hello from Kansas!
Orlinda Charleston
01:01:44
Hello from New Mexico
Mike Beth
01:01:54
Hello from Champaign, Illinois
Melissa Marvel
01:01:55
Hello from Kentucky
Christine Fuller
01:01:57
Hello from New Mexico
Robert Sutton
01:02:00
Good afaternoon. Robert Sutton. Red rock OKC.
Joe Diaz
01:02:02
Hello from Virginia
Elaine Katz
01:02:02
Hello from New Jersey
rebecca cagle
01:02:03
Hello from Denton Texas
Fiona Donohoe
01:02:09
hello from Arizona
Tracy Henzel
01:02:09
Greetings from Hartford, CT
Dana McFarlin-Lloyd
01:02:13
Hello from Alsip, IL
Cheryl Brooks
01:02:19
Hello from New Holland Pennsylvania!! :-)
Cait Rosica
01:02:22
Hello from Philadelphia, as well!
Sandy Hageman
01:02:24
Sandy Hageman, from Oklahoma
Angelo Vitale
01:02:26
Greetings from New Haven, CT
Christine Gudgin
01:02:28
Hello from Georgia
debra prim
01:02:35
are we all muted
Stephanie Jones
01:02:43
Hello Stephanie Jones, from Maryland
Chelsea Beard
01:02:49
Hello from not-so sunny Florida!
Michael Petrick
01:02:52
Everybody will be muted for this presentation, please put your questions here
Sean Roy
01:02:58
Greeting from Minnesota.
Carol Salter
01:03:04
Hello from Eugene Oregon
Melissa Brands
01:03:09
Hello from frozen Worthington, Minnesota! :)
Margarita Nodal
01:03:09
hi everyone Margarita Nodal from Miami, FL
Michael Petrick
01:03:19
If you would like to read the newly released National Plan to Increase CIE, the link is here:https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=c79afcbb14&e=6155f42724
Pamela Geary
01:03:19
Good morning from Pamela Geary, DOLWD, DVR, Wasilla Alaska pam.geary@alaska.gov
Bill Pelter
01:03:19
Hello from Oakland California... :-)
Tara Ahern
01:03:28
Is anyone else not seeing the option for captions?
Megan Lamb
01:03:43
Greetings from Kansas City!
Nick Wavrin
01:03:47
There is no option for captions, only chat and raise hand
Cait Rosica
01:03:56
Yes - Captions don’t appear to be turned on.
April Mauro
01:03:59
Hello from Detroit Michigan!
Tara Ahern
01:04:08
PLEASE TURN ON THE CAPTIONS!
Katie Taliercio
01:04:31
Hello from Colorado!
Kaitlyn Mason
01:04:45
Hello from the Nations Capitol!
robin brandt
01:04:46
Please turn on captions
Deborah Ebner
01:04:54
Hello from Minnesota.
Trish Seymour
01:04:57
Hello from Florida!
Jessie Ferrio
01:05:07
Hello from Easton, Maryland
Tara Ahern
01:05:16
I see captions now! Thank you!
Brian Conley
01:05:20
Hello from Sonoma County, CA
Melanie Honsbruch
01:05:21
Another from Colorado! Hello Everyone!
Linda Davis
01:05:24
Hello from Wooster, Ohio!!
terri nelles
01:05:31
Hello, from suburban Chicago.
Gina Solberg
01:05:46
Hello from Seattle!
Holly Schwietz
01:05:47
Hello from Omaha, Nebraska!
Ahmet Tarık Bıyıklıoğlu
01:05:47
Hello from Turkey, miles away!
Barb Jumper
01:05:47
Hello from Pennsylvania
Kristina Popoca
01:05:48
you have to turn the captions on manually under the "live transcript" options
David Hornibrook
01:05:57
Hello from Northern Michigan
robin brandt
01:06:01
Thanks!
Stephanie Potter
01:06:08
Hello from Memphis, TN!
Kelly Arnold
01:06:14
Hello from Central Pennsylvania!
Andrea Bartels
01:06:19
Hello from Cincinnati!
Mary Ogle
01:06:26
Hello from Wabash , Indiana!!
Deborah Ebner
01:06:29
Thanks for caption tip!
Kimberly Scroggins
01:06:47
hello from Baltimore
Tara Ahern
01:06:58
You can’t turn cations on unless the host enables them.
Michael Petrick
01:07:25
If you would like to learn more about Taryn or any of our speakers, please read our speaker bios here: https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=88c8adc40b&e=6155f42724
Meme KIng
01:08:08
If we can not remain for the entire webinar, will there be a recording to view later?
Patricia Henke
01:08:25
Hello from Colorado!
Michael Petrick
01:08:26
Webinar will be available by early next week for review
Fiona Donohoe
01:08:39
yes, they said they will post it in 48 hours
Meme KIng
01:08:50
Will you email to us?
Vincent Cotchen
01:08:55
Where is the webinar posted to? Do I need to be registered somewhere?
Michael Petrick
01:09:24
The registration link for all Employment First Webinars is available here: https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=e7a39772c5&e=6155f42724
Allen Myers - EconSys
01:09:35
The webinar will be distributed via the listserv mailer linked above
Lisa Booker
01:09:47
Hello from Alabama!
Angela Woodall
01:11:12
Hello from Northern Colorado
Josh Evans
01:11:23
Greetings. We are proud to be partnering with ANCOR, ODEP, and local providers in this NEON project to advance CIE in Illinois!
Anthony Fadale
01:12:14
Hello from Kansas
Joan Nassef
01:12:53
Hi from CT.
Allan Bergman
01:13:29
Hello from suburban Chicago, Vernon Hills.
Michael Petrick
01:14:25
The National Plan to Increase CIE is now available for downloading here: https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=c79afcbb14&e=6155f42724
Cary Griffin
01:14:28
Hello from Montana.
David Berthiaume
01:14:37
Great to see and hear from Dr. Mank.
Cheryl Brooks
01:14:40
😊
Alice L. Bowen
01:15:03
Hello from Nashville, Tennessee
Joseph Marrone
01:15:32
Joe Marrone here in unusually sunny Portland OR
Michael Petrick
01:15:52
Have a question or a comment for our panelists? Leave it here and we may get to it at the end of the presentation.
Cheryl Brooks
01:16:15
Can this PowerPoint be saved by us or can it be emailed to us?
Michael Petrick
01:16:57
The Powerpoint will be sent out with a link to a webinar recording early next week.
Cheryl Brooks
01:17:14
Great! Thank you.
Karen Herman
01:17:35
hello From Duluth MN Karen Herman
Carmen Shelton
01:18:52
How do I find a recording of this webinar?
Sam Son
01:18:58
Hello from Fairfax, Virginia!
David Mitchell
01:19:33
Carmen, they're sending out a link to the recording next week.
Carmen Shelton
01:20:33
Thank you
Angel Fochler
01:21:04
sorry cant stay will watch later
Bonnie Bomer
01:24:05
Maybe I am just cranky, but it feels like people with disabilities are left out of the loop here. They need to be part of these plans and implementation!
Bryan Wilson
01:24:06
Who is the point of contact in Kansas for LPO or NEON?
Bill Pelter
01:24:07
For the most part people with disabilities who need personal care support during the workday typically remain unemployed...Which why our adult day program give self-employment/micro-enterprise training and support so they can have economic opportunity also
Bryan Wilson
01:25:10
Thank you Michael
Allan Bergman
01:26:22
Bill, there is no reason that a person who needs personal assistance while working, whether as self-employed or in a competitive integrated job, since it is available from Medicaid and is not the same, and complementary to, job coaching or employment facilitation supports in the workplace.
Melinda Bunch
01:27:02
Would access to personal care assistance vary by state?
Pam Wise
01:27:11
Increased training options are wonderful, however, how are providers finding time for their staff to attend or complete the trainings? We are wrestling with that right now.
Josh Evans
01:27:42
Woo hoo Go Donna!
Michael Petrick
01:27:50
Thank you for your great questions and comments. Please continue to provide them and we will get to as many as we can at the end of the presentation
Rory Carmody
01:28:08
Donna Martin is amazing!
Pat Dowse
01:28:34
Hi Kate and Julie!
terri nelles
01:28:46
Yay, Julie Christensen!
Brenda Ranney
01:28:49
As is Julie!
Michael Petrick
01:29:31
Want to know more about today's panelists? Full speaker bios are available for viewing here: https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=88c8adc40b&e=6155f42724
Jewelyn Cosgrove
01:29:57
Great to see you, Julie, Kate and Jessica! - Melwood appreciates all you do.
Christine Gudgin
01:29:58
So great to see Julie and APSE on this webinar!
linda lee
01:30:18
Whats APSE
Michael Petrick
01:30:54
APSE is the Association of People Supporting Employment First
Rory Carmody
01:31:55
APSE is a great organization with terrific resources
Ron Ekstrand
01:34:23
What is the plan to address the resistance by local service providers and families who are entrenched in the model of sheltered workshops and subminimum wage - under the auspices of choice?
Jennifer Sheehy
01:36:11
Thanks for the shout out, Kate! I was the privileged ambassador at the time for a great team!
linda lee
01:37:50
whats ANCOR
Danny Marquez
01:37:52
How are FAMILIES being educated on this subject?
Michael Petrick
01:39:26
ANCOR is the American Network of Community Options and Resources
Danny Marquez
01:40:05
How is SSA being brought into this discuss? Especially regarding flexable work incentives for individuals on SSI and SSDI?
Pam Wise
01:40:44
Ron Ekstrand I am interested in talking with you concerning your comment on resistance from providers and parents. Would you be willing to contact me at pamwise@lighthousevoc.org? I can share some things with you that we are doing to give options of services that includes both work within the facility for minium wage, and employment in the community.
Pam Wise
01:41:17
Funding is a MAJOR issue in PA for providers!
Borgi Beeler
01:41:42
Agree with Kate's comments re funding. It's easy to talk about what should happen but incredibly difficult to change and implement programs that work, especially when funding mechanisms don't incentivize the desired outcomes.
Melinda Bunch
01:41:52
I agree Danny. SSA has to be a partner in this discussion so that people with disabilities who want to work aren't penalized for it.
linda lee
01:41:55
How do you address the issue of people with disabilities making “too much money” and losing their HCBS funding? This is the case with my son who is 23. He can only earn $89 a month which at minimum wage is less than 2 hours a week and if he makes $234 a month he loses his HCBS funding and all the supports that provides?
sue Babin
01:43:00
Flexible funding is key along with access of providers to braided and blended funding from State DD, State Office of Rehab Services and State Dept of Labor and Training
Shari Stallone
01:43:39
funding is a major issue especially when minimum wage increases and staff pay does not. Staff retention is difficult as is the pool of people willing to work in the field when staff are paid less that the jobs the find for job seekers
Deborah Ebner
01:43:55
THANK YOU for mentioning how crucial leadership responsibility is in this process!!
Cheryl Bates-Harris
01:44:40
Linda Lee - what state are you in?
Renee Carter
01:44:41
Linda Lee, How does he lose his funding at that amount? Have you checked with a benefit planner?
Linda Davis
01:44:46
Transportation is a huge issue, you can help locate a job, but getting them to and from is a major issue, depending on where they live also.
TRISHA FENBY
01:44:57
That is so true!
linda lee
01:45:12
Yes that is information directly from the Benefit Planner
Shari Stallone
01:45:25
transportation is a major issue in rural areas when this is no public transportation opton and few jobs
Rory Carmody
01:45:29
There has to an easier way for people to get onto their state Medicaid Buy-In programs and SSA needs to understand CIE better – offer support not “cut your hours”, “stop working”Need a way for VR, state DD, Labor & Training to work together to braid/blend funding.Need those funders at the onset of planning.
Renee Carter
01:45:34
Wow, that is sad, Linda Lee.
Pam Wise
01:45:47
In PA, ODP's proposed rate increase for supported employment is .9%....that's less than one percent increase for the next 4 years...that's not incentive at all to continue to provide those services.
Michael Bellantuono
01:45:57
Transportation is one of our biggest obstacles that we face when it comes to CIE.
Bonnie Bomer
01:46:04
I think the above few messages points to the importance of policy change and involvement of SSA in the process of moving toward CIE for everyone.
linda lee
01:46:27
Very sad and needs to be addressed at a federal level.
loodency Jacques
01:46:44
how can you help me get an H2B visa so I can travel to work in the USA
Linda Davis
01:47:20
The states want them out in the public working, but no funding to get them there.
Christine Fuller
01:47:35
Our biggest problem in NM is a lack of providers outside of the 3 metro areas. Not only workers but we do not even have vendors to enter into a contract.
Megan Bergen
01:47:38
There is a real need to have the entire system change. Congregate day services are too convenient not only to the families (which is another topic) but to Group Homes. Group Homes are designed to take all residents out for the day (to a day program) at the same time. They are not designed to support individual work schedules for all their residents. The entire adult services system must change together or no one will see success.
Joe Longcor
01:48:13
Linda - have you reached out to the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance WIPA project(s) in your state? They have very knowledgeable Community Work Incentive Coordinators that may be of great help.
Shari Stallone
01:48:25
another issue is that with the increase in minimum wage, people are less likely to work hours that will result in changing benefits. SGA needs to be increased to match the changes in COL and increased wges
Pam Wise
01:48:35
Yes Bonnie...there is a high need for policy changes! From SSA, to funding, transportation, choice. Over 100 agencies in PA have closed and 7000 people are without services... funding just isn't able to keep up with the massive change in wages in the marketplace.
linda lee
01:49:13
The issue of earning “too much” causes individuals to lose their CaseManagers, housing, transportation, payment for MD visits, Shared Living Provider, in fact all their HCBS services. I know it happened to my son
Shari Stallone
01:49:16
anither issue is that the work environment is it stable and as a result employers are not hiring
Deborah Ebner
01:49:19
Yes - lack of transportation is often the number 1 barrier to employment in our area!
Vanessa Zuber
01:49:22
I agree Julie!
Borgi Beeler
01:49:40
Thanks Julie for recognizing the crisis that all providers are facing with workforce. The industry is going to struggle with this for some time.
Pam Wise
01:50:50
Gee...you need our facilities...
Joe Longcor
01:51:25
Will we be able to access the recording? I want to share insights with other leadership. Thanks...
Borgi Beeler
01:51:35
Great conversation about barriers and need for change to state Medicaid plans and benefits criteria. It's way more complicated than just throwing money at it, but it can be fixed. It's already working much better in some states than others.
Christine Schultz
01:51:57
I wish that Job coaches and developers or support professionals were talked about, trained and discussed separate from DSP. There is a big difference between the two.
Pam Wise
01:52:17
Technology will only go so far, especially for those with more intense intellectual disabilities.
Allen Myers - EconSys
01:52:58
This presentation will be available and distributed within the next few days via the subscriber mailing list
Borgi Beeler
01:53:23
Absolutely right Julie - one of the huge issues in the DD community is the tendency to forget that everybody is different and services must stay individualized. No single solution will work for everybody. We need many options to be available in services, supports, technology, and employment options.
Linda Davis
01:53:46
Our most vunerable people, they need our voices, DSP'S are paid poverty wages, pushed to their limits, but factory jobs are paying top dollars for people to work. But it takes weeks to hear from a company that says it's hiring urgently. Everyone is short staffed.
Deborah Ebner
01:54:07
Yes, Christine, you're correct - there is a big difference between what a job coach DSP does and a Residential DSP does. We need to recognize the differences and tailor our training to the different services.
Michael Bellantuono
01:54:33
We have seen a large shift to Day Service Options due to the many road blocks for CIE. Not having flexible service definitions has impacted so many.
Tom Keating
01:54:55
We are trying to do some innovative things with technology for employment at Cognitopia and would be happy to share with anyone who’s interested. http://www.cognitopia.com
Danny Marquez
01:55:25
Two years later, we really need to improve our efforts reaching out to our EMPLOYER community and encourage them to be creative in their efforts reaching our to our disabled community and provide accomendations for them in the job retention aspect.
Deborah Ebner
01:56:26
Thanks for sharing Cognitopia.com
Pam Wise
01:56:28
Small Group employment has been working for our participants to give them insight into the competitive employment in the marketplace. Many use it as a transition or pivot.
Joe Longcor
01:56:53
Linda: e-mail me at longcorj@michigan.gov Each state is different but I trust there is a resource or several in MD that at least could provide solid information. I'll sure try to connect you with a key lead person or two. Blessings...
Will Murray
01:57:12
How do I get on the subscriber mailing list so I can receive the recording?
linda lee
01:57:14
Joe which Linda
Jennifer Grazulewicz
01:57:47
It is difficult to support folks when job coaches aren't paid well and are in demand.
Christine Schultz
01:57:52
Our Agency has not been set back by the pandemic, we never stopped working and employed more people as there was such a shortage of workers. In Fact I think that employers that we worked with were more willing to accept our services and saw how much we were able to help them by providing workers that wanted to work. We worked from home for about a month with coaching still on sites as needed. We had 2 individuals that left or took a leave of due to medical concerns.
Michael Petrick
01:57:53
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Joe Longcor
01:57:56
Linda Lee … thanks. She's struggling with benefit planning. No promises but willing to offer contacts.
Dianna Cancel
01:58:26
Hi my name is Dianna Cancel with Gatesway Foundation in Broken Arrow, OK
Allan Bergman
01:59:09
Kate's point is "right on" to the use of the term "choice" to stay in day services or sub-minimum wage, We need to provide experiences and opportunities for individuals to experience a number of options and what they look like, feel like and taste like and then we can talk about "experientially informed choice" and Discovery, when done with fidelity, is a great way to spend 25-40 hours to engage in this non evaluative process of each person. And each time, there is a success, it sends a great message in the provider agency and the community and families, etc.
Elaine Katz
02:00:24
https://kesslerfoundation.org/press-release/ntide-december-2021-covid-update-unemployment-trends-lower-people-disabilities?utm_source=direct-homepage&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=ntide-december-2021-covid-update-unemployment-trends-lower-people-disabilities
Elaine Katz
02:00:38
nTIDE December 2021 COVID Update: Unemployment trends lower for people with disabilities as pandemic continues to affect labor market - Kessler Foundation and UNH report link abovce
Joe Longcor
02:00:44
The time is ripe for customized employment and effective Discovery … especially with fidelity.
Sharyn Hancock
02:00:49
@Linda Lee to be honest that does not sound right. You need to find out what the Income Threshold for Medicaid is in your state. If your son is on SSI his income may cause his SSI to stop but not his Medicaid. Ask to speak with a supervisor or different benefits planner. The SSI income and Medicaid income are two separate things. Plus if he has costs related to his employment, there are work incentives available to him.
Allan Bergman
02:01:15
Julie, please spend a few minutes making sure to differentiate the misleading unemployment numbers for people with disabilities and workforce participation of people with disabilities.
Gayla Dwyer
02:01:32
IPS is great model. Individual Placement and Support.
Vanessa Zuber
02:01:45
Absolutely Julie!
Borgi Beeler
02:01:51
Sharyn Hancock's statements are correct based on my experience.
Renee Carter
02:02:16
I do IPS. Gayla. It is wonderful
Brenda Ranney
02:02:17
Well said Julie!
linda lee
02:02:34
Sharyn Correct this not right but it is a fact and I am living with it. Have gone through the State Benefits counseling.
Nicholas Love
02:03:35
Conversations about SSI benefit barriers stresses the need for SSI reform. Currently there are acts to address this. SSI Restoration Act (HR3824/S2065)
Michael Petrick
02:04:01
Want to know more about the Local Provider Panelists? Read more about them here: https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=88c8adc40b&e=6155f42724
Allan Bergman
02:09:19
We now have 14 states that have passed state legislation or other processes (latest is North Carolina in a settlement agreement) to phase out sub-minimum wage. Most relevant is that the National Association for State Directors of DD Services (NASDDS) adopted a resolution in 2021 that Congress needs to phase out sub-minimum wage. We have to continue to transform the systems to have the funding and infrastructure to promote and sustain CIE or be prepared to a regressive outcome of people ending up sitting at home or in a segregated day program. We cannot let that happen. .
Christine Schultz
02:09:56
I agree with the lack of conversations regarding SSI benefit barriers, but also I find the waiver and Medicaid barriers are affecting the opportunity to work full time. Also I feel the lack of training and pay for Good job coaches hinder the employment success rate.
rebecca cagle
02:11:19
For those that are non-verbal and working are any using any assistive devices for communication?
Nicholas Love
02:11:26
Medicaid equity is a strong issue to address. The is a movement to decouple healthcare and federal/state benefits.
Joe Longcor
02:11:51
I'd love to learn more about the successes supporting persons with autism.
sue Babin
02:11:57
Are States seeing an increase in people choosing self-employment?
Nicole Weeks
02:12:33
I agree - Covid really helped in letting employers see that people with disabilities are capable, reliable, and loyal! :)
tracey cunningham martins
02:12:47
I would love to hear what kind solutions you came up with for the transportation barrier
Alicia Coleman
02:13:02
How can a CRP learn about becoming involved with NEON?
Mary Stives
02:13:34
Hard to hear Lisa
Allan Bergman
02:15:34
Regarding Medicaid income and asset limits, over 40 states had a Medicaid buy-in for workers with disabilities. In addition, HCBS waiver applications and renewals have a simple state option called Post Eligibility Treatment of Income (PETI) that states can check and raise this to 300% of SSI, and also allow the person to keep their wages so they can move to their own apartment,, etc.
Allan Bergman
02:17:27
And, one more, most states now offer ABLE accounts that parallel 529 Savings Accounts and offer tremendous opportunity to save and not have it be counted against SSI and/or Medicaid funding.
Josh Evans
02:17:37
Great to hear about the work of New Star on integrating teams and engaging in job discovery in different ways!
Tammy Hofmeister
02:18:11
who were the SMEs for these organizations?
Alicia Coleman
02:18:22
How is national disability employment counted? Are people at CRPS making min wage or higher considered employed in CIE in the numbers?
Alicia Coleman
02:19:13
What happens to people who need more meaningful day than what they are able to work?
tracey cunningham martins
02:19:58
could you provide a list of the SME on the NEON teams?
Anthony Escalante
02:20:33
Hi, glad to be here. Will a transcript or recording be available after the meeting/
Allan Bergman
02:21:15
Congratulations, Dan. Great to see you and hear how you are continuing the work and process of organizational transformation at New Star. Look forward to hearing more successes and outcomes.
Pam Wise
02:21:22
Who were the subject matter experts?
Shari Stallone
02:21:50
the vedio resume is a great idea
Michael Petrick
02:21:54
Recordings and power point will be available for after the presentation in a few days
Deborah Ebner
02:22:14
Thanks for sharing, panelists!
Alicia Coleman
02:22:59
Interesting that 3/4 of the self advocates work FOR service providers
Craig Knutson
02:23:30
Thanks all for a really great webinar
Pam Wise
02:24:37
Alicia Coleman - interesting observation.
Jennifer Grazulewicz
02:27:55
Amy, Your sharing these details really hit home with how valuable job coaches are. Thanks you.
Anthony Escalante
02:28:18
These are some great personal stories
Michael Petrick
02:29:45
Just a reminder - if you want to know more about today's self-advocate panelists - you can read about them here: https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=88c8adc40b&e=6155f42724
Alicia Coleman
02:30:00
Thank you to the self advocates for coming to speak. Great stories.
Borgi Beeler
02:30:56
I had trouble hearing Tawana and Melody. Can anybody tell me what their jobs are and who they work for?
Michael Bellantuono
02:31:12
Thank you so much for sharing your stories.
Karla Lynch
02:31:13
Thank you Ty, Amy, Melody, and Tawana for taking the time to share your experiences with us. For those of who provide supported employment services, it is important for us to know what is working well, and where we can improve in our efforts. Thank you!
Anthony Escalante
02:32:23
Tawana has a very important job! So great to hear
Jewelyn Cosgrove
02:32:42
Three cheers for our essential workers!
Roma Presley
02:32:54
I cant see the screen with my name and picture but I hear you.
Tom Keating
02:33:44
Melody, it sounds like your job title should be “Senior Disrupter” because you try to change old thinking and open up people’s minds to different ways of doing things that they might like but don’t know about. Very cool.
Karla Lynch
02:35:47
YES! Work is about self-sufficiency AND connection/belong!
Anthony Escalante
02:35:58
Ty made some great points about having friendships with co-workers.
linda lee
02:36:01
and cherished friendships….
Linda Davis
02:36:31
Frienships and natural supports mean the world!!!
Douglas Hunt
02:36:55
So great to hear about the relational benefits of work Ty! It's more than a job!
Deborah Ebner
02:37:08
Thanks to all our panelists for sharing your stories and personalizing your experiences.
Douglas Hunt
02:38:08
Wise words Tawana! Thanks!
LaVonne Figley
02:38:09
WELL said
Pam Wise
02:38:27
Well said Tawana, Melody, Amy, and TY. Thank you for sharing your successes.
Deborah Ebner
02:38:30
Thanks Tawana - so well said!
Heidi Russell-Green
02:38:30
Well said!
Bonnie Bomer
02:38:32
Tawana, that was awesome! Our disabilities do not define us.
Tom Keating
02:38:39
Awesome panel.
Heidi Russell-Green
02:39:15
Melody, Stay positive wonderful remarks.
Ann Primacio
02:39:18
You are all an inspiration! Thanks for your powerful stories!
Roma Presley
02:39:18
Am I suppose to give a response?
LaTryce Hilliard
02:40:19
Great stories! Thank you all for sharing❤️
Dianna Cancel
02:40:31
I appreciate all of these testimonies from you. It really encourage me in my position as an Employment consultant. I had some kind of disability but I graduated from SNU with a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Leadership. I think what I am doing now is very valuable and fulfilling.
Douglas Hunt
02:41:36
So True Ty! Work is an expression of who we are and our gifts that we can offer to others. Everyone has gifts to share. No exceptions.
Deborah Ebner
02:42:02
WOW - TY. Such wise and inspiring words.
LaVonne Figley
02:42:05
Amy, Tawana, Ty and Melody thank you. very inspiring. success stories that help all of make changes.
Borgi Beeler
02:42:07
Thanks to the panel for expressing your thoughts on the value of choice and having the job that you want, including AbilityOne jobs and other jobs working for a service provider. The length of your successful job tenure is truly impressive!
Roma Presley
02:42:38
Stay encouraged doing a great job.
Douglas Hunt
02:42:45
Thanks Amy - so neat to hear that your job has enabled you to provide for you family. Well done!
Shannon Bloxham
02:42:46
Thank you Amy.
Amy Stapley
02:42:51
Amy, such a good point- we all need to feel like people believe in us and that reminder is so important.
Karen Morgret
02:42:52
Thank you
Suzanne Bakiewicz
02:42:53
You are all awesome!
Rose Warner
02:42:53
Thanks for sharing, panel. Very powerful words.
Heidi Russell-Green
02:42:59
Wonderful job!
Diaonna Cain
02:43:33
great Job!!
Amy Stapley
02:43:46
Thank you all for sharing, your stories are very inspiring!
Dawn Horwath
02:43:58
Thanks for sharing the impact of employment.
Alice L. Bowen
02:44:45
Excellent! Thank you!
Dianna Cancel
02:45:48
How can we get involved in NEON with our Organization in Gatesway Foundation in Broken Arrow, OK?
Dianna Cancel
02:47:34
dcancel@gatesway.org
Rory Carmody
02:48:41
How to we get involved with NEON? rcarmody@accesspointri.org
Sarah Ouellette
02:48:57
Thank you to all, this has been helpful information.
David Berthiaume
02:49:04
Kudos to Dr. Mank and Rich for moderating a super webinar. Thanks to all the panel members as well!
Diaonna Cain
02:49:16
I would like more information on NEON
sue Babin
02:49:36
Who is the director of NEON?
Diaonna Cain
02:50:05
dcain@raygraham.org more Info on NEON
Deborah Ebner
02:50:35
This webinar was very informative and inspiring - well worth the time.
Michael Petrick
02:50:39
Want more information about NEON? You can find more information on the DOL Website: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/neon
Allan Bergman
02:50:58
Rich, good to see you and thanks for the reference to Presumptive Employability for Individuals with Significant Disabilities, which was an amendment to the Rehab Act in 1992!!! And, supported Employment was added to the Rehab Act in 1986.
Julia Kelly
02:51:11
Good information. Thank you, Julia Kelly, NY
Borgi Beeler
02:51:23
In ND, VR notified providers that we will be required to have all staff ACRE certified. Simple step that makes it happen. Unfortunately, that doesn't address the funding issue.
Christine Fuller
02:51:30
NM DDSD and DVR is paying for the classes, 2 hours / week for for 16 weeks. all virtual and then we pay for the certifications
Jennifer Grazulewicz
02:51:31
Yes! Game changer for us all.
Cathy Schwarze
02:51:44
Thank you!
Pam Wise
02:52:03
It would be nice if they did fund the training, but they don't. There are grants available for some. However, it's really more of a time element. We already have to fit in 24 hours of required trainings from ODP in PA, and if people miss those planned trainings, they struggle to make them up. We need the staff present to provide proper ratios for services.
Nikki Ondyak
02:52:34
how do we connect more with NEON nondyak@aidcares.org
Bonnie Bomer
02:53:51
Self employment is a great alternative, but also poses a lot of hurdles for people to overcome due to VR's need for extremely detailed SBE plans and limited supports for the entrepreneurs themselves.
Christine Fuller
02:53:58
NM set up a 5 year- MOU between DVR and DDSD -a plan for how we wanted the landscape of employment and skills of the providers.
terri nelles
02:54:39
@Nikki https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/neon
Nikki Ondyak
02:55:34
Thank you.
Kayvryelle Harmon
02:56:06
Thanks for the informative information!
Bonnie Bomer
02:56:21
Benefits Planners are a MUST. I have heard the issue of loss of benefits since 1986!!!
Stephanie Jones
02:56:28
will this be posted for replay?
Michael Petrick
02:56:48
The power point, transcript and recording will be available next week
Stephanie Jones
02:56:59
Thank you
Roma Presley
02:57:08
Thanks
Alice L. Bowen
02:57:11
Thank you for the support of the need for Benefits Planners!
Patricia Runge
02:57:12
Thank you!
Bonnie Bomer
02:57:14
THANK YOU ALL!
Michael Petrick
02:57:17
Want to register for the next Community of Practice? Here is the link: https://econsys.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29aa515bd6e4d1a3e196930b4&id=e7a39772c5&e=6155f42724
Donna Martin
02:57:19
Thank you everyone!
Allan Bergman
02:58:28
And, the change of expectations need to begin with pediatricians, early childhood and preschool special educators; and, full inclusion beginning in preschool will go a long, long way to change the culture and expectations. thank you for a great two hours.
Lynne Newman
02:58:30
great information & great panel discussions. Thank you!
LaVonne Figley
02:58:35
thank you
Renee Carter
02:58:36
thanks