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October CoP Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael Petrick
38:53
These links will be available in the chat shortly
Kari Tietjen
44:59
Hi everyone- Kari Tietjen, she/her with National APSE. Thanks for hosting this today!
Econsys VRN
45:43
Hello! Thank you for attending today!
Barbara Graham
46:09
Hi- Barb Graham from Achieva Business Services, Pittsburgh.
Anita Jayeoba
47:06
Hello, Anita Jayeoba from Portland, Maine - Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Michael Petrick - EconSys
48:28
Hello Barbara and Anita, welcome! A reminder to all you can put questions in the chat and the panelists will address them at the end of the presentation.
Valerie Kerrigan
49:38
hello Val Kerrigan from NJ DVRS
Diana Valdez
54:01
Diana valdez Compass Careers Solution Yakima WA
Michael Petrick - EconSys
54:21
Hello Diana and Val, thanks for joining us!
Econsys VRN
55:50
Please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have here in the chat! There will be a Q&A portion at the end of the presentation.
Nikki Marcano
56:24
Nikki Marcano. Frontier Community Services in Soldotna, Alaska. Will the slides be available for reference after the training?
Econsys VRN
57:55
Slides and webinar recording, as well as a feedback survey, will be available within 48 hours of the conclusion of this webinar.
Michael Petrick - EconSys
58:26
Thank you for your question Nikki!
Nikki Marcano
58:51
Awsome! Good stuff thank you.
Emogene Hayes
01:02:49
A review of what happen and the strategy I took to stay relevant during the first portion of the pandemic...Employment/Vocational Specialist in NYC
Kari Tietjen
01:03:07
Slides were linked in the email ODEP/ econsys sent out today I saw!
Kari Tietjen
01:04:24
Yes providers are reporting that clients /supported individuals really showed their true independence, and people moved forward so greatly in their skills. When job supports couldn’t help on site many thrived with virtual supports.
Anita Jayeoba
01:06:44
Being able to hold virtual workshops and share screens as well as receive slides and completed paperwork was great
Douglas Hunt
01:07:33
Absolutely, the shortage of employment specialists returning to the field after lay offs prompted by lock down is a major barrier to getting people with disabilities back to work.
Emogene Hayes
01:08:20
In NYC most are not comfortable being in the office, vaccinated or not...
Anita Jayeoba
01:08:24
also realized how valuable our clients really do see us the various staff as very valuable in their lives when the loneliness really became toooo overwhelming for them
Deborah Ebner
01:09:12
Many people receiving supports were able to gain communication and self-advocacy skills through online coaching that they previously relied on coaches to do on their behalf.
Autumn Burton
01:12:07
One issue in my area (Newton, Iowa) was the lack of employers wanting to customized due to needing employees who can do three peoples jobs since they are hurting for staff.
Michael Petrick - EconSys
01:12:50
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Douglas Hunt
01:13:10
And the domino effect of employment specialists needing greater flexibility in schecduling due to school closures and Covid quarantines of their kids and loved ones actually increases the need for employment specialists needed to cover all job sites.
Kari Tietjen
01:15:14
Transportation has been brought up as a primary concern, both rural and suburban areas. Especially during the last 1.5 years. - Autumn I’m also in Iowa!
Deborah Ebner
01:15:19
Same in our area in Minnesota - employees are being required to cross-train in 3-4 different work areas which was a barrier to customized employment opportunities.
Rose Warner
01:15:33
I'm really appreciating everyone's comments! We will have a Q and A after the presentation.
Anita Jayeoba
01:15:37
Here in Maine we experienced that employers were so desperate for staff that they became more willing to make additional accommodation's in terms of how many hours a person could work and exactly what they could do verses what they couldn't do.
Autumn Burton
01:16:11
Transportation is DEFINITELY an ongoing barrier!
Michael Petrick - EconSys
01:16:23
Thanks for the reminder Rose! Put any questions you may have in the chat for the panelists to answer.
Anita Jayeoba
01:16:34
I agree, especially for those who live in the more rural areas
Kari Tietjen
01:17:58
Agree! APSE has seen the cohort of leaders in mid level management and as employment support professionals is growing! … if we can keep people in those roles (busy, low to mid wage, etc..)
Anita Jayeoba
01:18:32
we definitely need to make it easier for pour clients to obtain the tools that they need in order to keep up with societal needs
Kari Tietjen
01:19:14
Yes- technology access is an issue
Kari Tietjen
01:19:37
Even broadband internet! Especially in rural spots
Anita Jayeoba
01:21:57
some of the things that are working and that were new and added in were the abilities to have break out sessions in which you could help people individually while still being a part of the whole
Kerry Wiley
01:22:01
What about accessibility issues with platforms? Did any feedback on accessibility emerge from the focus groups?
Anita Jayeoba
01:22:40
being able to spend that extra time with clients was very valuable as well
Michael Petrick - EconSys
01:23:43
As we begin the Q&A Section we will be putting some of the links to upcoming events that Rose discussed earlier in the presentation.
Michael Petrick - EconSys
01:24:02
ODEP has invited everybody to their virtual NDEAM Celebration on October, 20 – You can register at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021-tickets-186087802627And remember, this year’s theme is- America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.
Deborah Ebner
01:24:47
LOVE the theme for this year!
Douglas Hunt
01:25:23
Did any providers reference adopting innovative approaches such as paying employers for the intermittent in person support a worker might need beyond natural supports?
Anita Jayeoba
01:25:44
Hearing issues were definitely a concern, but having the close captioning and the ability to record the various webinars was great
Lonyta Varner
01:26:40
Many of our individuals that lived in group homes were not allowed out for several months putting their jobs on hold.
Jenny Miller
01:27:11
We have had difficulty finding video with voiceover for sight impaired individuals
Kerry Wiley
01:27:40
Will a report be issued with the focus group findings? Will there be any recommendations?
Anita Jayeoba
01:29:09
that's still an on going issue
Cassondra Glausier
01:29:26
Have you thought of writing a white paper to discuss all of your findings and provide guidelines?
Anita Jayeoba
01:29:43
many clients were allowed to go home but they had to stay there through out until it was deemed safer to come back
Sharyn Hancock
01:30:22
We have a program like that in TN
Anita Jayeoba
01:30:26
you mean like using some one ina natural support ?
Clifford Hymowitz
01:30:34
Anybody have any feedback regarding per diem employment
Cassondra Glausier
01:31:06
YES!!!
Deborah Ebner
01:31:18
Were there any organizations identified who are willing to provide technology to persons with disabilities in order to lessen the Digital Devide?
Anita Jayeoba
01:31:19
what was that last question
Emogene Hayes
01:32:17
How successful Is the ration for folks that won't take the vaccine? how employable have this been?
Michael Petrick - EconSys
01:32:30
The last question was about creating a report to summarize David and Richard's findings, and it will be coming soon! If you are registered, you will be the first to see it once it's released. http://www.econsys.com/efslmp/?subscribe
Anita Jayeoba
01:32:41
what were the difficulties that you found in terms of finding people work as employment specialists?
Kerry Wiley
01:32:45
Funding for Technology is an ongoing challenge. Can materials or recommendations be offered in the future? Perhaps a future topic for the COP?
Kari Tietjen
01:33:39
Please join APSE for more employment first events! www.apse.org/online-learning
Casey McGowan
01:34:07
Thank you all so much!
Michael Petrick - EconSys
01:34:21
Thank you David and Rich for your fantastic work on this crucial issue.
Debra Nichols
01:34:31
Thank you all!
Barbara Graham
01:34:44
Great and timely subject. Thank you
Douglas Hunt
01:34:45
Thanks for your work - look forward to the paper!
Deborah Ebner
01:34:49
Thanks so much for sharing - well worth our time.
Raeann Olander-Murray
01:34:50
thank you!
Beth Schumer
01:34:52
Thank you!
Econsys VRN
01:34:53
Our pleasure to host!
Diana Valdez
01:34:56
hank you David and Rich fi=or this great info
Econsys VRN
01:34:58
Thank you all so much!
Herman Corteza
01:35:00
Thank you!
Nikki Marcano
01:35:02
Thanks!
Lucy Clark
01:35:02
thank you!