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Register for SSA’s December WISE Webinar: Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits & Work

Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET If you are age 18-64 and receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to earn more money through work, the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program can provide the support you need! Join us Tuesday, December 12, 2017, for the next WISE webinar to learn the truth about Ticket to Work and find the support that may help you on the path to financial independence! We’ll address the 3 most common myths about the program and answer your questions, like: Will I have a medical Continuing Disability Review if I use my Ticket? What happens to my healthcare coverage if I start working? What happens if I need to stop working due to my disability? Register online at choosework.ssa.gov/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be… Read More > Register for SSA’s December WISE Webinar: Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits & Work

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance WV

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance WV (DBSA) helps people maintain better mental health with free, peer lead, and confidential group meetings to help you develop strategies for living life to the fullest.

WVATS Fall 2017 Newsletter

See page 3 for DRWV’s article on our Client Assistance Program (CAP).

SSA: Work Incentives Wednesdays: Unincurred Business Expenses

Work Incentives Wednesdays: Unincurred Business Expenses For registration to the Work Incentive Seminar Events (WISE) click here https://choosework.ssa.gov/webinar/ Nov 15, 2017 Are you self-employed or have you been considering working for yourself?  Do you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? If so, Social Security’s Work Incentives and the Ticket to Work program may be able to help you on your path to success. During today’s Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinar, we’ll talk about self-employment goals and what Social Security supports may be available to you. Before you attend the webinar, continue reading to learn about a Work Incentive that may help self-employed people achieve financial independence. Unincurred business expenses Unincurred business expenses are non-monetary contributions made by others to your self-employment efforts at no cost to you. Unincurred business expenses only apply to people who receive SSDI. For example, you may be interested in opening a graphic arts business and talk to your State Vocational… Read More > SSA: Work Incentives Wednesdays: Unincurred Business Expenses

Hot Topic Module: Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury

Dissemination Support to Promote Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury Hot Topic Module Release date: October 25, 2017 This page is designed to help individuals and organizations share information about the new hot topic module, “Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury.” Please feel free to draw on this sample language to share this resource with your network. Social Media Messages The MSKTC just released the Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury hot topic module! Access videos, the factsheet, and slideshow. https://tinyurl.com/y8cevas8. Did you know that there are strategies that can support memory after TBI? Learn more. https://tinyurl.com/y7a3nah9 Want to learn more about changes in memory after TBI? Take a look at this narrated slideshow. https://tinyurl.com/ycm4w36x Want to learn more about how others have addressed changes in memory after TBI? Learn about Tonya and Jason’s experience!  https://tinyurl.com/yaesnq64 After you view the Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury main video, don’t forget to watch the short clips for more info! https://tinyurl.com/ybkyfdyz Newsletter… Read More > Hot Topic Module: Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury

EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges

EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges New EEOC Public Portal Allows Online Interactions with the Agency WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most convenient for that individual,” said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic. “It’s a giant leap forward for the EEOC in providing online services.” The EEOC Public Portal allows individuals to submit online initial inquiries and requests for intake interviews with the agency. Initial inquiries and intake interviews are typically the first steps for individuals seeking to file a charge of discrimination with EEOC. In fiscal year 2017, the EEOC responded to over 550,000 calls to the toll-free number and more than 140,600 inquiries in field offices, reflecting the significant public demand for EEOC’s services. Handling this volume… Read More > EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges

Ticket to Work for America’s Veterans Fact Sheet

The Ticket to Work program is pleased to announce our newest resource: Ticket to Work for America’s Veterans Check out this resource to find: Social Security resources available for veterans with disabilities Ticket to Work employment supports for veterans ages 18 through 64 who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) How military training and experience make veterans an asset in the civilian workplace If you or someone you care about receives Social Security disability benefits and you or they have questions about employment supports for veterans, this resource is a great place to start!

Fair Shake Network (FSN) Legislative Survey for 2018

FSN Legislative Survey 2018 Final (002)”]Fair Shake Network (FSN) Legislative Survey for 2018 Disability Agenda The FSN Legislative Committee is conducting a survey to get statewide input on legislative issues. The results of the survey will be compiled and analyzed by the FSN staff and the Legislative Committee. The information gathered will be used to assist in the development of the 2018 Disability Agenda. It is important that you complete and return this survey to the FSN office by no later than November 16, 2017. If you need assistance in filling out the survey, please call the FSN office at 304-766-0061 or 1-800-497-4746.   [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.drofwv.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FSN-Legislative-Survey-2018-Final-002.pdf” title=”

ASAN’s Autism and Safety Toolkit is Now Available

Autism & Safety Toolkit Autistic people have the right to be safe and live independently in our communities. We also face significant threats to our safety, including higher rates of abuse, institutionalization, suicide, and police violence. Too often, autistic voices have been erased from conversations about autism and safety. That’s why ASAN is proud to announce the release of our Autism & Safety Toolkit – the first toolkit made by autistic self-advocates, focusing on safety issues that affect us and the tools to deal with them. This toolkit provides information about: Abuse and neglect Bullying Interactions with police Mental health Safely navigating the community Many people think that people with developmental disabilities must give up our autonomy, or be separated from the broader community, in order to be safe. But in reality, we are safest when we are included in our communities and empowered to take control of our own lives. The toolkit describes safety risks we face, discusses different… Read More > ASAN’s Autism and Safety Toolkit is Now Available

SSA Blog Post: Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair

Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair Read today’s blog post to learn about national and local opportunities to attend a career fair in November. Whether in person or virtual, career fairs are an excellent way to meet employers and job search. Numerous career fairs are held throughout the country each month for veterans, individuals with disabilities and others who are job searching. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair Nov 2, 2017 Career fairs are an excellent way to start or advance your job search. They give you the chance to meet potential employers and learn about different job opportunities, including openings you can apply for. Check out one of the following career fairs being held in person and online this month. You can also read Making the Most of a Virtual Career Fair for tips on how to prepare for an event and leave a strong impression with recruiters. Hire Our Heroes Virtual Career… Read More > SSA Blog Post: Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair