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Wayne County FRN, Guardianship and Your Rights

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WVATS Annual Report

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National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar: Achieving Financial Independence with Ticket to Work and the ABLE Act, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET Read More > National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

AbleData: Whitepaper on Video Game Accessibility

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March is Developmental Disabilities Month

DD Month Video (youtube.com) (transcript)

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SSA: Choose Telework

From the Social Security Administration:

Read our latest Choose Work blog post, Choosing Telework, by guest blogger Tracie DeFreitas from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). February 27 to March 5 is Telecommuter Appreciation Week. Telework may be right for people with various medical impairments and in a number of disability employment-related situations. In this new blog post, DeFreitas discusses telework as a reasonable accommodation.
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Social Security Administration’s Work Incentives Wednesdays Monthly Blog Series

From the Social Security Administration:

In our new monthly Work Incentives Wednesdays blog series, we will tell you about Social Security Work Incentives that can help you meet your work goals. Work Incentives make it easier for people who receive Social Security disability benefits to work and still receive medical benefits and, in some cases, cash benefits from Social Security. Work Incentives can help you through the transition to work and towards financial independence. Read this month's post, Work Incentive Wednesday: Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) to learn how a PASS may be able to help you reach your work goals.
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Ticket to Work’s “Meet Your Employment Team” blog series

From Ticket to Work:

The Ticket to Work program offers people with disabilities who are age 18 through 64 and receive Social Security benefits (SSI or SSDI) free access to a variety of service providers who can help them reach their employment goals. If you are starting your journey back to work or working for the first time, there are resources to help you succeed. In our two-part Meet Your Employment Team blog series, we look at who makes up your employment team and what each provider offers. In Part 1, WIPA Projects and PABSS Organizations, you will receive an introduction to Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) projects and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) organizations. In Part 2, ENs and State VR agencies, learn more about what services Employment Networks (ENs) and State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies offer. Be sure to join our next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar on February 22. We’ll present information about choosing a service provider that’s right for you. Register today!
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The WV DDC is accepting applications for the 17-18 PIP Class

From the WV DDC:

The WV Developmental Disabilities Council is currently accepting applications for the 2017 -2018 Partners in Policymaking (PIP) Class. PIP is a national leadership training program for people with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. It provides the most current information about disability issues and develops the skills necessary for effective advocacy to influence public policy at all levels of government. A recent PIP graduate had this to say about her experience: “I can honestly say being part of this group has changed my life and the life of my daughter and for that I am eternally grateful. I can only hope that the confidence and hope you now see inside me can be thanks enough.” National and State leaders in the developmental disability field will provide information on current issues and state-of-the-art practices important to individuals with developmental disabilities. The Council covers expenses for participants’ training, lodging, meals, and a portion of travel for eight training sessions between the months of September 2017 and May 2018. All training sessions will be held in the Charleston area. For more information or to obtain an application, please go to our website at www.ddc.wv.gov or contact Christy Black by phone at 304-558-0416, email at Christy.D.Black@wv.gov. Applications are due by June 30, 2017. Join the thousands of PIP graduates from similar programs across the country in advocating for better policy, services, and supports for people with developmental disabilities!
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WVATS Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2016: Universal Design

WVATS Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2016: Universal Design (cedwvu.org) Read More > WVATS Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2016: Universal Design