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Wrightslaw: Summer School 2016: Session 2

Wrightslaw: Summer School 2016: Session 2 (wrightslaw.com)

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PATHS Grant

PATHS is accepting grants applications for assistive technology up to $550 for individuals with disabilities.  More information can be found on their website pathswv.org/grants.html. Applications for this funding cycle are due by October 1st.  PATHS grant application (PDF). Read More > PATHS Grant

Wrightslaw: Summer School 2016 Tape-Recording IEP Meetings, Transcribing Follow-Up Letters

Summer School 2016 Tape-Recording IEP Meetings, Transcribing Follow-Up Letters (wrightslaw.com)

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WVATS Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2016

WVATS Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2016 (cedwvu.org)

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“Institutionalized as a Teen with Jensen Caraballo” by Rooted in Rights

"Institutionalized as a Teen with Jensen Caraballo" by Rooted in Rights (rootedinrights.org)

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FEMA Workshop Tonight at 7pm at Elkview Baptist Church

FEMA Workshop tonight at 7pm at Elkview Baptist Church, 1150 Main Street, Elkview, WV 25071 (vimeo.com)

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National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations:
Support on Your Journey to Employment
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

The July 27, 2016, national WISE webinar will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Join the webinar to learn about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives, frequently asked questions and where to find more information. You will hear from experts about employment resources, including:

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) 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 sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

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5 Things That Are Harder Than Registering To Vote, Featuring President Obama

https://youtu.be/5eE7Da_6AMM

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Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair on August 24th

An email from Social Security

Attend the Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair August 24, 2016

The Ticket to Work program will host its next online Virtual Job Fair on August 24, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

This job fair is a national event, sponsored by Social Security, and participating employers will have jobs throughout the United States. The event will connect job seekers to companies that work with the government. These companies have job openings for persons with many different skill and experience levels. They are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.

Register for the Job Fair!

At the job fair, participants can communicate with job recruiters online in chat forums and by using one-on-one messages. They can also visit virtual resource booths to ask questions about job accommodations, Social Security work incentives, and legal issues that can create barriers to work for people with disabilities.

You should register if:

  • You are a Ticket to Work participant
  • You are using your Ticket to get services from an approved Employment Network (EN) or your state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency
  • You are ready to work

How to register:

Once we verify your eligibility to participate, we will confirm your registration. Remember, even if you have participated in a past Virtual Job Fair, you still need to sign a new consent form and register.

Not sure if you are a Ticket to Work participant or are using your ticket? Need help finding an EN or state VR agency?

Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (voice) or 1-866-833-296 (TTY). Agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Assistive Technology

The Virtual Job Fair environment will be screen-reader friendly.

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FEMA Warns of Disaster Related Fraud

FEMA News Release: Beware of Disaster Related Fraud, June 28, 2016 (pdf) Read More > FEMA Warns of Disaster Related Fraud