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Training & Education

Video Description: This webinar provides details about the Disability Integration Act, a federal bill that, if passed, would create an absolute right for all people with disabilities to live in the community instead of being forced into institutional settings, such as nursing homes. Participants learn the specifics of the bill, and how this law would benefit people with disabilities by ensuring services and supports needed are provided in a person’s home.

Date: 7/10/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by Stephanie Woodward, the Director of Advocacy for the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) and a national organizer for ADAPT. Woodward helped draft this legislation, and will offer her expertise on the bill on this highly informative webinar.


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Video Description: The Open Doors Transition Center assists individuals in nursing homes who wish to return to the community. Suzanne de Beaumont, Project Director, will present information about the history and funding of the program, how Open Doors is structured, how referrals are made and the role of transition specialists. The relationship between PASRRs and Open Doors will be discussed. 

Date: 9/27/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by Suzanne de Beaumont, Project Director. 


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Webinar Description: People transitioning from nursing homes have financial needs immediately upon discharge. This webinar will provide information about how to use Medicaid Community Budgeting for individuals who are preparing to discharge. It will also cover how to reduce or eliminate a Medicaid spenddown for individuals who are transitioning from a nursing home using a Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plan. These tools can be used to increase the amount of money a person will have to purchase necessary goods and services upon discharge.

Date: 8/23/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by Kelly Ann Murray, Staff Attorney for the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of the New York Legal Assistance Group 

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Video Description: This webinar acknowledges and explores some of the frustrations, challenges, and feelings expressed by Transition Specialists across the State. We discuss what Burnout is, as well provide some strategies and coping mechanisms to help us enhance our emotional health and prevent burnout. 

Date: 6/26/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by Laurie Carter, LMSW and Laura Bingell, RN


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Video Description: People with mental illness are frequently being served in nursing homes. This workshop reviews prevalence and possible reasons for this phenomenon. It also provides information about tools used to assess mental illness in nursing homes and how they can be used to plan transition. Community services and supports such as Health Homes, SPOA and HARPs that can used in transition are described. Barriers to transition and possible solutions are also presented.

Date: 11/07/17

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by The Mental Health Association of New York State (MHANYS)

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Video Description: This training describes the Olmstead Housing Subsidy and how it can help to house participants looking to leave nursing homes, or who were in a nursing home within the past 24 months. The training reviews ways to look for units for participants seeking accessible housing. During the training we review resources used, develop an understanding of Fair Market Rate (FMR), and how to build relationships in the community with landlords. 

Date: 07/18/17

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by Valerie Brennan- Olmstead Housing Subsidy, Program Manager

Presentation Slides: Housing Fundamentals (PDF)

 

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Video Description: This training will answer the broad question what is cultural competency while exploring Laws, Person First vs. Identity First Language, Marginalizing and Stereotyping as well as incorporating Effective Communication, and Inclusive Leadership into everyday practice. 

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On completion of this training participants should have a broad view of cultural competence and an understanding of diversity, highlighting the fostering of respectful appropriate relationships with people of diverse skills sets at it relates to working with individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of respectful interaction and how to be inclusive while practicing cross cultural communication and equity in building successful personal and professional relationships.

Date: 06/26/17

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by The Self-Advocacy Association of NYS

  

Presentation Slides: Exploring Cultural Compentency (PDF)

 

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Video Description: Laura Bingell, Open Doors Nurse, presents an overview of Kidney Disease. Kidney Disease affects more than 30 million Americans. Many Transition Specialists have already assisted people who are on dialysis. This webinar will present a basic understanding of kidney anatomy and function, how kidneys can be damaged and treatments that are available. Having a better understanding of what is involved in the treatment of kidney disease and failure, and what to expect in the future, will better prepare you to assist individuals who would like to continue their treatments while living in the community. 

Date: 04/25/17

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Open Doors Transition Center Nurse, Laura Bingell RN. 

Presentation Slides: Kidney Disease (PDF)

 

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Video Description: Zach Garafalo- Program Director -- Open Doors (MFP) Peer Outreach Program discusses a new initiative to identify service-connected individuals in nursing homes and connect them to Veteran Peer Advocates. He provides an overview of the number of veterans in NYS, those living in nursing facilities and how centers can recruit and hire veterans for employment. Zach is joined by Todd Simmons, a Veteran Peer Advocate from Access to Independence from Cortland County. Todd discusses his own work as a Veteran Peer Advocate for the Open Doors Peer Program and highlights the importance of engaging veterans as partners in nursing facility transition.

Date: 04/04/17

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Open Doors (MFP) Peer Outreach Program Director, Zach Garafalo 

Presentation Slides: Engaging Veteran Peer Advocates and Their Loved Ones in the Transition Process (PDF)

 

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Video Description: This webcast will educate healthcare professionals about how Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs
can help eligible individuals transition from institutional settings back to their communities of choice,
featuring the New York State MFP demonstration program. Participants will learn how transition specialists
and peers can help support not only the individual, but also providers working in institutions and the community.
Our guests will also discuss guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’
Office of Civil Rights, which highlights the importance of offering nursing home residents the opportunity
to learn about available community resources.

Public Health Live! of University At Albany's School of Public Health presents: The Money Follows the Person Program-
Facilitating Return to Community-based Settings.

Date: Originally aired on February 16, 2017

Guests: 
Erika C. Robbins, MA, PMP
Vice President
Lewin Group, Center for Aging and Disability Policy

Lindsay Miller, MPH
Executive Director
New York Association on Independent Living

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Video Description: Laurie Carter, Open Doors Statewide Social Worker, presents an overview of when and how to complete accurate, thorough, concise notes. Review of when notes are needed, tips on how to write notes, what should be included in the note, and what is required within the database. 

Date: 11/01/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Open Doors (MFP) Statewide Social Worker, Laurie Carter

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Video Description: Multiple Sclerosis is very complicated. It’s appearance and progression can differ greatly between individuals. Even experts have many questions that remain mysteries. By considering what is known, we can better equip ourselves to assist people with MS to remain at home and to individually achieve their best quality of life.

Date: 11/29/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by MFP Transition Center Nurse, Laura Bingell, RN.

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Video Description: One million Americans are living with Parkinson’s Disease. This number is increasing and could double by 2040. Having a good understanding of disease progression, current supports and therapies, and an idea of what is on the horizon will better equip you to assist individuals with PD who want to be independent in their own homes.

Date: 09/13/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by MFP Transition Center Nurse, Laura Bingell, RN.

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Video Description: The Quality of Life survey has been revised. This new version will be used beginning 1/1/17. The guidance on when a survey may be conducted has been clarified. This training is mandatory for all TS staff before they conduct a QoL in 2017.

Date: 12/14/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center Project Director, Suzanne de Beaumont

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Video Description: Steve Holmes of the Self-advocacy Association of New York State, Inc., (SANYS) will present on the importance of person centered planning to help a person develop a life plan based on their needs, desires, dreams and goals. Person centered planning is the opposite of system planning; it puts the person in the middle and bases all decisions on the person’s point of view. For people with profound disabilities, family, friends and often staff members who have supported them in the past play a critical role in shaping a plan.

Date: 08/30/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Steve Holmes of the Self-advocacy Association of New York State, Inc., (SANYS).

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Video Description: Approximately 22 million Veterans reside in the United States today. Around 850,000 Veterans live in New York State alone. More than two-thirds of the Veterans residing in New York State have reached the age of 65 or above. Learning whether an individual served in the Armed Forces can prove to be a crucial component of providing the highest-quality services to help that Veteran maintain his or her independent living ability. Status as a Veteran can open the door to a tremendous realm of benefits, programs, and services that can assist the Veteran financially, improve the Veteran’s physical and mental well-being, and help the Veteran in arenas ranging from healthcare to housing. This webinar provides a basic but vital toolkit for independent living professionals interacting with Veterans and their families. It provides key information about eligibility for multiple benefits, programs, and services that assist Veterans and their family members, and informs participants about resources available to “cut through the red tape” and advocate for Veterans and their family members in these areas. Even more importantly, this course provides essential information about interacting properly with Veterans, helping participants gain a heightened understanding of challenges and experiences unique to Veterans and their families and establishing a greater level of cultural competency when working with these individuals.

Date: 07/25/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented byBenjamin P. Pomerance, Esq., Deputy Director for Program Development for the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs.

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Video Description: The purpose of this webinar is to:

  • Familiarize advocates with the current 17-A Guardianship process
  • Educate advocates on how S.4983 will change the 17-A process

The current 17-A Guardianship process violates rights of people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries to due process and equal protection under the law. New York State's Olmstead report identified many of these rights violations. In response to this Report the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has submitted a department bill (S.4983) to address these failures. The New York Association on Independent Living has asked Disability Rights New York, the Protection and Advocacy System for New York State, to educate our community on the 17-A Guardianship Statute in New York, to break down Senate Bill S.4983 and describe how this bill is designed to protect the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities.

Date: 04/06/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Jennifer Monthie, Esq., Director PADD, PAAT and PATBI Programs at Disability Rights New York.

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Video Description: The purpose of this webinar is to review various aspects of working with individuals who experience mental illness. We will review basic information about mental health conditions, why the Independent Living Philosophy is a perfect fit for working with this population, possible service options (waivers, MLTC, Mental Health Service System, Health Homes, Case management), as well as possible community resources.

Date: 04/28/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Laurie Carter of the MFP Transition Center Project.

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Video Description: Join this webinar to learn about Strokes. Stroke is primarily a disease of the brain. However, the brain is the master of all the body systems, so a stroke can affect a person dramatically in unlimited ways. Since it is the 5th leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the US, we should increase our understanding of how to best assist stroke survivors in maintaining independence. We will discuss what a stroke is, the different kinds of stroke, risk factors, how it is diagnosed, some usual treatments, phases of recovery, resources for assistance and the lasting impact a stroke can have on an individual.

Date: 03/29/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Laura Bingell of the MFP Transition Center Project.

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Video Description: Representatives of the Self-advocacy Association of New York State, Inc., will discuss our experience in engaging with individuals who live in Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) about their options for support through the Money Follow’s the Person concept. As many of the people who live in ICFs require a lot of support to speak for themselves or express their preferences, we’ll also talk the importance of the involvement of family, friends, and direct support staff who know them well in the process whenever possible. Finally we’ll talk about interacting with the staff who manage and supervise ICFs.

Date: 02/05/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by BJ Stasio and Steve Holmes of the Self-advocacy Association of New York State.

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Video Description: Watch this webinar to learn about heart failure. We will discuss congestive heart failure as well as both left and right sided heart failure. The focus will be on congestive heart failure, also referred to as CHF. Our goal will be for you to have a better understanding of this disease and the impact it can have on those with whom you are working. We will discuss the types and classes of heart failure, definition, warning signs, symptoms and diagnosis, prevention, treatment options, living with heart failure, and advanced heart failure.

Date: 02/02/2016

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Christine Trimboli of the MFP Transition Center Project.

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