Date: 7/9/2020

Video Description: A roundtable of representatives from ILCs around the state discuss how they adapted to operate in the "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics include:

  • Ensuring all staff have proper technology, including Internet access
  • VPN and other forms of remote access such as LogMeIn, SplashTop, Google Remote Desktop
  • Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype
  • Temporary phone numbers via Google Voice
  • Voice over internet protocol
  • Zoom with encryption to allow for staff calls, plus staff with consumers
  • Zoom alternatives
  • Managing bandwidth
  • Peer counseling, wellness calls and emotional support strategies for staff and consumers

Webinar Recording: Best Practices for ILC Remote Operations

Webinar Transcript: Best Practices for ILC Remote Operations (PDF)


Date: 6/17/2020

Video Description: Presenters from Disability Rights New York (DRNY) address the following topics:

  • Why it Matters: Understanding the Impact of the Disability Vote
  • Voter Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Polling Place Accessibility/Ballot Marking Devices
  • Alternative Voting Options
  • Absentee Voting in NYS Today
  • DRNY Recent Litigation

Author: Presented by Helen Charland, Advocate, DRNY, and Christy Asbee, Executive Director, DRNY

Presentation Slides: Election Accessibility and Voter Rights (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Election Accessibility and Voter Rights


 Date: 4/13/2020

Video Description: Grief and loss is important to understand. It is not a problem to be solved, but rather, a process to be experienced. Never the less, it is a complicated process and even more so during a pandemic. This webinar focuses on breaking down the complexities of grief. How to recognize it, what to do with it, how to support others, and how to sustain mental wellness during a time that is filled with worry and heartbreak.

Author: Presented by Carly Nichols, LMSW, APHSW-C, Support Services Manager at CareFirst; a Hospice, Palliative Care, and Grief Services agency.  

Presentation Slides: Understanding Grief and Loss During the Pandemic (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Understanding Grief and Loss During the Pandemic