Video Description: This is the second part, in a two part webinar series, introducing the basics of Supplemental Need Trusts (SNTs). This second part covers the rules and options on transferring, spending or depositing a lump sum payment while recieving Medicaid, SSI, Veteran's Benefits, SNAP/Food Stamps, and Housing Subsidies including Section 8. 

Date: 11/15/2019

Author: Presented by Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program, Director, Valerie Bogart.

Presentation Slides: Using Supplemental Needs Trusts to Retain Public Benefits, Part One and Two (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Using Supplemental Needs Trusts to Retain Public Benefits, Part Two (External Link to YouTube)


Video Description: This is the first part, in a two part webinar series, introducing the basics of Supplemental Need Trusts (SNTs) and will go over the various types of SNTs (Pooled trusts vs. Individual trusts, 3rd party trusts vs. Self-settled trusts). How to use a SNT to eliminate Medicaid 'Spend Down', what expenses may be paid by an SNT, and how ABLE accounts and SNTs differ, will be covered.

Date: 11/6/2019

Author: Presented by Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program, Director, Valerie Bogart.

Presentation Slides: Using Supplemental Needs Trusts to Retain Public Benefits, Part One and Two (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Using Supplemental Needs Trusts to Retain Public Benefits, Part One (External Link to YouTube)


Video Description:  The Money Follows the Person Quality of Life Survey (QoL) was designed to measure quality of life in seven domains: living situation, choice and control, access to personal care, respect/dignity, community integration/inclusion, overall life satisfaction, and health status.  The target population for the survey includes people with disabilities and long0term illnesses who are transitioning from institutionalized care to a setting in the community.  This webinar reviews the survey.

Date:  7/30/2019

Author:  Presented by Laurie Carter, Social Work Coordinator, Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center Project

Presentation Slides: #65 QoL Guidance 2019 (PDF)

QoL Training 7/30/2019 (PowerPoint)

Webinar Recording:  Quality of Life Survey Webinar 7/30/2019


Video Description: The human body is complex. This webinar will enhance your ability to anticipate community resources needed by people with chronic health issues by providing a basic understanding of the major organs of the body and some common problems.

Date:  3/26/2019

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

Presentation Slides:  Organs of the Body and Things That Go Wrong (PowerPoint), 

Organs of the Body and Things That Go Wrong (PDF)

Webinar Recording:  Organs of the Body and Things That Go Wrong


Video Description: New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) recently released new regulations, effective January 1, 2019, which update the definitions for what constitutes lobbying – including direct contact lobbying and grassroots activity - and the requirements for reporting. This webinar outlines what is a reportable lobby activity, if your ILC should be reporting, and how to go about doing so.

Date: 11/19/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by NYAIL’s Lobbyist, Kevin Cleary. Kevin has over 36 years’ experience in the workings of State Government in Albany, as a lobbyist, consultant, key legislative staff person, regulator and service provider.

Presentation Slides: Lobbying in New York State

 Webinar Recording: Overview of New York State’s Lobbying Law and Regulations


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.

Presentation Slides: The Disability Integration Act for NY 2018 (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Learn all about the Disability Integration Act Webinar 2018-07-10 

Webinar Transcript: DIA Webinar Transcript 2018-07-10 (PDF)


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. 

Presentation Slides: Transition Center & Peer Outreach and Referral Progam (PDF) 

Webinar Recording: Assisting Individuals Transitioning from Nursing Homes Webinar 2018-09-27


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 

Presentation SlidesUsing Medicaid Community Budgeting While In Nursing Home (PDF) 

Webinar Recording


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

Presentation Slides: Battling Burnout - Redefining Success - Taking Care of Yourself (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Battling Burnout Webinar 2018-06-26


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)

Presentation Slides:

HARPs HHs and SPOAs (PDF)
Transitioning NH Residents with MI (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Transitioning Nursing Home Residents with Mental Illness to the Community Webinar 2017-11-07