Video Description: This webinar provides an overview of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), to allow you to better understand this disease and how it may impact the people you are working with. It includes a discussion of the definition of COPD, causes, symptoms, treatment options, living with COPD, lifestyle changes, lung protection, and prevention.

Date: 07/21/2015

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

Presentation Slides: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Webinar 2015-07-21


Video Description:  This webinar provides an overview of the New York State Justice Center's Ombudsperson Program for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and other advocacy programs.

Date: 07/09/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Rosemary Lamb and Carrie Sonthivongnorath of the Division of Advocacy, NYS Justice Center.

Presentation Slides: Ombudsperson Program for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Ombudsperson Program Webinar 2015-07-09


Video Description: Watch this webinar to learn about Diabetes. One in four senior Americans have Diabetes. This webinar defines what causes it, the difference between Types I and II, prevalent risk factors and associated problems. Useful management and personal risk reduction strategies are highlighted.

Date: 06/23/2015

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

Presentation Slides: What You Should Know About Diabetes (PDF)

Webinar Recording: What You Should Know About Diabetes Webinar 2015-06-23


Video Description: This training provides a basic overview of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) system. It includes people served, administrative structure, services, residential types, person-centered planning and common acronyms. This training is targeted for people who are unfamiliar with OPWDD.

Date: 01/06/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Suzanne de Beaumont of NYAIL.

Presentation Slides: OPWDD 101 (PDF)

Webinar Recording: OPWDD 101 Webinar 2015-01-06


Video Description: This training provides a basic overview of the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waiver programs. It includes what is a waiver, who is served, waiver philosophy, administrative structure, services, role of participant and common acronyms. This training is targeted for people who are unfamiliar with the NHTD and TBI waivers.

Date: 01/08/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Suzanne de Beaumont of NYAIL.

Presentation Slides: NHTD/TBI Waiver 101 (PDF)

Webinar Recording: NHTD/TBI Waiver 101 Webinar 2015-01-08


Video Description: This training provides a basic overview of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security (SS). It includes information about types of SS income, the differences/similarities between SSI and SS, how SSI and SS relate to Medicaid and Medicare, eligibility for SSI and SS and the Medicare Savings Program. This training is targeted for people who are beginning service providers.

Date: 01/12/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Anthony Mignone, Chief Operating Officer of Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.

Presentation Slides: Benefits 101 (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Benefits 101 Webinar 2015-01-12


Video Description: This training provides a basic overview of Healthcare Services available to veterans. It includes a review of who qualifies for VA healthcare, the definition of priority levels, what services are available and how to access these services. This training is targeted for people who are beginning MFP Transition Specialists and/or are unfamiliar with Veterans Services. This training is presented by James Arrington, Veterans Service Center Manager at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY.

Date: 04/03/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by James Arrington, Veterans Service Center Manager at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY.

Presentation Slides: VA Healthcare Services Overview (PDF)

Webinar Recording: VA Healthcare Services Overview Webinar 2015-04-03


Video Description: This is a three part training on basic health issues commonly encountered by MFP participants and Transition Specialists. What You Need to Know About Infection Control, reviews standard precautions used to prevent the spread of infections. Wounds and Going Home reviews types of wounds, their causes and treatments. Home Care 101 reviews the types of home healthcare that are available, types of providers and how to access these services. This training is targeted for people who are beginning MFP Transition Specialists and/or are unfamiliar with these topics. This training will be presented by Laura Bingell and Christine Trimboli of the NYAIL MFP Transition Center.

Date: 04/10/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Laura Bingell and Christine Trimboli of the NYAIL MFP Transition Center.

Presentation Slides:

What You Need to Know about Infection Control (PDF)

What You Need to Know about Wounds and Going Home (PDF)

What You Need to Know about Home Care 101 (PDF)

Webinar Recording:


Video Description: This training will provide transition specialists with an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Information will include a brief description about Alzheimer's and related dementias, the warning signs of Alzheimer's and how to get a proper diagnosis, as well as the different levels of the disease process. Additionally, there will be a discussion regarding caregiver burnout and how to assess the level of stress a caregiver is experiencing. Information will be provided on services available to the caregiver, should he/she need additional support in the caregiver role.

Date: 05/13/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. This training will be presented by Meg Boyce, Vice President, Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter. Mrs. Boyce received her Masters of Social Work from Fordham University. Meg worked in the Long Term Care field as Director of Social Work for two Nursing facilities in Dutchess County. In 2000 she joined the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association as the Program Director. In this role she oversees the programs and services that are offered by the chapter in order to meet the needs of the community the chapter serves.

Presentation Slides: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (PDF)

Webinar Recording:


Video Description: Sim Goldman of Disability Rights New York (DRNY) will present information on the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York. As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities. New York residents with disabilities can contact DRNY for assistance with problems directly related to their disabilities. DRNY investigates complaints and provides direct assistance to callers with disability-related issues under the terms of its federal grants and its annual goals and priorities. Information on the history of the program, eligibility, types of services and how to access services will be given.

Date: 05/19/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Sim Goldman of Disability Rights New York (DRNY).

Presentation Slides: Disability Rights New York Overview (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Disability Rights New York OverviewWebinar 2015-05-19