Video Description: Brain injury is often called the "silent epidemic" because of the staggering number of people who are injured each year. More than 140,000 New Yorkers sustain a brain injury each year. Each year, traumatic brain injuries result in more than 2,000 deaths, 19,000 hospitalizations, and over 112,000 emergency department visits among New York State residents. Brain Injury is never expected, it can strike at any time. It has no cultural, geographic or economic preference and can strike people from all walks of life. When it does it can have far reaching consequences. Effects of brain injury can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation, or emotional functioning. These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities. This workshop will encompass: (1) What is brain injury, including statistics, signs & symptoms; (2) How brain injury can occur and common problems after brain injury; (3) Resources and supports, including "take-home" handouts and multimedia materials; and (4) Q & A opportunity. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the impact of brain Injury, as well learning about the resources & supports offered to individuals with brain injury -- and their families-- through the Brain Injury Association of New York State and the NYS waiver programs.

Date: 12/08/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Karen Thomas of Brain Injury Association of New York State.

Presentation Slides: Meeting the Needs of Persons Living with Brain Injury (PDF)

Webinar Recording:

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Video Description: Community based hospice care is an often overlooked service for patients transitioning to, or living at home. Home hospice offers nursing, social work, spiritual care, volunteers, and physician oversight to support families in providing care to their loved ones at end of life. This Webinar will provide education regarding the use of hospice resources, funding, and support.

Date: 10/27/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Suzanne Scheib, RN, BSN, CHPN Access and Education Coordinator for CareFirst, in Painted Post NY. Suzanne is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in community health and hospice care. She has worked as a clinical nurse case manager, admissions coordinator, educator and has spoken nationally on the use of diagnostic-specific programming in hospice and palliative care.

Presentation Slides: Home Hospice Care for Transitional Patients (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Home Hospice Care for Transitional Patients Webinar 2015-10-27


Video Description: Join this webinar to learn about Cancer. It is estimated that 41% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Transition Specialists will be working with cancer patients and survivors. In this webinar we will review common treatments, supportive care and prevention to better equip you in planning their move home.

Date: 08/18/2015

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

Presentation Slides: An Overview of Cancer (PDF)

Webinar Recording: An Overview of Cancer Webinar 2015-08-18


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: View on YouTube.


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: View on YouTube


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: View on YouTube.


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


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