New York State Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Enhancing the capacity and proficiency of New York State supported employment providers.
New York State Supported Employment Providers with a current contract with ACCES-VR are eligible to receive free professional development training through NYS CASE.
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UPCOMING CLASSES

NYS CASE provides New York State supported employment providers with ACCES-VR contracts courses to meet their professional development objectives at all stages of their professional careers. View Full Course List.

T2.E5 Advanced Issues in Social Security (Part 2 of 4)

To receive certificate credit, you must attend all four webinar events

Description: This four-part event has been designed to equip the supported employment practitioner in dealing with advanced issues pertaining to public disability benefits, and navigating the employment process. It is recommended that individuals considering participating in this series have completed some basic training in utilization of work incentives as a tool to promoting more effective employment outcomes. Each webinar will be 90 minutes in duration, and provide opportunity for applied learning. The NYS CASE will continue to cultivate the skills and development of supported employment practitioners in working more effectively with individuals who receive disability benefits through this distance-based Community of Practice.

  1. Individuals participating in this series will learn:
  2. How work incentive support plans can increase earnings potential.
  3. How the Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) can provide a health care safety net.
  4. What causes overpayments, how to support individuals who have them.
  5. How the Ticket to Work Partnership Plus can create a viable, long-term, sustainable source of new income to support long-term employment outcomes.
Individuals will be able to:
  1. Develop, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of work incentive support plans
  2. Provide supported employees with information and supports needed to access the MBI-WPD program
  3. Take proactive measures to help individuals avoid overpayments, and refer those with active overpayments for appeals support
  4. Braid resources currently available for supported employment with Ticket to Work, by participating in Partnership Plus through NYESS

Course Description:
Overpayments are an inevitable result of a return to work effort. Allowing individuals who receive disability benefits who chose to work know that an overpayment will likely occur and that there are things that can be done to minimize, eliminate, or prevent recoupment of that overpayment will greatly assist in preventing the shock and negative impact of an Overpayment Notice. Learn what an overpayment is, the two options for dealing with overpayments, how to reduce recoupment to a minimum, and what happens when these notices are ignored.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time:
  1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
  Online Only

T1.C1 New Foundations of Supported Employment

This course will lay the foundation for understanding the ins and outs of providing effective, efficient and values driven supported employment services

The history, values and philosophy of supported employment

  1. The steps of the supported employment process
  2. Funding sources and models of supported employment
  3. Ethical principles associated with effective service delivery
  4. Person-centered services concepts

Individuals will be able to:

  1. Begin the implementation of person-centered supported employment services
  2. Begin to identify potential partners in the employment planning process.
  3. Identify skills needed to provide quality supported employment services
  4. Identify their role and responsibilities in the supported employment process
  5. Perform initial quality assessments in their program

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time:
  8:30am - 4:30pm
Location:
  West Seneca, NY
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time:
  8:30am - 4:30pm
Location:
  Syracuse, NY

T2.E2 Supporting Effective Transition

Individuals with disabilities face many opportunities for transition in their lives, one of the most influential ones being the transition from school to adult supports and services. This one-day course will support participants understand components of transition planning and their role in supporting the process.

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

  1. The three domains of transition to adulthood.
  2. The importance of utilizing a holistic approach during the transition process.
  3. The role of school throughout the school-to-work transition process.
  4. Strategies to work effectively with students in transition.
  5. The importance of developing partnerships with schools, families and the community to the transition process
  6. The techniques for supporting transition from segregated services to integrated employment

Individuals will be able to:

  1. Create engagement and assessment opportunities for students transitioning from school to work
  2. Apply strategies to better engage with students, schools, families and the community throughout the transition process.
  3. Put into practice a holistic approach to working with students and stakeholders during transition.
  4. Communicate with case workers, service coordinators and family members to support transition from segregated services to integrated employment

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time:
  8:30am - 4:30pm
Location:
  East Rochester, NY
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time:
  8:30am - 4:30pm
Location:
  Albany, NY

T2.E3 Advanced Assessment Skills

This advanced level course will continue to explore the skills necessary to conduct and interpret community based discovery assessments

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

  1. Why assessment must be a fluid and ongoing process.
  2. Strategies and techniques to utilize with the supported employee.
  3. how circumstances are ever-changing and the impact this has on employability factors
  4. Post-assessment reporting and plan development
  5. Resources available to conduct assessments outside of your level of expertise

Individuals will be able to:

  1. Implement a variety of assessment techniques in and out of the workplace.
  2. Pro-actively recognize the signs and symptoms of a changing workplace environment.
  3. Conduct regular and ongoing assessment and re-assessment of individuals’ preferences, contributions and conditions.
  4. Generate documentation and service plans utilizing the assessment findings

Monday, June 23, 2014
Time:
  8:30am - 4:30pm
Location:
  East Rochester, NY

ABOUT NYS CASE

New York State Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment

The NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment (CASE) provides training and technical assistance to supported employment service providers under contract with the New York State Education Department's Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation.

The NYS CASE is a collaborative involving Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), the Center for Human Services Education (CHSE) (a division of Heritage Christian Services), the NYS Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE), and the NYS Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA). The multi-disciplinary NYS CASE team have backgrounds in vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, special education, industrial and organizational psychology, labor economics, law, health education, sociology, and applied statistics.

The NYS CASE will implement a multi-faceted strategy that includes a statewide performance baseline, policy and practice goals, training curriculum and organizational development resources, regional and distance training opportunities, organizational development support, and evaluation of training and resources. The training will establish a critical link for supported employment professionals between the learning environment and on-going work with clients.

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PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS

The NYS CASE is sponsored by the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

The NYS CASE is a collaborative involving Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), the Center for Human Services Education (CHSE)(A Division of Heritage Christian Services), the NYS Association of People Supporting Employment First (CAPSE), and the NYS Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA).

Employment and Disability Institute


New York State Rehabilitation Association, Inc.
The Center for Human Services Education


New York State Association of People Supporting Employment First





CONTACT US
NYS CASE
Employment and Disability Institute
ILR School
Cornell University

Phone: 607-255-4349
Email: nyscase@cornell.edu
The NYS CASE is sponsored by the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

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