A Valued Adult Life as an Employee—Implications of WIOA and HCBS
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9/29/2016
When: Thursday, September 29th
1:00-2:00 PM Eastern
Where: Via Adobe Connect - see "How to Participate" below
United States


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About this Series

This is episode two in TASH's five part Autumn 2016 webinar series, Leveraging Community Resources to Create a Full Person-Centered Plan.

About this Presentation

This webinar will address the emerging expectation that all individuals with disabilities have the expectation of a working life in the community. With the recent changes in the Rehabilitation Act (amended in 2014) and in the CMS "settings rule" that defines the HCBS waivers that comprise the backbone of funding for developmental disabilities throughout the US. This webinar will feature the components of service that must be included for this new reality as well as promising models of service.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the emerging changes in expected lifestyles for persons with significant disabilities.
  • Identify the changes in WIOA and HCBS legislation and regulation.
  • Identify components of service necessary for successful implementation.

Intended Audience

Families, Service Providers, Self-Advocates, Case Managers, and Funders.

About the Presenter

A color portrait of Mike Callahan. He is smiling with his teeth. He has grey facial hair, and short grey hair. He is wearing a blue collared shirt and a yellow tie.Michael Callahan has consulted throughout the US, Canada and Europe in the area of employment and transition for the past 35 years. He has worked with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A) for 37 years and has served as president of the organization since Marc Gold’s death in 1982. MG&A is a network of consultants that provides training, technical assistance and content certification to systems, agencies and families interested in insuring the complete community participation of persons with significant disabilities. He is a co-author of two "how-to" books on employment for persons with significant disabilities, Getting Employed, Staying Employed and Keys to the Work Place. He has written numerous articles, chapters, manuals and curricula pertaining to employment. He is a former national board member for TASH and was a founding board member of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). Michael’s current work focuses on Customized Employment and Discovery as an extension of the concept of supported employment for persons with significant disabilities.

How to Participate

This series of live webinars will be streamed over the web. Each presentation will be about fifty minutes, followed by ten minutes for questions and answers. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and the link to join the webinar on Monday (two days prior) and a reminder the morning of the event.

Attendees can register for individual sessions or for the entire series. TASH members receive 25 percent off. Participants registering for the complete series will receive one episode free. Prices are as follows:

TASH Member Non-Member
Individual Session $30 $40
Complete Series $120 $160

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All the presentations will be recorded and available after the event for purchase in the TASH Training Resource Library.


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If you have any questions about the series please contact Donald Taylor at (202) 888-2419 or dtaylor@tash.org.