Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Webinars and Workshops

Upcoming Topics:

Waivers, Managed Care, & EPSDT


 

Past Workshop Topics:

Fair Housing Protections for People with Disabilities           New Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities

Americans With Disabilities Act: The Basics           Finding a Residential Provider

Hiring Consumer-directed Attendants           Waivers and EPSDT          Emergency Preparedness          Abuse and Trauma Prevention


 

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WEBINAR: Waivers, Managed Care, and EPSDT

 

 

Wednesday, May 15th – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ET

LIVE On-line Webinar 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Beadnell will cover the basics of Medicaid Waivers including recent updates and new services, briefly touch on the move to CCC Plus Managed Care, and discuss the EPSDT program. Lucy is the Director of Advocacy at The Arc of Northern Virginia. She has been closely following and advocating during the redesign of our Developmental Disabilities.

 

Listen LIVE via webinar on your computer or tablet.

 

If you want to get the information but cannot listen in live, please register for the webinar. We will send the materials out to all registrants after the webinar has concluded.

 

Remember, our Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Webinars  are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

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Past Workshops

 

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New Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities

 

Presented Thursday, March 14, 2019

 

Rachna Heizer presented information on a new path to a standard diploma option for Virginia students with disabilities. This option will allow students who are not successful in passing SOL tests due to the nature of their disability, but who can otherwise demonstrate grade level subject mastery, to receive standard diplomas. These students would then be eligible for college and other post-secondary education and federal student aid. Rachna discussed the new option, how to obtain, the pros and cons, and how regulations vary by school district.

 

Rachna is a lawyer with a background in employment law, disability rights, and corporate law. She has a son with autism who is exceptionally musically gifted and she personally lobbied for this new diploma option. She is actively involved in the implementation of this option in Fairfax schools and is a candidate for Fairfax School Board.

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Fair Housing Protections for People with Disabilities

 

Presented Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 

Beth Argent, the Accessibility Advocate at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), and colleage Sara Surface, presented this workshop on Fair Housing Protections for people with disabilities. Beth and her team do investigations across the state for individuals who feel they have faced housing discrimination. This is important information for anyone looking to move to their own home, and caregivers who are working with family members who have disabilities as well.

 

 

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Americans With Disabilities Act: The Basics

 

Presented Tuesday, January 8, 2019

 

During this webinar, our Director of Advocacy, Lucy Beadnell, will overview the basic provisions of the landmark civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We will talk about employment rights and protections, interactions with state and local governments, public places, transit, and reasonable accommodations. Join us to learn and ask your questions.

 

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Finding the Right Residential Provider

Presented Tuesday, December 4, 2018

 

This panel presentation focused on helping people with disabilities and their families find the right residential service provider. How to find a quality provider is a common question, and it is increasingly difficult as new providers start up businesses. Our panelists discuss ways to determine if a provider is likely to be a good service provider for your needs, and how to address those concerns as you meet with providers, and how to evaluate providers who are new to the service system.

 

 

Panelists include:
Qadriyyah Johnson, Magnate Consulting;  Rebecca Keith, Compassionate Care;   Andrew Miller, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia; and Lucy Beadnell, The Arc of Northern Virginia.

 

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Consumer Directed Attendant Panel

 

Presented Monday, November 5, 2018
This panel discusses strategies for finding, hiring, training, and maintaining the best consumer directed attendants for Medicaid Waiver and private pay. Featured are families who use services, a program provider who works with CD attendants and runs a business helping people find the right staff, and a DD Waiver Case Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

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We Need to Talk About This: Disability and Trauma Prevention, Identification, and Treatment

 

Presented Thursday, October 25, 2018

 

This panel presentation and Q and A session focused on the intersection of developmental disabilities and trauma, including ideas on how appropriate sexual education can prevent tramatic experiences.  People with disabilities are significantly more likely to be victims of crime than someone with out a disability, but there are many ways to become a “tough target” for abuse.  Our expert panel of social workers, therapists, yoga therapists, and social skills coaches shared information on how to prevent abuse and trauma, how to identify trauma, and how to recover from traumatic experiences.


Our panelists included: Ginny Conroy of Social Grace,  Marsha Banks-Harold of PIES Fitness CenterChristina Tosto, LCSW, and Jessica Stoller of Falls Church Wellness Center.

 

 

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Are You Really Ready? An Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families

Presented Friday, October 19, 2018

 

This Emergency Preparedness Workshop is designed to connect individuals in the community who might have a disability or access and functional needs, as well as their families, to the agencies who play a role before, during and after an emergency. Fairfax County agencies discuss different programs, what information is important to share during an emergency and how to be prepared for the unexpected.

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Webinar: Waivers and EPSDT

Presented Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

This updated webinar covers the Medicaid Waivers since the 2016 redesign, including the planned roll out of new services in 2018.  The webinar briefly touches on the intersection of CCC Plus Managed Care with Waivers, as well as a looks at the new mandates for children under 21 to use EPSDT for some Waiver services.

 

 

 

 

 

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For further information on The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Information & Referral program contact:
Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy at 703-208-1119 x116 or email LBeadnell@TheArcofNoVA.org.

 

For information about sponsorship opportunities to help support and present our workshops , please contact:
Howard Stregack, Director of Development, at 703-208-1119 x102 or email HStregack@TheArcofNoVA.org.