Schedule

  • Wednesday November 4, 2015
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    1:30
    Grass Roots Advocacy- Let's Activate
    This is a presentation geared for individuals and families who are embarking on advocacy to ensure services and choices they believe in are sustained for themselves and /or loved ones. It provides participants with tools and knowledge to initiate actions that will gain positive results with providers and law makers.
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    Motivational Interviewing Beyond the Basics
    Looking to enhance your Motivational Interviewing skills? Review the spirit and language of Motivational Interviewing; practice processes of Engagement, Focusing, Evoking Change Talk and Planning using core skills (EARS). Session will include role-playing, activities to use with clients, supervising to Motivational Interviewing, avoiding burn-out and developing effective client partnerships. Motivational Interviewing may be used for approaching various types of change. Whether addressing a client's area of concern or working to develop staff performance, Motivational Interviewing is an effective approach for walking along side another person in their journey to achieve their goals.
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    1:30
    Provider Transformation
    Genni is a Subject Matter Expert for the Dept. of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). She will be joined by a panel of CEOs from MARO member organizations that participated in the recent Provider Transformation grant project funded by ODEP – which focuses on creating more opportunities for competitive integrated employment. The panelists will share their experiences and talk about the impact on their agencies. Ms. Sasnett will share her insight on Employment First in Michigan and perspectives on further change.
  • Thursday November 5, 2015
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    8:30 - 9:30
    Judge Not a Book by Its Cover: Disability=Diversity
    Judge Not a Book by Its Cover: Disability=Diversity This presentation will look at challenges & best practices for providing disability services to a diverse student population with a focus on "don't judge a book by its cover." This session will discuss the connection between racial & cultural differences and disability. It will also explore what could be seen as micro-aggressions.
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    8:30 - 9:30
    Job Development 101: Guide for New Job Developers
    An introduction to job development for professionals who work with people with barriers to employment such as physical and cognitive disabilities, criminal records, invisible disabilities, etc. Attendees will learn strategies to develop relationships with employers and assist job seekers in finding long term, competitive employment.
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    8:30 - 9:30
    How Working Effects Disability & Health Benefits
    How Working Effects Disability & Health Benefits Learn how using Work Incentives can be useful for SSI/SSDI beneficiaries while working. Get to know how a Community Work Incentives Coordinator can explain Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefits to customers as they begin to WORK!
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    8:30 - 9:30
    A School To Work Transition Program
    A School To Work Transition Program Discussion will show how MRS, CIL, JVS, and DPS have worked together to prepare students for the world of work through a four-part process with the ultimate goal of job placement or post secondary training.
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    8:30 - 9:30
    Implementation of the HCBS Rule in Michigan
    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working to implement the final rule on home and community-based services. This rule impacts Medicaid waivers and sets new requirements for characteristics that settings must have to be considered home and community-based. The Department will provide an update on the implementation process.
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    8:30 - 9:30
    How Technology Impacts Reasonable Accommodations
    ADA Title I, Definition of Disability, Reasonable Accommodation Process, Various forms of accommodation, Technology as accommodation, Technology Trends, and Technology Challenges
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    8:30 - 9:30
    Employment First and Provider Transformation
    This session will describe 4 community rehabilitation organizations' participation in DOL-Office of Disability Employment Policy Provider transformation grant including: agency analysis, mentoring component, and organizational culture. Progress thus far with the grant with increasing community employment opportunities for individuals served will be discussed.
  • Friday November 6, 2015
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    9:45 - 10:45
    The Pulse of Federal & State Benefits Policies
    A current overview and possible implications of potential Federal & State legislation or proposals will be shared. Participants will engage in strategy building related to key actions.
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    9:45 - 10:45
    10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business in Michigan
    This presentation will address the needs of consumers pursuing self-employment as a vocational rehabilitation goal to become self-sufficient.
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    MI Health Link-Dual Eligible Demonstration Pilot
    MI Health Link-Dual Eligible Demonstration Pilot Medicaid, Integrated Care Organizations, and Pre Paid Inpatient Health Plans in 4 of Michigan's PICP regions. The Demonstration is for integrated care and better outcomes for people.
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    9:45 - 10:45
    Overview of Complex Combat Post Traumatic Stress
    PTS in Historical Record, Overview of Combat PTS, Comorbid/Coexisting Issues, Implications of PTS on Vocational Status, Theraupetic Assessment and Interventions, and Referral Considerations
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    9:45 - 10:45
    Successful Transitions in Disability and Higher Education
    Students with disabilities have unique needs in college and appropriate preparation and support are essential to success. Disability Specialists from two Universities will discuss the importance of high quality transition services, into both college and employment, using a strength based counseling approach. Differences in academic and workplace accommodations will also be examined.
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    9:45 - 10:45
    SD, COG, and PCP... Oh My!
    Self Determination, Culture of Gentleness and Person Centered Planning have been part of CMH for nearly 2 decades. Even so, not every individual plan of service uses these tools and even fewer use them to a full and highly individualized extent. This presentation will highlight specific examples how one PCP puts it all together.
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    9:45 - 10:45
    Are you using a Smart Phone for Work? Is it time to find the "Device Manager"?
    This session will provide insights into the ways we use our smart phone or other multi-use portable devices that may be counterproductive to our need for more time and can place you at odds with your consumer's expectations. Helpful tips and strategies will be provided for managing your use of the device for day to day workplace tasks, in ways that meet your needs and your consumer's expectations, in less time with same quality service. And, ways to ensure vacation success.
    PMulder
    11:00 - 12:00
    Provision of Comprehensive Benefits Planning Services
    This model program will describe how customers who receive both Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and Benefits Planning (BP) services have a higher success rate of gaining and maintaining employment and increase financial independence. Techniques in providing BP services will be reviewed as the customer proceeds with employment action steps.
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    Employer Diversity Training for Interns with ASD
    Companies are beginning to see the value of including college students with Autism in their internship programs. The discrepancy between the lack of knowledge regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder on the part of the employer and the unique strengths and challenges of interns make it is necessary to provide training for a successful work experience.
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    11:00 - 12:00
    High Performance in VR: A Look at Our Value
    Presenters will share findings from their study that examined how staff across three state vocational rehabilitation agencies envisioned their organization as valuable, innovative, and effective in meeting the service needs of VR customers. We will define metaphor and describe it as a tool to spark creative ideas when partnering and performing with core groups under WIOA.
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    Everyday Ethics as a Rehabilitation Counselor
    A review of the CRCC Code of Ethics along with its organization. Identification and processes to incorporate in the resolution of ethical dilemmas. Exploration of specific ethical consideration including: Communication, Confidentiality, Consent, and Competency.
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    11:00 - 12:00
    Transition Services: A Collaboration Effort
    This presentation will discuss summer transition programs that are offered through the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) and how they fit with the Guideposts for Success and newly implemented requirements, as a result of WIOA.
    Kellie
    11:00 - 12:00
    Speed Apping
    This session will allow participants to share their favorite apps. Participants can present their favorite app. and will have 2 minutes to provide an overview of the app and its features. The content can range from organizational, time management, daily living, recreational and everything in between. The more apps presented the better.
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    11:00 - 12:00
    What Makes a Leader?
    In this session, participants explore various characteristics of leadership and describe the qualities found in strong leaders. Participants distinguish between the concepts of management and leadership and determine how they perceive their personal growth in these areas.

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