Working with Programs for People with Disabilities

Working with Programs for People with Disabilities

SPW’s expertise draws on more than 25 years of experience working with state and federal government, health and community services providers to improve services and supports for people with disabilities. Our approach to training helps organizations create new opportunities for their patients and clients. We unravel complex public benefits programs to expand knowledge and improve practice. Our aim is to provide training and tools that help providers, case managers, social workers and lawyers help others.

 

Work Incentives 101

The Social Security Disability Program has a range of programs designed to help people with disabilities enter the workforce and return to the workforce. This training helps de-mystify Social Security’s Work Incentives programs, translating the complexities into information providers can use to help their clients take advantage of work incentives programs. Participants will leave this training with accurate information to help their clients make an informed decision about working when on Social Security Disability programs. (3 hours, for groups of any size)

Target audience: Community-based rehabilitation providers; case managers; social workers; care coordinators

 

What Makes an Effective Social Security Work Incentives Training

Train the Trainer: Taking complex information and delivering a training that works is challenging. Work incentives are complex and require ongoing follow along support to answer questions and provide refresher tips/training. We’ve put together proven strategies to make your training a success. (2 hours, for groups of any size)

Target audience: Anyone in charge of training others on public benefits or work incentives for people with disabilities, including state agencies

 

Forging a Path to Successful Adulthood for Children with Disabilities

This training introduces parents and guardians to the range of programs and services that can be leveraged to help create pathways to independence for for young adults with disabilities. This session is designed to help parents and guardians know what to ask and when, and connect with resources that can lead to success. (2 hours, for groups of any size)

Target audience: Case managers, state agencies, HR staff, parent support groups

 

Disability Culture Assessment

This workshop focuses on building skills and knowledge critical for working with persons with disabilities. The curriculum is intended to provide a basic knowledge of disability culture, including appropriate person first language, as well as relevant legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. (A 2-hour workshop is designed for approximately 40 participants)

Target audience: Social service providers, social workers, case managers, HR staff

 

Disability Programs 101

This training provides a high-level overview of the range of publicly-funded programs that promote independent living and economic security for persons with disabilities. (2 hours, for groups of any size)

Target audience: Social service providers, social workers, case managers, HR staff

 

 
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