Webinar Archives - 2014

The past WISE webinar recordings and materials are archived here. If you missed any of the previous WISE webinars, or want to review them again, you can watch those videos and read transcripts from the webinar archive below.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Ticket to Work: Free Services for People with Disabilities Who Want to Work (December 17, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Disability benefits experts taught participants about:
    • Ticket to Work and Work Incentives
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Where to find more information
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters:
    • Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Presenter: Ms. Kendra Berry, Aspire Indiana Works
    • Employment Network Presenter: Ms. Tina Skeel, Aspire Indiana Works
    • Success Story: Ms. Megan Riggs
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work for America's Veterans: Free Services for Those Who Served (November 19, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Disability benefits experts taught the audience about:
    • Ticket to Work and Work Incentives for America's Veterans
    • Employment Supports for Veterans with Disabilities
    • Additional Resources for Veterans with Disabilities
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • Employment Network Presenter: Ms. Sheriene Knox, Operation: Job Ready Veterans
    • Success Story: Mr. Robert Statam
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Free Services for People with Disabilities Who Are Ready to Work (October 22, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Disability benefits experts taught the audience about:
    • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
    • National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the value of mentorship
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and where to find more information
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • Employment Network and Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Presenters: Ms. Shauna Dahlgren and Ms. Raina Gulbrandson, Nebraska Easter Seals
    • Success Story: Ms. Megan Riggs
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Finding and Keeping the Job That's Right for You (September 17, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! We shared a success story of an individual with a mental illness who found employment through Ticket to Work, and participants learned from experts about:
    • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Where to find more information
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • WIPA Presenter: Ms. Kendra Berry, Aspire Indiana Works
    • Employment Network Presenters: Ms. Tina Skeel, Aspire Indiana Works
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Finding and Keeping the Job That's Right for You (August 27, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that can help you on your path to financial independence! A special guest speaker will taught participants about:
    • Exploring your work goals
    • Building your employment team
    • Work Incentives that can help you once you have a job
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Presenter: Mr. David Leon, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
    • Employment Network Presenters: Mr. Sherman Giffords, The Choice Group, and Ms. Linda Johnson, Endependence Center
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

More Jobs for People with Disabilities: What New Regulations Can Mean for You (July 30, 2014)

  • Presented information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you, including details about Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 503 is a regulation that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against people with disabilities and requires these employers to take action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these people with disabilities. The presentation included information on:
    • What the changes to Section 503 mean for Social Security disability beneficiaries
    • Tips for self-identification during the application and hiring process
    • How to find and prepare for Section 503 opportunities
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters:
    • Employment Network Presenters: Ms. Susan Webb, ABIL Employment Services, and Ms. Pam Walker, Alliance Professional Services
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for Young Adults in Transition (June 25, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! We will share a success story of a young adult who found employment through Ticket to Work, and participants learned about:
    • Tips and resources for your transition to employment
    • Student Earned Income Exclusion
    • Plan to Achieve Self Support
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters:
    • WIPA Presenter: Ms. Kendra Berry, Aspire Indiana Works Employment Network Presenter: Ms. Emily Myers and Mr. Jonathan Huff, Briggs & Associates
    • Employment Network Presenter: Ms. Emily Myers and Mr. Jonathan Huff, Briggs & Associates
    • Success Story: Ms. Megan Riggs
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for People Who Have a Mental Illness: Support on Your Journey to Employment (May 28, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! We will share a success story of an individual with a mental illness who found employment through Ticket to Work, and you will also learn from experts about:
    • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Where to find more information
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • WIPA: Ms. Kendra Berry, Aspire Indiana Works
    • Employment Network Presenter: Ms. Tina Skeel, Aspire Indiana Works
    • Success Story: Ms. Megan Riggs
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Working for Yourself With Ticket to Work (April 23, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules can help you on your path to self-employment! A special guest speaker taught participants about:
    • Factors to consider when you think about self-employment
    • Ticket to Work, Work Incentives, and self-employment
    • Where to find more information
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters: Ms. Colleen Moynihan, New England Business Associates
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for People Who Have a Disability and Are Ready to Work (March 26, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you because of your medical condition. Disability benefits experts will teach you about:
    • Timely Progress Review
    • Trial Work Period
    • Answers to your other questions!
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • WIPA Presenters: Ms. Kendra Berry and Ms. Tammy Austin, Aspire Indiana
    • Success Story: Mr. Rob McClain
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for People Who Have a Disability and Are Ready to Work (February 26, 2014)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you because of your medical condition. Disability benefits experts will teach you about:
    • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
    • Frequently asked questions and concerns
    • Where to find more information
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • WIPA Presenter: Mr. Steven Stover, Project Independence
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Presenter: Ms. Carmencita Trapse
    • Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Presenter: Ms. Aleyda Toruno
    • Success Story: Ms. Lisa Seeley
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: Support for People with Disabilities on the Journey to Financial Independence (January 22, 2014)

  • Presented tips, tools, and resources that help you:
    • Learn how to save what you earn
    • Understand tax benefits that may apply to you
    • Gain basic financial knowledge such as budgeting and expense tracking
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • Tools for Financial Independence: Ms. Djuna Mitchell, Social Security
    • Success Story: Ms. Lisa Seeley
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

For more information on Ticket to Work & Work Incentives, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work, email us at support@choosework.net, or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-1-866-833-2967 (TDD/TTY).