Webinar Archives - 2015

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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Ticket to Work: Free Employment Support for Young Adults with Disabilities (September 16, 2015)

  • Presented information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Webinar attendees learned about Ticket to Work & Work Incentives, frequently asked questions, and where to find more information. Participants heard from Ticket to Work and Work Incentives experts about resources especially for young adults in transition, including:
    • Tips and resources for your transition to employment
    • The Youth Transitions Collaborative
    • Ticket to Work and Work Incentives for young adults
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • WIPA: Ms. Kendra Berry, Indiana Works
    • Employment Network: Mr. Tad Asbury, Marriott Bridges Program
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • Video (MP4)

Ticket to Work: You Asked, We Answer (August 26, 2015)

  • Presented answers to some of your most frequently asked questions like, "What if I'm ready to work?" and "What happens when I succeed at work?" Participants learned from a Ticket to Work & Work Incentives expert about special Social Security considerations that may apply to them, including: 
    • Timely Progress Review
    • Continuing Disability Reviews and Ticket to Work
    • Answers to their other questions!
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • WIPA: Ms. Tyra Virden, Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and Ms. Kendra Berry, Indiana Works
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)

More Jobs for People with Disabilities: What New Regulations Can Mean for You (July 22, 2015)

  • Presented information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to youincluding 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
    • Information about reasonable accommodations
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • Section 503: Mr. Christopher Seely, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    • WIPA: Ms. Kendra Berry, Indiana Works
  • Materials:

Ticket to Work: Employment Support Services For Young Adults (June 24, 2015)

  • Presented information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Webinar attendees learned about Ticket to Work & Work Incentives, frequently asked questions, and where to find more information. Participants heard from Ticket to Work and Work Incentives experts about resources especially for young adults in transition, including:
    • 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
    • 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 for People Who Have a Mental Illness: Support on Your Journey to Employment (May 27, 2015)

  • 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 is now a successful entrepreneur who started her own fitness company. 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
    • Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Presenter: Ms. Kendra Berry, Indiana Works
    • Employment Network Presenter: Ms. Sheriene Knox, Operation: Job Ready Veterans
    • Success Story: Ms. Megan Riggs
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)

Working for Yourself with Ticket to Work (April 22, 2015)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that can help you on your path to self-employment! A special guest speaker taught participants about:
    • Factors to consider when you are thinking about self-employment
    • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
    • 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)

Working from Home with Ticket to Work (March 25, 2015)

  • Presented information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Disability benefits experts taught participants about:
    • Ticket to Work
    • Work from home opportunities, tips and tools
    • Where to find more information
  • Moderator: Mr. Ray Cebula, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University
  • Presenters
    • Ms. Paula Vieillet, Ms. Teresa Nier, and Ms. Lisa Seeley, Employment Options
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)

Ticket to Work: Support for People with Disabilities on the Journey to Financial Independence (February 25, 2015)

  • Presented a great opportunity for individuals who have previously participated in a Ticket to Work and Work Incentives webinar to learn more about the path to financial independence. The February 25 webinar 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
    • Ms. Joyce Armstrong, Connecticut Department of Rehabilitative Services and Dr. Sheryl Horowitz, Ph.D., Connecticut Association for Human Services
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)

More Jobs for People with Disabilities: What New Regulations Can Mean for You (January 21, 2015)

  • 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 Presenter: Ms. Pam Walker, Alliance Professional Services
  • Materials:
    • Transcript (TXT)
    • Presentation (PDF)

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).