Thursday, May 20, 2004

VCU-RRTC Training Opportunity - Spinal Cord Injury and Employment

VCU-RRTC Training Opportunity

SetNet - Satellite Telecourse - June 23, 2004 - 3 - 5 PM ET

Topic: Spinal Cord Injury and Employment

The telecast is a live two hour training via satellite broadcasting. Participants may call in during two question and answer sessions to ask the presenters questions.

This telecast will focus on information and strategies on employment following spinal cord injury. Community re-entry issues that affect employment will be examined. Knowledge about employment barriers; advancing technology; and Social Security benefits and work incentives will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

- Describe job search skills for people with SCI
- Understand the impact of work on Social Security benefits
- Provide strategies for finding housing for people with disabilities
- Identify available assistive technology
- Discuss the future outlook of employment for individuals with SCI.

Joanne Ellis - Co-founded Career Supports
Shawn Floyd - VCU Health System?s Model SCI Program.
Lex Frieden - Chairperson of the National Council on Disability (NCD) & Sr. VP at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
William Fuller, Ph.D. - Housing Initiatives Officer with the VA Housing Development Authority & Vice Chairman of the Olmstead Community Integration Implementation Team
David Hess, Ph.D. - Asst. professor in the Depts. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Psychology at VCU.
Jim Rothrock, M.S., L.P.C. - Commission of the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services & chairs the Advisory Committee for the Spinal Cord Injury Project.
Joey Wallace, Ph.D. - Assistive Technology Policy and Funding Specialist with the VCU, Partnership for People with Disabilities & the VA Assistive Technology System and technology.

Please contact Roberta Martin, (804) 827-0749,