SOAR Webinar: Understanding and Using Vocational Information for Quality SOAR Applications

Understanding and Using Vocational Information for Quality SOAR Application
Providing accurate work history information is absolutely vital to include in all SOAR applications. SSA uses this information to determine if the applicant is able to return to past work, or perform other work in the national economy.
This webinar, to be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3:00pm ET, will address strategies for obtaining accurate work history information. We will discuss how useful vocational evaluations and assessments are when assisting an individual with a SOAR application. You will hear from SOAR providers and a DDS representative who will share a variety of vocational resources to improve disability applications, but also helpful for explaining vocational opportunities for SOAR applicants, too. 
Participants will learn how to:
  • Use vocational assessments and evaluations in SOAR applications and future work plans
  • Obtain employer opinion letters to document work related limitations and duties
  • Complete an accurate 'Work History Report'
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  • Jennifer Nottingham, Operations Manager, Nevada Bureau of Disability Adjudication/Disability Determination Services, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Byron J. Kish, Esq., SOAR State Lead, Easterseals Colorado, Lakewood, Colorado
  • Lauren Patti, SOAR Local Lead and Assistant Director, Bayaud Enterprises Inc., Denver, Colorado

From our Partners: Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence: A Guide for Homeless/Housing Programs Webinar – April 19, 2018

Survivors of domestic and sexual violence often seek assistance from homeless service/housing providers. This webinar is designed to introduce some basic concepts and best practices related to discussing safety with survivors participating in homeless/housing programs.
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Intended Audience: Homeless services/housing providers, intake staff, housing locators, and case managers
Webinar Presented by: Kris Billhardt, National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH)
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A project of the District Alliance for Safe Housing, a safe housing program in D.C., NASH provides programs and communities with the tools, strategies, and support necessary to improve coordination between domestic and sexual violence services and homelessness and housing providers, so that survivors and their children can ultimately avoid homelessness as the only means of living free from abuse.
The federal Domestic Violence Housing Technical Assistance Consortium is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to provide training, technical assistance, and resource development at the critical intersection of domestic and sexual violence, homelessness, and housing.
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