Work Without Limits provides training and consulting for employers to help build their capacity to successfully include individuals with disabilities in their work places, as well as for employment service providers to help address some of the biggest employment challenges that people with disabilities face.

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The Nuts & Bolts of SSI and SSDI, Public Health Insurance and Other Public Benefits

This two day training provides a comprehensive training on both Social Security disability benefit programs (SSI and SSDI), work incentives and health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) associated with each program, and other public benefits that are available in Massachusetts. This training is typically provided in three segments over two consecutive days; one full day and one half day. The first segment focuses on the SSDI program and demonstrates how use of its associated work incentives may delay case closure, prolong the continuation of cash benefits, preserve public health insurance, or help reinstate cash and healthcare benefits to former beneficiaries. The second segment focuses on the SSI program and how its work incentives are available to certain subsets of the beneficiary population and demonstrates how each incentive can reduce, to some degree, the impact that work income normally has on SSI cash benefits. The last segment focuses on eligibility requirements and dispute resolution processes of various public benefits including Food Stamps, Subsidized Housing, Emergency Assistance to Elderly Disabled and Children (EAEDC), Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), Medicare Parts A through D, MassHealth coverage plans including Standard, CommonHealth, and One Care, and the benefits of the Medicare-Buy in program for working beneficiaries. Participants receive a comprehensive set of training materials and a certificate of completion.

This training is appropriate for employment specialists and other staff that work closely with persons served to achieve employment goals.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
•Verify and differentiate the various disability benefits
•Inform clients of the rules to report work income
•Explain how earnings will impact cash, healthcare and other public benefits
•Describe how Social Security work incentives can help working beneficiaries
•Direct clients to resources to address employment and benefit needs

This training has been approved for 10.5 hours of Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) hours!

Day 1: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Day 2: 8:30AM – 12:30PM
$285.00 per person

Please note: Breakfast will be provided. Attendees are responsible for bringing or purchasing lunch.

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 March 24 & 25, 2020, Riverside Community Care, 270 Bridge Street #301, Dedham, MA 02026
Day 1: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm
Day 2: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 8:30am-12:30pm

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April 14 & 15, 2020, UMass Medical School, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Day 1: Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm
Day 2: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 8:30am-12:30pm

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Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) Intensive Training

This training provides in-depth information and tools to assist Social Security beneficiaries to write, submit and maintain a Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) plan. PASS plans help qualified individuals pay for key expenses related to achieving vocational goals, including education, transportation and equipment. This training is designed to give participants the information required to complete the PASS plan application process through analysis of a successful PASS plan used as an example throughout the training and by learners applying acquired concepts for developing a framework of a PASS plan. This training provides a brief review of SSI and SSDI, but assumes participants have a working knowledge of Social Security disability benefits. Participants receive a comprehensive set of training materials and a certificate of completion.

This training is appropriate for employment specialists and other staff that work closely with persons served to achieve employment goals.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
•Gain an understanding of what PASS is and what it’s not
•Be able to assist clients to decide if PASS is right for them
•Gain an understanding of how a PASS can be used to support client’s work goals
•Become familiar with the PASS application form
•Learn resources to help complete the PASS application

This training has been approved for 7 hours of Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) hours!

8:30:00AM – 4:00PM
$150.00 per person

Please note: Breakfast will be provided. Attendees are responsible for bringing or purchasing lunch.

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May 12, 2020, UMass Medical School, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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For Businesses

Training for employers include Disability Sensitivity, Disability Awareness, Disability Etiquette, Interviewing Candidates with Disabilities, and Conducting Performance Discussions with Employees with Disabilities. All trainings are suitable for executives, managers, supervisors, recruiters, human resources, and diversity professionals of all group sizes.

For Providers

Training for employment service providers address a number of topics related to some of the biggest employment challenges that people with disabilities face including how work income affects public benefits such as Social Security Insurance (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare and Medicaid. We also offer training for job developers and employment specialists on how to effectively engage employers around hiring individuals with disabilities.

Trainings


Supporting Employees with Mental Health Challenges (3 hours)

Supporting employees with mental health challenges is a return on investment as mental health disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity. Despite this fact, workplaces and supervisors struggle on how to…  Read More >

Great Minds Don’t Have to Think Alike: The Value of Workplace Neurodiversity

Workplaces involve many different kinds of diversity such as race, gender, and sexual orientation but often do not give equal focus to disability and in particular, neurodiversity – valuing differences in how people think and…  Read More >

Supporting the Career Development of College Students with Mental Health Conditions (2 hours)

Today’s college students, also known as the igeneration, are accomplished, tech natives and driven. Yet as many as 30% live with mental health conditions that can challenge their career path through college and beyond. This…  Read More >

Disability Etiquette (1 hour)

This highly requested workshop has attendees explore and exercise best practices and tips for engaging people with all types of disabilities in both personal and professional settings. Through the use of mini-lectures, videos, and case…  Read More >

Conducting Performance Discussions with Employees with Disabilities (1 hour)

Disability Etiquette training is recommended as a prerequisite This targeted workshop gives clarity and confidence to supervising professionals in preparation for and during performance reviews with employees with disabilities. Participants will receive a concise review…  Read More >

Consulting Services

For Employers

We offer robust consultative services that evaluate your company’s current status of disability inclusion employment practices. Throughout the consultative process we provide clear direction and actionable, measurable next steps to becoming an ‘Employer of Choice’ for people with disabilities. Deliverables include an assessment of current disability initiatives and employment practices, a pragmatic set of recommendations and plan of action including recommended resources to achieve success in the disability employment arena.

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For Employment Service Providers and Government Agencies

We provide consulting and technical assistance to private and public organizations on: organization infrastructure development and support; develop products and materials, create branding and messaging, disseminate best practices; convene and facilitate multi-stakeholder meetings; develop databases; curriculum development, education and training, organize conferences, provide direct training, train-the-trainers; program evaluation and research, qualitative and quantitative, develop measures, data collection tools, and outcome indicators; conduct analyses of state and federal policies and generate recommendations; stakeholder outreach, engagement and ongoing support.

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