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PATHS Grant

Posted: July 28, 2016

PATHS is accepting grants applications for assistive technology up to $550 for individuals with disabilities.  More information can be found on their website pathswv.org/grants.html. Applications for this funding cycle are due by October 1st.  PATHS grant application (PDF).

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations:
Support on Your Journey to Employment
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

The July 27, 2016, national WISE webinar will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Join the webinar to learn about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives, frequently asked questions and where to find more information. You will hear from experts about employment resources, including:

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

An email from Social Security

Attend the Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair August 24, 2016

The Ticket to Work program will host its next online Virtual Job Fair on August 24, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

This job fair is a national event, sponsored by Social Security, and participating employers will have jobs throughout the United States. The event will connect job seekers to companies that work with the government. These companies have job openings for persons with many different skill and experience levels. They are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.

Register for the Job Fair!

At the job fair, participants can communicate with job recruiters online in chat forums and by using one-on-one messages. They can also visit virtual resource booths to ask questions about job accommodations, Social Security work incentives, and legal issues that can create barriers to work for people with disabilities.

You should register if:

  • You are a Ticket to Work participant
  • You are using your Ticket to get services from an approved Employment Network (EN) or your state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency
  • You are ready to work

How to register:

Once we verify your eligibility to participate, we will confirm your registration. Remember, even if you have participated in a past Virtual Job Fair, you still need to sign a new consent form and register.

Not sure if you are a Ticket to Work participant or are using your ticket? Need help finding an EN or state VR agency?

Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (voice) or 1-866-833-296 (TTY). Agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Assistive Technology

The Virtual Job Fair environment will be screen-reader friendly.

RYPAS Board Application

Posted: June 15, 2016

From an email from Ann McDaniel from WVSILC

We are looking for people to apply to fill a vacancy on the RYPAS Board. It must be a person with a disability – and personal experience with personal assistance services is preferred.

The board meets monthly usually on the first Tuesday of the month (the day before SILC meetings and SILC Executive Committee meetings). The board reviews applications, funding, and makes policy decisions for the program.

The application is attached.

Please share with anyone you think might be a good fit to serve on the board.

Thank you!

Ann Watts McDaniel, Executive Director
West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council
PO Box 625
5010 C Fairlawn Avenue
Institute, WV 25112-0625
304-766-4624 Voice & TTY

RYPAS Board Appliation (DOCX)

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work: Free Employment Support for Young Adults with a Disability
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

The June 22, 2016, national WISE webinar will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Join the webinar to learn about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives, frequently asked questions and where to find more information. You will hear from Ticket to Work and Work Incentives experts about resources especially for young adults, including:

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

The West Virginia Bureau for Medial Services (BMS) has now posted the Draft Personal Care Services Policy Manual for Public Comment (wv.gov). Public Comments are to be submitted on the website and will be taken until June 22, 2016.

From the Social Security Administration:

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

Join us on May 25, 2016, for the latest WISE webinar. We will be presenting information on Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you, such as:

  • Ticket to Work and Work Incentives;
  • Reasonable accommodations for people with a mental illness and how to ask for them; and
  • Some advantages of working that you may not have considered.

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

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