Free Fall Learning Series

VAIL is pleased to be able to bring you free online learning opportunities!

Each seminar will be from noon to 1 PM on Zoom.  Registration is required.

October 2020

October 1st
SNAP, TANF, & Energy Benefits—Carolyn Harlow, Harrisonburg Rockingham Department of Social Services
Register here.

October 6th
Resume Writing & Interview Tips—Diane Haldane, VAIL
Register here.

October 8th
Budgeting—Alana Stevenson, VAIL
Register here.

October 13th
Virginia Housing Rental Unit Accessibility Modification Program—Gayl Brunk, VAIL
Register here.

October 15th
Division of Rehabilitative Services & How To Access—Jessica DeCarlo, Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services
Register here.

October 20th
Understanding A Paycheck & Paying Bills—Chelsea Skelton, VAIL
Register here.

October 22nd
Self-Advocacy—Alana Stevenson, VAIL
Register here.

October 27th
Online Grocery Shopping & Grocery / Meal Delivery—Ana Hunter-Nickels, VAIL
Register here.

October 29th
Social Security Disability Benefits & WISA Services—Diane Haldane, VAIL
Register here.

If any accommodations are needed, please contact email andrea@govail.org. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Click to access online-seminars-2020.10-1.pdf

Free Fall Learning Series

VAIL is pleased to be able to bring you free online learning opportunities!

Each seminar will be from noon to 1 PM on Zoom.  Registration is required.

September 2020

September 8th 
Guided Meditation / Breathing Exercises—Ana Hunter-Nickels, VAIL
Register here.

September 10th
Self-Care—Alana Stevenson, VAIL
Register here.

September 15th 
CCC+ Waiver Screenings & Childcare Benefits—Tabitha Dean, Harrisonburg Rockingham Department of Social Services
Register here.

September 17th
Mental Health Services & the CSB—Lonny Wenger, Harrisonburg Rockingham Community Services Board
Register here.

September 22nd 
Dept. for the Blind & Vision Impaired Services—Bret Hart, DBVI
Register here.

September 24th        Disability Identity—Alana Stevenson, VAIL  Register here.

September 29th
Medicaid Waivers—Ashley Shoemaker, Harrisonburg Rockingham Community Services Board & Andrea King, VAIL
Register here.

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Another Opportunity: Getting the Care You Need at Home

Explore the available options for receiving care in your home, including topics such as:
 Exploring your resources
 Private funded vs. Medicare & Medicaid funded services
 How to apply for Medicaid
 Requesting a long-term care screening

Monday, Sept. 14th at 6:30 PM
OR
Monday, Sept. 15th at Noon

To register and receive the on-line login information, email paula@govail.org today!

Care in your home flyer 2020

Getting the Care You Need at Home

Join Paula Ford, Community Living Specialist and Options Counselor, for an online presentation about possible options available to help you get the care you need to remain in your home.

Topics covered will include:

  • Exploring your resources
  • Private funded vs. Medicare & Medicaid funded services
  • How to apply for Medicaid
  • Requesting a long-term care screening

Monday, August 10 at noon OR
Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 PM

Register today by emailing paula@govail.org!

Americans with Disabilities Act: 30 Years and STILL Counting!

The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living is pleased to present a virtual conference to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to also celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the passing of the Virginians with Disabilities Act.  Throughout the day, you will hear personal testimonies as well as advocacy efforts and needs that remain despite these two monumental laws being 30 and 35 years old.  The day will end with a celebration of how far we have come in creating independence for individuals with disabilities and moreover, the work that is yet to be done.

To complete the required registration online please click below:

Registration

8:45 AM: Sign On to make sure that sound works etc. and you are ready as we will begin sharply at 9:00 AM.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AMGreetings from Leaders within the Commonwealth
– Gayl Brunk, VACIL President
– Governor of Virginia, Ralph S. Northam – invited
– Dr. Underwood, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer – Invited
– Commissioner Hayfield, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
– John Chappell, former Deputy Commissioner for Community Services at the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and current President of the Disability Policy Consortium

 9:40 AM – 11:00 AMPersonal ADA Stories
Presenters:
– William hess: Clinch Independent Living Serivces
– Althea Pittman: Eastern Shore Center for Independent Living
– Kelly Hickock: Resources for Independent Living
– Dennis Horton: Junction Center for Independent Living
– Ralph Shelman: Insight Enterprises/Peninsula Center for Independent Living
– Nichole Davis: Endependence Center

11:00 AM – 12:25 PM: Break for lunch

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: ADA Issues and Barriers to Be Resolved
Presenter: John Wodatch: Civil Rights Attorney

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: HOT TOPICS: Your Independence in the Community
Presenters:
– Marilyn Golden: Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
(DREDF)
– Transportation Network Companies
– Lex Frieden: American Educator
– Social Media
– Marcie Roth: Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, World Institute on Disability
– Emergency Implementation

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Celebration

4:00 PM: Closing
– Gayl Brunk, VACIL President