COVID-19 and Customized Employment

Upcoming Webinars

CE Conversations: Systematic Instruction in a COVID-19 World

The COVID pandemic is still with us, and raging in some communities. Despite that, people with disabilities are continuing to enter the workforce. That means that employment supports must continue to be delivered.

Systematic Instruction is a cornerstone of employment supports. Organizations that provide employment supports must learn to adapt their methods to assure that quality supports continue to be delivered to the people and businesses they support. In this conversation we will discuss the typical types of employment support, most notably systematic instruction, and explore alternative or modified approaches. Please come prepared with your questions. We’ll try to deal with as many as we can.

Presenter: Bob Niemiec is a Senior Associate with Griffin-Hammis Associates. Bob served as the Director of the Minnesota Employment Training and Technical Assistance Center (MNTAT)
and prior to joining GHA in 2009, was the Director of Employment and Community Supports for Community Involvement Programs in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he led the transformation of a traditional day program into a high-quality community employment service. Bob has provided training and consultation services in 46 states and 2 Canadian provinces as well as assisting in the planning and facilitation of Employment First events in 12 states.

Date: December 4, 2020

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM EST


CE Conversations: Pandemic Financial First Aid for People Who Get Government Benefits

Presenter: Michael Dalto is a big, old benefits geek.  He's been helping people understand and use work incentives for Social Security and other benefit programs for 30 years.  He has trained and assisted thousands of people with disabilities, family members and professionals to use safety nets that help ensure people get ahead financially when they work, and that protect vital benefits. He created a state benefits planning certification in Maryland, supported VR agencies in Kentucky and Minnesota to assist people they serve to work their way off SSDI, developed curriculum for Virginia Commonwealth University’s national certification for benefits planners, helped create tiered benefits planning models in Michigan and Missouri, and a host of other projects.  He has consulted with Griffin-Hammis Associates since 2018.

Date: January 8, 2021

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM EST

Registration: Available soon!

CE Conversations: TBD

Presenter: Tricia Jones-Parkin

Date: February 5, 2021

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM EST

Registration: Available soon!