Agenda

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    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Registration
    9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Introduction
    - Learning Objectives & Post-Training Expectations
    - How & When to Refer to a CWIC 
    - Employment Conversations - An Allowable Activity
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Understanding the Disability Picture
    - Disability/poverty statistics in Maine and the U.S.
    - Myths/Facts about disability benefits and work
    - Re-framing questions of limits and risk
    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Break
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Disability Benefits & Work Incentives
    - SSI, SSDI, & DAC: What's the difference?
    - How does work impact cash benefits?
    - SSA/DHHS income reporting requirements
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Medicare & MaineCare Work Incentives
    2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Talking with Individuals in Different Stages of Return-to-Work
    - Challenging myths and misperceptions about work 
    - Utilizing available resources and tools depending on return-to-work stage
    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Break
    2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Overview of Employment Services for People with Disabilities
    3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Case Studies
    4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Next Steps for Work and Benefits Navigators
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