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Upcoming Webinars

Spring 2023 Series

Rhode Island's Community of Practice for Engaging Businesses

May 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Facilitator: Doug Crandell, IHDD, Advancing Employment

  • Speakers: Sue Babin, Rhode Island DD Council, Danna Spencer, Associate Director of Client Services for Inclusion Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, Brittany Dorrance, Client Services Associate for Inclusion Skills for Rhode Island's Future.

Join us for a fun and invigorating discussion about the innovative tools Rhode Island’s ID/DD partners are deploying to improve business engagement. The session will focus on training, using a platform to communicate with all job developers, and the momentum necessary to create and customize jobs that are long-lasting. Participants will be able to learn from how one state is fundamentally changing the way it interfaces with businesses. You don’t want to miss this one! 


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Quality Improvement with Purpose: Intentional Learning and Different Approaches

May 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Facilitator: Doug Crandell, IHDD, Advancing Employment

  • Speakers: Debbie Ball, VP Employment Services, Easterseals Southern California, Maureen Carasiti, Director of Employment Services, Easterseals Southern California 

This session will demonstrate how an organization can embrace a model of continuous quality improvement with purpose. What is a culture of intentional learning? Do adults require different approaches to learning and improving performance?  Why is this important?  These questions and more will be answered as presenters will provide concrete tools to boost learning, engagement, and excitement.  This will be an interactive session, with opportunities for questions throughout.


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What is DB101 and is it the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

June 2, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Facilitator: Doug Crandell, IHDD, Advancing Employment

  • Speakers: Nicholas Love, Community Inclusion Director, World Institute on Disability, Gina Griffiths, Assistant Director for Community Inclusion, World Institute on Disability

During this webinar, participants will learn about Many people with disabilities fear that if they go to work, they'll lose needed health care and other disability benefits. DB101 helps people with disabilities and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits. DB101 will help you make informed choices and show you how you can make work part of your plan.


DB101 provides:

  • Information: Learn about benefits programs and rules around work. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Find out how to avoid common pitfalls.

  • Estimators: Get results tailored just for you that help you plan and set goals for work. Get tips for success for your individual situation.

  • Expert Help: Find answers to your questions. Connect to community resources. Get help understanding your next steps.

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