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Representing both North and South Carolina, IARP of the Carolinas serves rehabilitation professionals through education, professional development and networking opportunities.

Learn how IARP of the Carolinas can help you grow and prosper as a rehabilitation professional.

Chapter Announcements

  • IARP OF THE CAROLINAS - PLEASE VOTE

    The link below will take you to the ballot for open board member positions within IARP of the Carolinas.  The voting period is 3/7/20  through 3/31/20.   The term begins May 1, 2020. 

    https://rehabpro.org/surveys/?id=IARP_Carolinas_2020

    Please let me know if you need additional information.


    Thank you
  • Great CEU opportunities with interesting content

    The NY Chapter of IARP is offering webinars to all IARP members.  Below is the registration information.  Topics look interesting

    Register for all 3 and receive a discount:

    rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1343912

    April: rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1343948

    May: rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1343953

    June: rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1343958

    NY IARP ANNOUNCES WEBINARS FOR APRIL – JUNE

    April 21, 2020

    8 a.m. Eastern Time

    Title 1 of the ADA and Disability Disclosure

    LaWanda H. Cook, PhD, CRC

    LaWanda Cook is an Extension Faculty Associate with the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. In this role, she designs and delivers training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and engages in research and teaching related to disability identity, the well-being of individuals with disabilities, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in work and leisure settings. Her work explores an array of issues that influence the lives of individuals with disabilities including the intersection of disability with other characteristics such as race, gender, and age, as well as concerns such as workplace bullying and harassment.

    Presentation Summary:

    This session will provide a brief overview of the employment provisions under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will address the implications of disability disclosure for both employees and employers.

    Agenda

    1. Brief Overview of Title I (Employment Provisions)
    2. Disability Disclosure
      1. Implications for Job Seekers and Employees
        1. Protected Choice vs. Required
        2. Potential Consequences
    • Helping Job Seekers and Employees with Disclosure Decisions
    1. Implications for Employers
      1. Reasonable Accommodation
      2. Protected Information
    2. Disclosure vs. Self-Identification

    May 13, 2020

    Noon. Eastern Time

    BLS Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation: Sources of BLS information about jobs

    Bruce Bergman, Regional Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York – New Jersey Information Office

    Bruce works in the BLS New York City Information Office, where he assists the public with obtaining and understanding data on jobs, pay, and working conditions in New York and New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he worked in the BLS national office, where he helped produce compensation and safety statistics.

    Presentation Summary:

    Sources of BLS information about jobs

    How these might help you, and where you can get these free resources:

    • Occupational Outlook Handbook and its occupational profiles
    • Occupational Employment Statistics-national profiles of jobs
    • Occupational Employment Statistics-area wage distributions
    • Employment Projections occupation/industry matrix
    • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Data Viewer
    • Current Population Survey worker characteristics
    • Occupational Safety and Health Statistics injury/illness profiles
    • BLS Area Economic Summaries
    • Tips for working with the ORS dataset in MS Excel
    • A live walkthrough screen-share on how to obtain data

    June 10, 2020

    Noon. Eastern Time

    BLS Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation: The Occupational Requirements Survey

    Bruce Bergman, Regional Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York – New Jersey Information Office

    Bruce works in the BLS New York City Information Office, where he assists the public with obtaining and understanding data on jobs, pay, and working conditions in New York and New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he worked in the BLS national office, where he helped produce compensation and safety statistics.

    Presentation Summary:

    • Where to go for more information
    • What is the BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS)?
    • Background: Job levelling in the BLS National Compensation Survey
    • How ORS is collected
    • How jobs are classified for ORS
    • The 4 requirements described by ORS
    • Categories and estimates related to each requirement.
    • Finding and using ORS data
    • Accessing other publications and supplemental materials, including fact sheets
    • Changes from 2018 to 2019
    • Future plans

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Chapter Leadership

Pam Harris – President
Kim Deal - President Elect
Carla Marshburn - Treasurer
Sonja Ellington – Secretary 

Gina Vieceli – Past President
Tricia Oakes– Member at Large
Todd Murphy – Member at Large
Siri Wiik – Member at Large
Beth Ezzell – Member at Large
Regina Edwards - Member at Large

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