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

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Chapter Announcements

  • NY Chapter Webinars open to all!

    Here are NY IARP's next two webinars!
    Register Here for MAY
    Title of Presentation: Intermittent Loss of Employment Opportunity: Quantifying the Impact of Future Medical Care Needs on Work

    Presenter:  Rick Robinson, Ph.D., MBA, LMHC, CRC, CVE, NCC, CLCP, D/ABVE
    Presentation Summary:  This presentation will introduce how evidence for the need for future medical care, such as a life care plan, may be quantified to illustrate an intermittent – yet cumulative loss of employment access. 

    Learning Objectives:

    The attendee will learn the importance of evaluating ongoing medical care needs in vocational analysis. 
    The attendee will understand and be able to explain the term loss of employment opportunity.
    The attendee will understand that not all injuries result in an enduring loss of earning capacity – some may result in a loss of work opportunity over time.
    The attendee will learn a method to quantify loss of work opportunity in conducting her/her vocational analysis.  
    Register Here for JUNE
    PROGRAM TITLE:   BLS Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation
    Presenters: Bruce Bergman, Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Presentation Summary:  This presentation will dive into the Bureau's newest addition, the Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS). The Social Security Administration plans to use ORS data in adjudication of disability claims, and vocational rehabilitation professionals can also draw upon these data to assist with their evaluations. We'll review the latest ORS results and discuss concepts and methods used in the survey.

    We'll also examine other resources from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that might be helpful in your work.
  • NY Chapter Webinars open to all IARP Members

    See below for information on noontime webinars sponsored by the NY Chapter.  

    Happy New Year!!!!  Register now for next Wednesday's webinar.  If you would like to register for all three in the first quarter, you have until next Wednesday to get all three for $10 off!  3 for $50 for members!!

    Please join us from the comfort of your desk or smart phone for Noontime Webinars, the second Wednesday at Noon EST. 

    We will be using the GoToMeeting format.  Those registered will be sent a link to this meeting prior to the webinar.  The cost of each webinar is only $20 for IARP members and $25 for non-members!!!  1 CEU is available for CRC certification.  Certificates of attendance will be provided for other certifications.  Feel free to share!!! There is a discount for registering for all three!!

    Register Here https://rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1179790 for January's webinar

    Register Here for February's webinar

    Register Here for March's webinar

    Register Here for January, February and March and get a $10 discount!

    January 9 – Vocational Evaluations in VA Claims, presented by Nicholas Briggs, Michael Lostritto, & Rachel Foster
    This presentation will provide an overview of individual unemployability, what VA can and cannot consider in adjudicating these claims, and how vocational opinions may be used within the context of a Veteran's appeal. Topics for general discussion will include service-connected disabilities, how VA defines substantially gainful employment, and the importance of describing functional limitations within the context of the Veteran's vocational and educational history.

    February 13 – Online Counseling and Social Media: Rehabilitation Counselors face new ethical issues in 2017, presented by Mary Handley, PhD, CRC, LMHC
    This presentation will review he new 2017 Code of Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, focusing on new/changed areas in the code, and also on potential ethical issues related to the misuse of social media. Online Counseling and its ethical components will also be addressed.

    March 13 – Absence Management & Return to Work Programs in Corporate Settings, Presented by Angela Eskandar MS, CRC
    This presentation will look at employee absence from an employer's perspective. We will discuss some common challenges that employers face in managing time off programs, sick leave laws, state and federal leaves, disability, and lost time associated with a Workers' Compensation injury. There will be a focus on the valuable insight that a VRC can bring to organizations to establish and manage programs to assist employees in staying at work or returning to work at the right time. The presentation will highlight the important role that data analysis and trending reports have on uncovering the key absence drivers in an organization.

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Chapter Leadership

Gina Vieceli – President
Pam Harris – President Elect

Sonja Ellington – Past President
Carla Marshburn - Treasurer
Kim Deal – Secretary
Tricia Oakes– Member at Large
Todd Murphy – Member at Large
Siri Wiik – Member at Large
Beth Ezzell – Member at Large
Nancy Wells – Member at Large

Upcoming Chapter Events

  • Triangle IARP

    Apr 26, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (ET)
    Raleigh, NC, United States

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