The New York Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals serves rehabilitation professionals throughout the state of New York through education, professional development and networking opportunities.
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  • NY IARP November Webinar: Life Care Planning--The Basics

    Greetings!  For those of you that have considered getting into life care planning, or learning more, please join us November 13 at 8 am Eastern Time for this presentation from former NY IARP President, Karen A. Simone, MS, CRC, CLCP. Register HERE

    A.  What is a life-care plan?

    1. Definition
    2. How it is used in civil litigation matters
    3. Who performs life care plans
    4. Why are they important

    B. What are the elements of a life care plan

    1. Methodology of a life-care plan
    2. How do you build a life-care plan
    3. Elements that are included in life-care plans
    4. Ethical considerations

    C. Role of Life care planner vs. physician vs. attorney

    D. Qualifications of an expert life care planner.

    Presenter Bio

    Karen A. Simone received a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University in 1993. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Life-Care Planner. Karen is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, with special interests in forensic rehabilitation and life-care planning.

    Karen began her career in Vocational Rehabilitation with Crawford & Company where she provided medical and vocational case management services to injured workers. She was able to further develop her skills as a vocational rehabilitation counselor through her work experience at SUNY Upstate Medical Center where she was a member of a transdisciplinary team providing vocational rehabilitation counseling to inpatients and outpatients with a variety of disabling conditions including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic and psychiatric diagnoses. Karen subsequently worked for MetLife Disability as a vocational rehabilitation consultant prior to being promoted to management where her responsibilities included managing vendors (Independent Medical Exams, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Physician Consultants and Case Managers) for the effective management of disability claims.

    Karen joined K.W. Reagles & Associates as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in January of 2010. She became owner of K. Simone & Associates in August 2012 where she conducts employability assessments, earnings capacity evaluations, and prepares life-care plans for individuals with disabilities.  She provides expert testimony on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in various legal matters including personal injury, medical malpractice, matrimonial, child custody and SSDI determinations.

  • Half off for NY IARP Members at the National Conference!

    Hello fellow NY IARP members!

    Registration is now open for the national conference in Portland and I would like to remind our members that NY IARP encourages you to attend and continue to educate yourselves!  We will reimburse you for half of the earlybird registration fee!  Please register today and join your other NY Members in Portland!  I will see you there!!

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Rachel Duchon, Past President
Cherie Plante, Secretary
Frank Lindner, Treasurer

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Christine DiTrinco, Western
Karen Simone, Central

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