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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Chapter Announcements

  • Save the Date! Future Webinars NY Noontime Series

    Here are all of our upcoming webinars, all held on the Second Wednesday at Noon Eastern Time--Mark Your Calendars!  

    In addition to Bruce Bloom's webinar on Transition Service (sign up NOW on the New York Chapter Home page), we have the following exciting webinars planned for the New Year!!
    January 9, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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.

    April 10, 2019  To be announced soon…..

    May 8, 2019: Intermittent Loss of Employment Opportunity: Quantifying the Impact of Future Medical Care Needs on Work, presented by Rick Robinson, Ph.D., MBA, LMHC, CRC, CVE, NCC, CLCP, D/ABVE

    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.
  • NY IARP Launches Webinar Series--MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    Greetings IARP members!

    I have exciting news to share!  Now you can gain CEU’s right at your desk, without having to take time off work, without having to travel and without disrupting your day!!  Your NY IARP Board is developing Lunchtime Learning opportunities.  We have been diligently pursuing speakers for our Webinar Series, which is launching December 12, at Noon, eastern time.  Our first webinar is on Transition Services.  Included in this one-hour webinar will be the types of services that can be provided, areas of potential growth, sources of referrals, and potential areas of funding.

    CEUs will be available for CCM/CDMS/CRC for this and all upcoming webinars. Stay tuned for information on how to register.  For now, please mark your calendars for December 12, 2018 from 12-1 p.m.  Also, block off the 2nd Wednesday of each month thereafter for new and exciting topics, including Veteran’s TDIU, Social Security Vocational Expert Testimony, Ethics and Social Media, just to name a few!!

    We look forward to your participation!

    NY IARP = YOU!!!!!

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

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