IARP-WI/WRA Fall 2020 Webinar

IARP-Wisconsin WRA

IARP-Wisconsin Chapter and Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association
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 Friday, November 6, 2020

Schedule and Speakers


9:00-10:00 a.m.              Health Equity for People with Disabilities: The Impact of COVID-19 — Dr. Bill Schwab, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


During this presentation, participants will gain knowledge about the microbiology, immunology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and will be able to assure optimal preventive practices to reduce virus transmission in vocational and residential settings for people with disabilities. In addition, participants will increase their awareness of clinical conditions associated with COVID-19 that may have particular impact on people with disabilities, and will be better prepared to address decision making about the medical risks of community participation for people with disabilities within a context of health equity.


10:00-10:15 a.m.             Break


10:15-11:45 a.m.             The Impact of the Pandemic on the Labor Market (Along With a Dose of Hope and Possibility) — Dr. Judy Ettinger, Emeritus Staff Member at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Join Judy Ettinger for a presentation on the impact of the pandemic on opportunities in the labor market.  What do we need to know? What are the challenges? What strategies can we use to minimize their impact? Participants will learn about changes in the labor market. In particular, Dr. Ettinger will discuss the impact of those changes on the work lives of individuals with disabilities. Learning objectives include a review of career development theories;  a summary of the impact of the pandemic; an exploration of the labor market in 2020 and a look into the future as we move into the 4th Industrial Revolution; and a discussion of the impact of those changes on the roles we play with our clients.


Speaker Information


Dr. Bill Schwab

Bill Schwab is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. An active clinician and teacher, his patient care practice focuses on the primary care of people with disabilities. A nationally recognized leader in patient and family-centered care, as well as in medical education about the care of children and adults with chronic illness and disabilities, Bill has been a frequent speaker and consultant to health systems, medical schools, and community agencies around the country. He has additionally been the principle investigator for research projects on autism funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau and on developmental screening funded by the CDC. He has also been involved in addressing health equity issues for people with disabilities.   


Dr. Judy Ettinger

Judy Ettinger has worked at the University of Wisconsin since 1980. She completed both her Ph.D. and M.S. in Counseling at UW-Madison.  Her particular area of interest is career development and career counseling. She has always been fascinated with why people make the decisions they do about their jobs, work, and retirement. She also wonders why some people seem very satisfied with their work and why others can't seem to ever find pleasure in what they do. During her career, she has worked on many projects related to career planning. As examples, she has taught a hybrid course within the Counseling Department for many years on Career Development Facilitation, and has worked with the National Institute of Corrections to help offenders transition from the institution back to the workplace, specifically on the employment issues.  She has consulted with school districts to help them improve their guidance programs, particularly the career development component. She has also taught at UCLA, the University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Normandale Community College in Minnesota, and Johnson County Community College in Kansas. In addition, she has provided extensive training on career decision-making for workforce development staff in Southeast Minnesota, Veterans in Wisconsin, and educators in Vermont.   Her other area of interest is preparing folks for retirement—assisting them to look at how they want to bring "work" into their retirement years.   


Registration Information

Cost of Attendance:

  • Students: $5
  • Member (IARP-WI or WRA): $10
  • Non-Member: $20

Note: This event is limited to the first 100 registrants.


To Register



WRA members: Prior to registering, contact Deb Henderson-Guenther (Deb.HendersonGuenther@wisconsin.gov) for the WRA discount code.

*Registrants will be provided with a link to access the webinar upon receipt of payment and closer to the date of the event.

Continuing Education Credits

2.5 CEU contact hours have been requested for CRC credits.

IARP-WI would like to thank Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association for co-sponsoring this event!


Event Date(s)

When:  Nov 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM (CT)
Associated with  Wisconsin Chapter