304-376-0406 bpirner@wvade.org

July 13 & 14 Conference & Training

Dear West Virginia Disability Leader,

You’re invited to join your colleagues from the CRP Community and our allies as we learn, teach and discuss ways to better create employment opportunities for people with disabilities through collaborative efforts.

We will get together on Thursday, July 13 and  Friday July 14 at Flatwoods Days Inn for two days that are sure to benefit your organization.

Thursday, July 13
1:00  Opening and Introductions.  Craig Greening, President

1:30 Employment Rights of People with Disabilities.  Megan Pigott
Disability Rights of West Virginia is the premier advocacy organization in our state.  Megan will ahare how their services can help your workers with disabilities.

2:30 New Developments in HR Law.  Michael Spooner, JD of Steptoe & Johnson.
Briefing about recent changes to existing employment laws and what trends are likely to have the most significant and immediate impact in the future.

3:30 Roundtable Discussion
How to increase employment opportunities for youth with disabilities?
Ideas, information, opinions, solutions and objectivity.

6:00 Dinner & Networking in Executive Dining Room
Network with like-minded CRP leaders from around the state.

Friday July 14

9:00 WVU BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Steve Cutright
The Center engages in a number of activities and programs that promote innovation and entrepreneurship. This presentation will give an overview of how you can utilize their services.

10:00 Technology Solutions in your CRP. Kenneth Slavin
Therap is designed to provide comprehensive solution for the planning, documentation, reporting, communication and billing needs of organizations supporting people with disabilities

11:00 High School Transition with Project SEARCH.  Sandy Beer & Susie Rutkowski
 A unique, business-led, one-year, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace.   Implemented in 45 states, we will look at doing this in West Virginia.

12:00 Adjourn

The Project SEARCH  staff will stick around after the session to work on a plan with interested people.

There is no registration fee for members of WVADE.  Non-members will pay $49.

Your payment of $140.00 includes Room, Prime Rib buffet on Thursday evening, and Breakfast on Friday morning.  To reserve a space at the discount rate, call the reservations desk at (304) 765-5055 and tell the reservation desk you are with WVADE.

If you’re attending, please RSVP to bpirner@wvade.org .

Any questions should be directed to Bob Pirner, Executive Director at 304-376-0406