March 7 – May 2
Wednesday evenings, 4:45 to 5:45 PM
LSU Health New Orleans, Human Development Center
(Classes will be offered at no cost)
- Have you always been curious about American Sign Language?
- Would you like to learn how to better work with your Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients or patients?
The Louisiana Deafblind Project at LSU Health-New Orleans Human Development Center is offering an Introduction to American Sign Language course this spring at no cost.
You will learn how to introduce yourself, how to ask some basic questions, and receptive skills to understand another person’s introduction. You will also learn how to work effectively with a sign language interpreter, and best practices to become a more culturally-competent provider for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 4:45 to 5:45 PM at the LSU Human Development Center. Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays starting March 7 through May 2, 2018.
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 3 p.m. ET, join us for the national Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar, “Ticket to Work: Choosing the Service Provider That’s Right for You.”
WISE webinars are a great first step for people who have a disability and are ready and able to benefit from the social and financial rewards of employment, so share this event with Social Security disability beneficiaries and encourage them to attend.
During the webinar, we’ll discuss:
- Ticket to Work and Work Incentives;
- The different types of service providers that are available; and
- How to learn more and choose a service provider that’s right for you and your work goals.
Register online today or call 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).
Apprenticeship works for job seekers looking to punch their ticket to the middle class and for businesses seeking skilled workers who can thrive in the global economy. The US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has just released a video series featuring apprentices with and without disabilities (Recruits) and their apprenticeship sponsors (Sponsors) in high-growth industries like information technology, healthcare, and marine engineering. These apprentices and their sponsors show how #ApprenticeshipWorks for them and how it can work for other job seekers and businesses across the country. #ApprenticeshipWorks for everyone.
View the videos here: https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/Apprenticeshipworks-video-series.htm. Videos are available in English and Spanish with full captioning and audio introduced version.
40 Hour Supported Employment CORE Training
LSUHSC-Human Development Center (HDC) in collaboration with Louisiana APSE is providing statewide Employment Specialist Core Training. This 40 hour training meets LRS vendor training requirements and Medicaid Employment provider rules. It incorporates APSE’s CORE Supported Employment Competencies and includes three full days of classroom instruction and fieldwork assignments. Class hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The fee for this class is $350.
(If you would like to schedule a Core training in your region, please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed.)
–>> Click here to register for 40 Hour Core Training <<–
5.0 Hour SE Continuing Education Training
These training classes, co-sponsored by Louisiana APSE, meet LRS/LWC and OCDD guidelines for Community Rehabilitation Providers and their staff. Each of these classes counts as 5.0 hours of Continuing Education for LRS/LWC, OCDD, and CESP renewal accreditation. The LRS requirement for staff for renewal of vendorship is 20 hours every three years. Each class takes place on one day scheduled from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. The fee for these classes is $75 per training class.
(Please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed. if you would like to schedule any additional 5 Hour SE Training Classes in your region)
New Orleans at LSU HDC, 411 South Prieur Street, Classroom #452 (View Map/Get Directions)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – SE Policy, Funding & Process
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – SE Job Site Training & Benefits
Alexandria at The Arc Rapides, 1700 Ashley Avenue (View Map/Get Directions)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – SE Policy, Funding & Process
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement
Thursday, May 17, 2018 – SE Job Site Training & Benefits
–>> Click here to register for one or more of the 5 Hour Core Training <<–