The majority of APH ConnectCenter webinars also provide Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) credit. Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.

The Benefits of Working: Navigating SSI/SSDI while seeking employment. Karen Shrawder CareerConnect

Title of the Event:   The Benefits of Working: Navigating SSI/SSDI While Seeking Employment

Date:  Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Time (Eastern):  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern

Duration:   90 minutes 

Description:  Interactive presentation about the many benefits of becoming employed, particularly for recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), including an overview of work incentives, as well as helpful hints for overcoming challenges such as overpayments, SSA staff in need of additional training, and ensuring the continuation of healthcare coverage 
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Thriving Blind 10/13/21 Kristin Smedley  Family Connect

Title of the Event:   Thriving Blind

Date:  Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Time (Eastern):  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern

Duration:   1 hour 

Description:  Join us to learn about how Kristin learned to see through the eyes of her sons. Kristin stopped seeing blindness as a barrier and instead focused on addressing the real barriers like lack of access to the right tools, knowing what questions to ask, knowing what is out there to help families along in the journey with their child(ren) who is blind/visually impaired. In this session, families will share her experiences and her knowledge gained through experience to help guide families to help their child(ren) thrive.   
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ParentConnect: A Family Support Group. First Wednesday of Every. 7:30-8:30 PM ET." Family Connect Logo. Image of parents witting at a table with a young child in a wheelchair.

Title of the Event:  ParentConnect: a family support group offered in partnership with The Chicago Lighthouse’s Virtual Parent Support Group. (Ongoing)

Date: First Wednesday of each month starting August 4, 2021 

Time (Eastern): 7:30pm – 8:30pm Eastern 

Duration:  60 minutes 

Description:  APH FamilyConnect and The Chicago Lighthouse are pleased to offer this virtual support group for parents and families of children who are blind or visually impaired. These monthly sessions are for families to connect with and learn from each other about the joys, challenges, and adventures of raising children with visual impairments and blindness.  These sessions are open to families. ACVREP or professional development credits will not be available

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Connect Center Webinar Archives

Missed a chance to attend one of our webinars or just looking for more resources? Many of past CareerConnect, FamilyConnect and VisionAware webinars are available on our ConnectCenter YouTube playlist.