Evolving Core Services -- Independent Living Skills Training (1.5 Hours)

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About the training

The training offers some creative approaches to delivering IL skills training in fully remote and in person settings. Participants will learn about examples of how effective IL skills training can assist consumers in achieving greater independence, and increase their knowledge about the purpose and key elements of IL skills training for consumers of Centers for Independent Living. 

Target Audience

  • Staff and Board members of Centers for Independent Living
  • Staff and members of Statewide Independent Living Councils may also find this information useful

What you will Learn

  • How to deliver IL skills training remotely.
  • New innovations in IL Skills training.
  • Best practices for reporting IL Skills services, with a focus on virtual services.

About the presenters

Jeremy Caffee is the Executive Director for the Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL) which provides independent living services, Disability Awareness training, and Durable Medical Equipment in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to joining the Access Center, Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit and disability fields. Prior to joining ACIL, he worked in permanent supportive housing, assisting individuals with disabilities experiencing homelessness obtain and maintain community-based housing. He is a graduate of Antioch University and currently working toward completing his MSW with the University of Kentucky. 

Lidia Fonseca is the Director of Programs at Valley Association for Independent Living, a center that provides independent living services to people with disabilities in the South Texas region. She has served her community as a disability justice advocate and provides overall supervision, management, development, and implementation of programs at VAIL. She has 10 years of experience in the disability field which include advocacy efforts that focus on disability rights, emergency management and planning for persons with disabilities, training on leadership, advocacy, and disability policy, and promoting employment services that follow ADA guidelines for all persons with disabilities.

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