We are pleased to present a series of four teleconferences on a variety of topics related to employment and MS. Teleconferences will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. EST on alternate Thursdays between February 20 and April 3, 2014.
About the Series:
A teleconference is an opportunity to learn new information by calling into a designated toll-free number to hear an interactive presentation. You can ask questions or just listen to the information. Best of all, you can do so from the comfort of your own home. Participate in all four teleconferences or just the ones that interest you. Please note that you will need to register for each teleconference individually.
MAINTAINING COGNITIVE AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH WHILE UNEMPLOYED
Thursday, February 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. EST
Psychologist Lauren Strober will discuss current research that shows the importance of staying productive to maintain your health while unemployed. Along with others living with MS, she will share practical tips on how this is accomplished. The deadline to register for this call is February 13.
FEDERAL HIRING INITIATIVES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Thursday, March 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. EST
The Federal Government is taking steps to become a model employer for people with disabilities. Michael Murray of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will discuss Schedule A hiring authority and U.S. Department of Labor regulations designed to increase the employment of people with disabilities by federal government contractors. The deadline to register is February 27.
HOME-BASED EMPLOYMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Thursday, March 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. EST
Are you interested in working from home? Have you been unsuccessful in finding work-from-home positions? Home-based workers living with MS, along with MS Employment Specialist Barbara McKeon, will share tips and resources to help increase your chances of succeeding at home-based employment. The deadline to register is March 13.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY APPLICATION SECRETS
Thursday, April 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. EST
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult and lengthy process with a high chance of being denied the first time around. Disability advocate Delores Gonzalez will share information you need to know to increase your chances of getting your application approved. The deadline to register is March 27.
How to Register:
To register for one or more of the teleconferences in this series, please call the Chapter at 1-800-344-4867 at least one week prior to the teleconference(s) in which you would like to participate.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chapter at 1-800-344-4867.