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  • 11 Dec 2020 10:04 AM | Marny Howell (Administrator)

    SAVE THE DATE

    Monday, February 1, 2021
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

    AVAVRP presents:

    Abilities, Valor and Adjustments: The Beauty of Post-Traumatic Growth Among Veterans

    Presenter

    Dr. Lillian Gibson

    Psychologist on the Tele-Mental Health team from the North Texas VA

    Dr. Gibson’s training as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, as well as her VA clinical experiences, provide a unique approach when developing client interventions.  Her professional compass is rooted in a biopsychosocial model of care.

    Dr. Gibson’s presentation will highlight the prominent role of rehabilitation professionals as they diligently help Veterans meet employment goals.  Attendees will gain an understanding of how post-traumatic growth is an integral component of change for Veterans impacted by medical and psychiatric conditions.

    Learning objectives: 

    To discuss the impact of disability on quality of life factors.

    To discuss the psychological aspects of stages of change.

    To discuss salient factors linked to post traumatic growth.

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    Registration information will follow in January.

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    The Association of VA Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals advocates for the recruitment, retention, and recognition of Vocational Rehabilitation professionals of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


  • 22 Jul 2020 2:51 PM | Marny Howell (Administrator)

    Who are the Heroes? A History of the Disabiliyt Rights Movement https://ensemble.syr.edu/Watch/ada-hero

    ADA Live! Episode 82: History and the Future of Disability Rights: A Conversation with Judy Heumann

    https://www.adalive.org/episode82

     

    Christmas in purgatory : a photographic essay on mental retardation

    https://tinyurl.com/y64fgvog

     

    ADA Live! Episode 70: Celebration of the ADA Anniversary - a conversation with Senator Tom Harkin

    https://www.adalive.org/episode70

     

    Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Ful Movie Hd - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxeaxVQ4bl0

    2:00:29

    Tell Your Story

    https://adata.org/

     

    ADA Anniversary Website

    https://www.adaanniversary.org/


  • 14 Jul 2020 1:43 PM | Marny Howell (Administrator)

    SAVE THE DATE

    TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020
    3:00PM – 4:30PM EST

    In celebration of the ADA 30th anniversary,
    AVAVRP and the Southeast ADA Center
    present:

     

    Who are the Heroes? 

    A History of the Disability Rights Movement

     

    A 90-minute intriguing look at the history of the disability rights movement

    with discussion on what it means for us today.

     

    Presenters

    Barry Whaley, Director of the Southeast ADA Center, and

    Pam Williamson, Assistant Director of the Southeast ADA Center

    Registration is free,however, you must register to attend.

    Please use the following links to register:

    Who are the Heroes? A History of the Disability Rights Movement

    https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9KWT85HZHtYK4cd

     

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    Questions? Please contact Cynthia Young, AVAVRP Conference Chair

    Cynthia.Young4@va.gov

    804-675-5000 x 7039


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