Speaker's Bureau

Assistive Technology

  • Assistive Technology 101
  • Assistive Technology in the Workplace
  • Accessible Gardening - Unleashing Green Thumbs in the Garden
  • Introduction to Civil Rights for Individuals with Disabilities
  • People Profile: Who are Individuals with Disabilities
  • Appalachian Culture: Impact on People with Disabilities and Disability Professionals
  • Economic Benefits of Accessibility Compliance for Businesses and Communities
  • Incorporating Accessibility and Disability Etiquette Into your Business Plan
  • Inclusive Communities: The Whys and Hows
  • Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Business Accessible to Customers
  • Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Community Accessible to Residents
  • Access for Justice: Insuring Accessibility in Our Court Syste
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III - Public Accommodations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - History and General Guidelines for Municipalities
  • My Brother's Keeper: How to Become an ADA Advocate
  • Service Animal, Support Animal, Pet - Know the Difference
  • Fair Housing Act (FHA)
  • Comparison Between ADA, FHA and 504: Who, What, When, Where, How, Why
  • Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Requirements
  • Reasonable Modifications and Reasonable Accommodations: What's the Difference
  • Issues in Housing for West Virginians with Disabilities
  • A Home For Life: Guidelines for Making Housing Decisions
  • Home Modifications for Aging in Place
  • Aging in the Workplace
  • Universal Design Principles
  • Universal Design for the Home and Community

For more information or to schedule an assistive technology training, call 800-841-8436 or email wvats@hsc.wvu.edu.

Autism Project

  • Physician Training on Autism

For more information or to schedule training on autism, call 304-293-4692 or email hpanzironi@hsc.wvu.edu.

Disability Trainings

  • History of Disabilities
  • Leadership Training
  • Successful Training
  • Public Speaking Training
  • Etiquette - Disability 101
  • Reporting About People with Disabilities
  • Services and Supports
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • People First
  • Self Determination
  • Self Advocacy
  • Overview of the Center for Excellence in Disabilities Programs and Services
  • Person First Language and Disability Etiquette

For more information or to schedule one of these trainings, call Helen Panzironi at 304-293-4692 or email hpanzironi@hsc.wvu.edu

Employment Trainings

  • ADA-as it relates to employment practices
  • Conflict resolution best practices
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Job accommodation process
  • Ticket to Work and Employment Networks
  • Work Incentives (for service providers)
  • Medicaid-Work Incentive (M-WIN) eligibility
  • Basic Medicaid information
  • Supported Employment
  • Social Security Application Process and the Reality of Getting on Benefits
  • Social Security Work Incentives
  • Medicaid Buy-In
  • Transition from School to Work, from child to adult Social Security Benefits
  • How to Present Well
  • WIPA
  • Work Incentives for Social Security Disability beneficiaries
  • Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program.
  • Labor Market and job status per region
  • Understanding the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Work Incentives
  • Writing a Successful Plan to Achieve Self-Support
  • Social Security Work Incentives

For more information or to schedule one of these trainings, call 304-293-4692 or email jtenney@hsc.wvu.edu.

Family to Family

  • Self Determination
  • Self Advocacy
  • The Appeals Process
  • The Medical Home
  • How to Access Family Supports
  • Care Coordination
  • Medical Transitioning
  • Successful Employment with the use of AT and Universal Design
  • Transition tools for Employment, Education and Adult Life
  • The do's and don'ts to resumes and interviewing for the job
  • What are your rights under the ADA, Rehab Act and IDEIA
  • What does the ACA mean to you in accessible health care?

For more information or to schedule one of these trainings, call 304-293-4692 or email trundle@hsc.wvu.edu.

Nutrition Services/ CED Feeding Clinic

  • Nutrition for pediatric feeding problems
  • Nutrition for children with special health care needs
  • Nutrition for adults with special needs
  • Nutrition fads and controversial practices
  • General pediatric nutrition
  • Management of adult overweight
  • Management of pediatric overweight
  • Good nutrition for seniors

For more information or to schedule one of these trainings, call 304-293-4692 or email mandis@hsc.wvu.edu.

Positive Behavior Support Project

  • Anger Management for Professionals: Dealing with People who Push Your Buttons
  • Avoiding Power Struggles
  • Creative Facilitation: Futures Planning with MAPs (Making Action Plans) and PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) - 2 days
  • Defeating your Data Dinosaur
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Foundations of Positive Behavior Support - 5 days plus Mentoring
  • PBS Essentials
  • Overview of Positive Behavior Support from WVAPS Network
  • Stress and Time Management for Direct Care Staff & Professionals
  • Happiness
  • Understanding Autism
  • Team Building 101
  • Overview of PBS
  • *Other trainings will be provided as requested

For more information or to schedule one of these trainings, call 855-558-4296, or email PBS@hsc.wvu.edu.

PBS staff are also available to facilitate futures planning, both for individuals and for agencies or organizations. (Since this process is not a training, CEUs are not available.)

WV Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Introduction to TBI
  • TBI and Children
  • TBI and the Aging Population
  • TBI and Substance Abuse
  • Compensatory Strategies
  • TBI and PTSD in the Veteran Population

For more information or to schedule one of these trainings, call 1-877-724-8244 or email TBI@hsc.wvu.edu.

West Virginia Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

  • Training on the WV Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
  • WV Foster Care Educational and Training Voucher Program
  • WV Transitional Living Program for youth transitioning from foster care.

For more information or to schedule one of these trainings, call 1-866-720-3605 or email tfaber@hsc.wvu.edu