OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: October 5, 2023

OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: October 5, 2023

Weekly brief OIB-TAC.

OIB-TAC October Webinar: Putting Adult Learning Theory into Practice

Join OIB-TAC on Friday, October 20th, at 2:00 PM Central for our next webinar titled Putting Adult Learning Theory into Practice! Does service delivery feel stuck in predictable patterns? Is it a struggle to convince consumers they need services beyond magnification? This session will explore adult learning principles and suggest ways to incorporate them into assessment, goal setting, and instruction. Whether you are an experienced service provider or someone new to the field, these strategies will build your professional toolkit for working with adults.

Presenter: Kendra Farrow, CVRT

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Input Needed: 2023 OIB-TAC Satisfaction Survey

OIB-TAC conducts an annual satisfaction survey to gather feedback from those engaging with our resources (including the Weekly Brief), training, and technical assistance activities. Your input is valuable to inform the activities offered by the center in the coming year. We appreciate all responses to this short survey, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Please only respond to the survey once.

Click here to take the survey!

New Course from OIB-TAC for Social Workers

OIB-TAC is pleased to announce the launch of a free, self-paced video/recorded training course for social workers! The course provides an overview of strategies and techniques for working with adults experiencing vision impairment or blindness.

Practical Information for Social Workers New to Interacting with Older Adults Experiencing Vision Impairment or Blindness, Course #5163, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 10/2/2023 – 10/2/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 general continuing education credits.

Course Instructor: Linda Greth, LSW

Click here for more information or to enroll in the course!

Please note that other courses in the OIB-TAC and NRTC catalog do not currently offer social work CE credit.

OIB-TAC Advisory Council: Year 3 Meeting

The OIB-TAC Advisory Council met for an in-person meeting with OIB-TAC staff on September 13th-14th in Winnetka, IL. OIB-TAC is grateful for the generosity of Hadley for hosting the meeting at their facility! The Advisory Council provides key feedback and direction on OIB-TAC's activities for our Rehabilitation Services Administration grant.

Click here to read more about the Advisory Council meeting!

Webinar on Exploring Ways to Pay for In-Home Care

Join Right at Home for a one-hour webinar covering the top six funding sources for in-home care: Medicare Advantage programs, Medicaid Waiver, resources for veterans, long-term care insurance, life insurance programs, and reverse mortgages. Learn the differences between Medicare home health and Medicare Advantage in-home care benefits and how to help your clients apply various methods to pay for or receive reimbursement for in-home care.

Date: Thursday, October 12th, 12:00 PM Central

Click here for more information, including available CEUs, and to register for the webinar!

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