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October 2023
Understanding SSI and SSDI Work Incentives and Benefits

Are you a parent or caregiver of an individual with Down syndrome who is either considering their first venture into the workforce or contemplating a return to work? Do you have questions about how employment might affect their benefits? This webinar will delve into SSI Work Incentives, including the Ticket to Work program, the Medicaid buy-in program, and the array of SSDI Work Incentives like the Trial Work Period and the Continuation of Medicare Coverage, and more!

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September 2023
Navigating SSI Benefits: What You Need to Know When Your Loved One with Down Syndrome Turns 18
Are you a parent or caregiver of a loved one with Down Syndrome who is approaching the age of 18? During our recent webinar, a representative from the Social Security Administration discussed what happens when someone with Down Syndrome turns 18 and how to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Download the slides to learn more! 
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June 2023
The Importance of Employment and Other Engaging Daytime Activities for Adults with Down Syndrome

Explore the link between employment/daytime activities and their importance for the long-term well-being for adults with Down syndrome. Researchers will share preliminary findings from Project ASPIRE, an NIH-funded online study involving caregivers of young adults (18-39) with Down syndrome, and discuss service systems and effective support programs that promote active participation in the community.

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May 2023
Entrepreneurship Webinar 
A panel discussion with entrepreneurs with Down syndrome sharing their stories, insights, and tips for overcoming obstacles and achieving success in the world of entrepreneurship. Panelists included Austin’s Underdawgs, Candidly KindJohn’s Crazy Socks, and Matthew’s Bonfire BBQ.

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June 2021
Financial Wellness Guide Video Series
NDSS and Voya Cares™, have created a series of videos to highlight our Financial Wellness Guide publication.

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January 12, 2021
Meet the Author: A Conversation with David Egan

This conversation with David Egan, author of the book “More Alike Than Different,” offers a personal perspective from a wonderful self-advocate.

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September 25, 2020
Self-Advocate Entrepreneurship: The Impact of COVID-19 on Business

This conversation focuses on several business owners with Down syndrome and the impact that COVID-19 had on their businesses. Featured businesses: Candidly Kind, John’s Crazy Socks, Matthew’s Bonfire BBQ, and Sophiola.

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June 26, 2020
Guide Me & Watch Me Succeed 

This discussion takes an in-depth look at the NDSS self-advocate training resource, “Guide Me & Watch Me Succeed”. This resource offers employers a detailed look at techniques and general guidance that can be used to help train individuals with Down syndrome in the workplace. 

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