United Spinal Presents Free Webinars For National Disability Employment Awareness Month

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars in October in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month to provide people with disabilities useful information and resources for career building.

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"Social Security work incentives, resume building and job interviewing skills for people with disabilities are webinar topics designed to equip job seekers with a solid foundation to realize their career goals," said Marlene Perkins, VP of Corporate and Community Relations at United Spinal.

The first webinar Understanding Social Security Work Incentives and Ticket to Work––Oct. 11th at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, will discuss Social Security work programs and incentives with featured speaker, Marlene A. Ulisky, Area Work Incentives Coordinator; North Florida; Social Security Administration (SSA).

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program is a free and voluntary program available to people who are ages 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because they are disabled or blind.

The webinar will cover the benefits of employment, the responsibilities of a working beneficiary, how the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes work which is not reported, and how SSA applies the work incentives.

Attendees will also learn how to maintain cash benefits, and get the most out of Medicare and/or Medicaid.

The second webinar Employment Etiquette: Resume Building and Job Interview Tips––Oct. 24th at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, will provide practical information on building the perfect resume and how to make the best impression on potential employers.

The webinar will discuss how to prepare for a job interview-- including writing a successful resume, proper interview attire, and appropriate questions to ask during and after the interview.

Walgreen's, one of the nation's leading retailers for health and wellness products, and widely recognized for their work in the disability community, will be on hand to conduct this presentation and answer your employment/interview questions.

Leading this webinar will be speaker Tevin Brown, MBA, PHR - Human Resources Recruiter; Walgreens Customer Care Center.

"There are many people living with disabilities that have amazing skills and talents, but are reluctant to pursue their dream job because of fear of the unknown. These webinars will help them understand programs available to get their career on track," added Ms. Perkins.

This year, United Spinal has hosted webinars on a variety of disability-related topics––including healthcare, mobility, research, public policy, and veterans issues. You can access all of United Spinal's previous webinars by visiting its online webinar archive at http://www.spinalcord.org/webinar-archive/.

About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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Marlene Harmon-Perkins

SOURCE United Spinal Association