Upcoming Events

We do not have any online events scheduled at this time.

Residents seeking information on the Capacity Building series, should email sheila.johnson@umb.edu for more info.

Rhode Island
Residents seeking information on the Community Life Engagement series, should email sheila.johnson@umb.edu for more info.


Event Archives

SELN Spring 2016 Special Series
WIOA: Opportunities and Challenges
Session 1: Impact on State Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Agencies

​Date: May 10, 2016

The event provided an update on implementation, with a focus on enhanced partnerships between state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) systems and state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, and how these partnerships can increase employment results. As most individuals earning sub-minimum wage are supported by state IDD agencies, we discussed how Section 511, which sets limitations on sub-minimum wage, can be used as part of overall systems change efforts to expand employment opportunities and reduce reliance on facility-based services and sub-minimum wage. A major portion of the event addressed implementation of Section 511 including the new restrictions on use of sub-minimum wage under WIOA. 
Event recording: https://umb-ici.adobeconnect.com/p2du1ibetle

Materials Available for Download
Event presentation
SELN WIOA state-draft plans
List of 14C holders

Section 511
SELN 14C Brief


Online Event FAQs


Q: Who do I contact to register?
A: You should register on your own. (See next question).

Q: Where and how do I register?
A: Use the registration links below the session titles. If you have participated in a past Adobe Connect event, you should already have a username (your email address) and password. 

Q: How do I know if I registered correctly?
A: You should receive an email confirmation right after you complete your registration. If you do not, contact Sheila Johnson at sheila.johnson@umb.edu.

Technical issues

Q: Do I need to install any software to take part in an Adobe Connect webinar?
A: Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend an event.

Q: How can I check if my computer meets the minimum requirements for an Adobe Connect session?
A: To test your computer's readiness for one of our live webinar events, click here.

Event links and materials

Q: Where do I login to the event?
A: Reminder messages will be sent one day and one hour prior to the live event.  Those messages will contain the login link.  You will use the same email and password you created when you registered for the event. 

Q: Will materials be available before the event?
A: Yes, handouts and materials will be available on this page a few days prior to the event.


Q: How do I request closed captioning?
A: You may request it through the registration form.

Q: I can’t attend the live event. Will I be able to watch a recording?
A: Yes, the event recording will be posted after the event ends.


Contacts and help

Q: Who do I contact if I need help with  my registration?
A: Send an email summarizing the problem to Sheila Johnson (sheila.johnson@umb.edu ) and she can troubleshoot with you.