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Most Recent Webinars:

Two Webinars on Social Security Benefits, Disability Rights and Employment

The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) is pleased to offer two separate webinars in collaboration with the Disability Law Center of Massachusetts focusing on disability benefits and accommodations relating to employment for individuals with brain injury. These webinars are scheduled for May 30 and May 31 and are free to both members and non-members. However, space is limited. These webinars will be recorded and available on the NASHIA website after the webinar is completed. You will need to register for each webinar separately.

Webinar 1: SSI and Social Work Incentive Rules: Understanding the Effect of Work on SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits

May 30, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (ET); 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Central)

Linda Landry, Senior Attorney
Disability Law Center of Massachusetts

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Service coordinators are encouraged to support individuals with brain injury to pursue their vocational goals, both before and after an application for SSI/SSDI. This webinar will cover the basics of SSI and SSDI eligibility and what recipients of these benefits need to know when they work.


1) To explain the SSI and SSDI program history and purpose.
2) To explain the basics of eligibility for SSI and SSDI, including Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) used to determine disability status.
3) To understand that individuals eligible for SSI and SSDI can try work without immediate loss of benefits, when their wages will affect their benefits, and their reporting responsibilities to SSA.

Webinar 2: Employment Law: Understanding Disability-based Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation

May 31, 2017

10:00 am – 11:00 am (ET); 9:00 am – 10:00 am (Central)

Thomas Murphy, Senior Attorney
Disability Law Center of Massachusetts

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. This webinar will cover the basics of employment discrimination based on disability, including hiring, equal employment opportunities, and termination. Presenters will also discuss disclosure of a disability to an employer or potential employer, types of reasonable accommodation which job applicants or employees may need, and strategies for obtaining reasonable accommodations.


1) To explain the legal protections for individuals with brain injury in employment.
2) To explain reasonable accommodation and the process of determining what types of accommodations are necessary.
3) To explain if an employer may inquire about brain injury and/or whether a person with brain injury should disclose his/her disability before or during employment.


Friday, February 24, 2017
Public Policy: Capitol News Live!

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Click here for PPT by Rebeccah Wolfkiel, NASHIA Government Relations.


Getting Answers About Concussions: CDC to Pilot a National Concussion Surveillance System
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00 noon – 1:00pm (EDT) :

Getting Answers About Concussions: CDC to Pilot a National Concussion Surveillance System
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00 noon – 1:00pm (EDT)

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Join us to learn about the project that the National Center for Injury Prevention is undertaking to establish and oversee a national surveillance system to accurately determine the incidence of sports-related concussions among youth ages 5-21, as well as information regarding TBIs sustained by people of all ages, regardless of cause. This webinar will share key information to be gathered from the survey; next steps in conducting a small-scale pilot implementation, with the overall goal to provide national incidence estimates, and relevance to States.

Speaker: Lace DePadilla, PhD, Behavioral Scientist, TBI Team National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Fall - Related TBIs Among Older Adults.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Every 13 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Falls are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) hospitalizations overall and the leading cause of TBI hospitalizations among persons aged 65 and older. This webinar, sponsored by the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Injury Center, will provide information on the Injury Center's efforts to reduce falls among older adults and States' efforts to identify TBI within in the older adult

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Speaker Presentations:

Older Adult Falls Prevention: CDC's Vision and Progress
Grant Baldwin, PhD, MPH,
Director Division of Unintentional Injury
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Screening and Identification of Individuals with Brain Injury Seeking Services through the Area Agency on Aging in Rural Nebraska
Miechelle McKelvey, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Nebraska

Improving Massachusetts Systems of Care for Elders Sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury
Gabriela Lawrence-Soto
HRSA Elder Grant - Program Coordinator
Brain Injury & State Wide Specialized Services
MA. Rehab Commission


ICD-10 Codes
Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Since 2009, States and health care providers have been preparing for transition from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code to the ICD-10-CM code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), including Medicare and Medicaid. With the compliance date fast approaching - October 1, 2015 - this webinar will discuss the transition and bridging from ICD-9-CM code to ICD-10-CM overall and as it relates to TBI, including mild TBI (concussion)

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CDC’s PowerPoint Presentation on TBI Surveillance Case Definition (PDF)


2015 Professional Ethics Webinar Series

Note: CRCCs for certified rehabilitation counselors are only available through December 31, 2015.
The social workers CEUs are in place through December 21, 2016.

Counselors and social workers find themselves often faced with service provision dilemmas involving ethical considerations to be made on a number of levels and in a number of venues. This three-part Professional Ethics archived webinar series addresses these issues and offers CECs/CRCs (3 clock hours) to counselors and social workers who participate in all three webinars, pay for the credits and complete an evaluation form. Certificates of participation are also available for those who may need them for other accrediting organizations or for their employers. To obtain a certificate or CECs/CRCs, the cost is $35 for NASHIA members and $45 for non-members - paid through the PayPal link below.

If you do not need a certificate or CECs/CEUs, you may view the webinars for free.

Links to view the sessions are as follows:

Webinar 1: Professional Ethics -- Overview & Practice

Speaker: Anastasia Edmonston, MA, CRC
TBI and Person Centered Planning Trainer
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

This session will address specific considerations of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, including the 2010 updates to the code regarding counseling and confidentiality, disclosure, the use of technology, cultural and linguistic diversity, client rights and professional responsibility.

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Webinar 2: Ethics and Social Media

Speaker: Lee Anne R. Alderman, PhD
Faculty at Auburn University

As social media brings additional challenges, this session will address how to use such tools as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emails to communicate with family and consumers, yet maneuver the landmines with regard to professional and consumer privacy and other issues.

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Webinar 3: Ethics and Cultural Competence

Speaker: James Banos, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Birmingham, AL

This session will address cultural issues relating to evaluation, counseling and placement assistance and other considerations when addressing integration needs of individuals with brain injury from diverse cultures.

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Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

This webinar is a 75 minute presentation designed to introduce individuals and program staff to TBI. The presentation will provide an overview of TBI, incidence, symptoms, treatment and state/federal programs and policies which address the needs. The webinar is free and is available on first come, first served basis. No CEUs will be available. The webinar will also be archived and available after Sept. 8th.

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Supporting Materials:

Overview of TBI, NASHIA, August 2015
Speakers’ Presentation PowerPoint

Glossary, Florida Institute for Neurological Rehabilitation Inc.
State Programs and Services for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Their Families, NASHIA, June 2015


Webinar Series: TBI Public Funding

Part I: TBI Trust Fund - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Click here to view this webinar on TBI Trust Fund (archived)

2 IMPORTANT NOTES: You may need to download the codec to view this video (a link is provided if you need it) AND you should know that the audio portion of this webinar does not start until 50 seconds into the video.

Part II: Medicaid TBI HCBS Waivers - Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Click here to view this webinar on TBI HCBS Waivers (archived)

Part III: Pooling Resources for TBI Services - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Click here to view the this webinar on Pooling Resources for TBI Services (archived)


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