Webcast Archives

This page contains past web presentations from TACE New England.   Selecting the links below will open the presentations in a new window.  You must have the free Flash player installed in your browser to view these webcasts. Once you begin the presentation you will be asked to install the Adobe Connect plugin, if you do not already have it.

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The DSM 5: Changes, Controversy, and Implications for Rehabilitation Counselors

Webcast Date: January 28, 2014
Recording Time: 1.5 hours

This 1.5-hour webinar describes the recent changes to the DSM-5 and the implications for rehabilitation professionals. We will discuss the benefits and risks of diagnoses, the history of diagnoses and the controversies surrounding the development of the DSM-5. We will discuss the changes to a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, and PTSD. We will also discuss the addition of several diagnostic categories such Binge Eating Disorders.


Using Reflective Listening in Motivational Interviewing/VR Counseling

Webcast date: November 20, 2013
Recording time: 1.5 hours

Reflective listening is a key skill that is used in Motivational Interviewing. This webinar will help participants gain an understanding of how reflective listening contributes to engaging clients in the VR process. It will also help support building better working relationships as well as encouraging the resolution of ambivalence that often gets in the way of making a successful change. Reflective listening has several key components that will be examined and discussed. Participants are encouraged to practice these techniques with a partner during and after the webinar. Mary Ann Bedick from Assumption College and Amy Gelb from the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston will be leading this webinar. Both instructors work for the TACE NE region 1.


Taking Networking to a New Level: Using Social Media for Job Development

Webcast date: September 25, 2013
Recording time: 1 hr, 30 mins.

We are all becoming more and more familiar with the terms Facebook, LinkedIn, and even Twitter, but do you realize how they can assist employment specialists and job seekers in obtaining jobs? These social media websites are another avenue for networking and can be crucial to creating and maintaining links to important people for each job search.

This introductory session will provide participants with information on how to use these sites to build connections with employers, post resumes and access job openings. The presenters will demonstrate how to navigate through these websites to obtain vital information to help secure jobs for individuals. In addition, we will also discuss how to assist job seekers in using these sites effectively for job search activities. Did you know over 40% of employers check social media sites before making hiring decisions? You will learn how to create professional looking profiles that will attract the attention of employers and other helpful networking contacts for you as an employment specialist, as well as for your job seekers. Lastly we will leave you with tips on what to avoid when using these sites.


Employment for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and More Significant Support Needs: A Two-Part Webinar Series

Many adults with ASD are often regarded as poor candidates for employment, either because they have limited functional speech or because they engage in behavior that may be unacceptable to employers. Many job seekers with ASD have difficulties in both domains, because behavior is communication. However, many individuals with ASD who have trouble communicating or who exhibit challenging behaviors can be employed when provided with appropriate supports.

In this webinar series, Alan Kurtz and Janine Collins from the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine offer specific resources and strategies for finding successful employment outcomes for people who have ASD along with more significant support needs.

Part 1: Supporting communication for those with limited speech (link)

Webcast date: December 8, 2010
Recording time: 1 hr, 30 mins.

Part 2: Behavior: “What we got here is a failure to communicate.” (Paul Newman, in “Cool hand Luke”) (link)

Webcast date: December 15, 2010
Recording time: 1 hr, 30 mins.


Webinar: Successful Placements for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome

Webcast date: May 19, 2010
Recording time: 1 hr, 30 mins.

Job placement for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome presents special challenges. In this Webinar, Barbara Bissonnette, Principal of Forward Motion Coaching, shares employment strategies based on her personal experience working with adults with Asperger’s and their employers. Client examples illustrate techniques that are effective with both young people and more experienced workers.