Webinars

Join us each month for a new topic on financial empowerment for people with disabilities. Each interactive session will run for one hour, including 15 minutes at the end for questions.

Learn more about the topics we’ll cover, register, and access past recordings and slides below:

 

*If you’re new to Zoom or would like a quick refresher on how Zoom webinars work, download our brief, accessible PDF instruction guide. We will also be available on Zoom 15 minutes before each webinar’s start time for a quick orientation for those who are interested – simply use the link you received when you registered to join us.*

 


*UPCOMING WEBINARS*

 

Tax Time… Get Ready!

Wednesday, March 17 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. **Please note the length of this session is one hour (which includes 15 minutes for questions at the end).

Tax season is here. Everyone wants to make sure that they get their taxes right and pay their fair share, but not more. However, filing taxes can be confusing and stressful. Taxes are a fact of life when you are working and there may be an opportunity to receive a large payment through your tax refund. Join us as we break down taxes into simple concepts and discuss how to prepare to file your taxes this year.

Learn More and Register

 


*PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS*

 

Credit: What It Is and Why It Matters

Wednesday, February 17 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Good credit is important for securing an apartment, a job, and low interest rates on things like car loans and credit cards. Join us to learn what credit is and why it matters.

Presenters:

  • Jason M. Robinson, Manager, Blue Bell Financial Center of Univest Bank & Trust Corporation
  • Bonaia Rosado, Senior Program Manager, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
Webinar Recording, Slides, and Transcript

 


Money Mapping: A More Flexible Way to Budget

Wednesday, January 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A Money Map provides greater flexibility without the self-criticism that often comes with traditional budgeting. Join us to learn how to create your own money map and how to use it to manage your money and meet future goals.

Presenters:

  • Holly Zugay, CFP®, Senior Financial Education Officer, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Jill Gromen, Director of Operations, NJ & Independence Network Services, JEVS Human Services
  • Susan Tachau, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
Webinar Recording, Slides, and Transcript

 


Top Five Funding Resources for Assistive Technology in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, December 16 from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. **Please note the later start time.

For people with disabilities and health conditions, as well as older adults, assistive technology (AT) can greatly improve quality of life. But AT can be expensive and accessing funding can be complicated, making it difficult to get the exact device you want, when you want it, and from the vendor of your choice. Learn how to create a funding strategy, choose a funding resource, combine multiple funding resources, advocate for your wants and needs, and appeal a denial in funding.

Presenters:

  • David Gates, Senior Attorney, Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • DJ Stemmler, Administrative Specialist, HIV Prevention and Care Project, University of Pittsburgh
  • Susan Tachau, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
Webinar Recording, Slides, and Transcript

 


 

Insider Tips on PA ABLE

Wednesday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. **Please note the earlier start time.

PA ABLE provides a way to save safely for your day-to-day purchases as well as larger goals, like a home or vacation. Learn the ins and outs of how to make this savings program work for you.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Josie Badger, President of J Badger Consulting Inc. and Director of the national RSA-Parent Training and Information Center technical assistance center (RAISE)
  • Diana Fishlock, Field Representative, Pennsylvania Treasury Department
  • Susan Tachau, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
Webinar Recording, Slides, and Transcript

 


This is Not a Game: Protecting Your Benefits and Money by Protecting Your Identity

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

With scams and identity theft on the rise, learn how to protect your identity and your money.

Presenter:

  • Becky MacDicken, Outreach Specialist for Financial Services at the PA Department of Banking and Securities
Webinar Recording, Slides, and Transcript

 


 

Speak Up and Be Counted!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

With the Census and elections coming up, learn why your voice is important and how to ensure that you are heard and counted.

Presenters:

  • Kelly Darr, Legal Director at Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Katie Yost, Manager, Government & Chapter Relations at The Arc of Pennsylvania
Webinar Recording, Slides, and Transcript