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SAVE THE DATE - 2021 NABWIS Conference - We’re Going Virtual!

April 27-April 29, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST (Daily)

Conference Registration (Coming Soon)

Submit A Session Proposal: Submit Here | Deadline 12.30.20

The National Association of Benefits and Work Incentives Specialists (NABWIS) is excited to announce our next national conference for benefits and work incentives specialists, program managers, and stakeholders online.


Early Bird Registration: $75/member | $100/non-member*
After Early Bird Deadline: $115/member | $140/non-member*
*Includes annual membership


We have 3 great sessions for you this year. Two focusing on your approach to planning and one dealing with current events. We will begin on November 19, 2020 through January 21, 2021.

The Webinar Series is available to all NABWIS Members at no cost and can be purchased by non-members of NABWIS who wish to attend.

Webinar 1 | Person Centered Planning

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Presenter: Carol Blessing, YTI, Cornell University

Is your consumer directing the planning or are you? This approach to working with consumers was very "eye opening" for last year's participants and interest increased in this important method of truly focusing on your consumer and not work incentives to allow the consumer to build the plan to return to work. Regardless of your experience level, Person Centered Planning methodology can change your practice for the betterment of your consumers.

Webinar 2 | Benefits Planning In The Time of COVID-19

Thursday, December 14, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Presenter: Ray Cebula, YTI, Cornell, University

Where are we now? What are the immediate issues that are facing our consumers? Are COVID-19 related overpayments really all that easy? The CARES Act - who won, who lost? COVID-19 has dramatically changed our world. How did SSA's shutdown and determination of what is "essential" and "non-essential" workload decisions create a pandemic within the pandemic?

Webinar 3 | Mindfulness Approaches to Benefits Planning for Beneficiaries with Psychiatric Diagnoses

Mindfulness Approaches to Benefits Planning for Beneficiaries with Psychiatric Diagnoses
Presenter: Nicholas Love, World Institute on Disability (WID)

This session will focus on service delivery rather than symptoms and a planner can best provide benefits planning services to beneficiaries with psychiatric diagnoses. Learn some "best practices" in this, sometimes difficult, task.

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