SOAR Training Workshop, 1/31-2/1/12

Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, January 31-February 1, 2012
Time: 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Drug Free Living, 3670 Maguire Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32803

What is SOAR training?

  • An overview of the Social Security Administration’s disability programs
  • A step-by-step guide to engaging and interviewing potential clients
  • Overview of the application process and the key components for success for your client’s application

Why is this training important to our Continuum of Care?

How many times have case managers completed a Social Security Disability application for a homeless client, only to have it denied? Nationally, the approval rate for homeless persons is 15% at initial application.

After the techniques in the SOAR program are implemented by case managers, the approval rate is 62% at initial application.  Miami-Dade County’s approval rate is 80%.

Think of the impact this result may have in transforming clients’ lives and improving program outcomes!

Who is our Workshop Trainer?

Cindy A. Schwartz is a nationally known expert on SOAR implementation who has gained substantial success in Miami-Dade County, where the program has been implemented since 2005.  She is a great motivational speaker with extensive expertise in large-scale SOAR implementation.

Cindy has arranged for the regional Social Security Administration (SSA) manager and the Disability Determination Department (DDD) manager to attend both days of training to answer your questions and clarify processes and procedures.

Who should attend this training?

Program managers and case managers who have ongoing engagement with homeless and disabled adults as part of their work responsibilities should attend this workshop.

Applicant selection process:

Applicants must commit to participate in a follow-up workshop (TBD) conducted by Ms. Schwartz where SSI/SSDI applications in process by each case manager will be peer-reviewed and additional training will be provided to ensure future success in SOAR implementation.

Forty applicants will be selected from those who apply and will be notified by January 25, 2012.

Please download and complete the SOAR training application detailing your interest and fax it by Friday, January 20, to (407) 893-5299, Attention: Olivette Carter.

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