Therap Services Conference To Support Individuals With Developmental Disabilities And Their Support Circles
Check out our most recent press release regarding an upcoming conference that Therap is hosting. The title? Therap Services Conference To Support Individuals With Developmental Disabilities And Their Support Circles. Here is the link for this press release.
Here is an overview of the conference that is scheduled to take place on 5-7 and 5-8:
How to Access your I/DD Health Records in Therap
A two day event designed to personalize the use of computers in order to aid self-advocates and those who support them access their electronic health records and communicate their goals and ambitions using the web.
Three tracks for self-advocates, family members, and agency staff:
Self-Advocates/People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities:
Round table discussion with other advocates on how they use computers
Hands on activities using computers and the internet
Tips on using computers and technology for self-advocating
What to share with others and why or why not
Circle of Supports/Parents/Family Members/Guardians:
Hands on activities using computers and the internet
Using technology to access documentation and expressing thoughts
Confidentiality rules and regulations
Family Members’ responsibilities in respecting agency needs
Tips and discussion about effective communication using technology
Now that you have access, what do you do with it?
Round table discussions on security and access concerns
Facing facts, fears, and myths about communication with self-advocates/family
Agency policies to be considered
Discussion – What to give Access to and related issues
How staff are to work with Families and Self Advocates who use Therap
This is very exciting. We hope to see you there!
Therap is currently looking for a new person to assist customer support and implementation with agencies. The position is one we are trying to fill in our Central or West States Regions of the US. If you live in one of these areas and the below description seems to be a fit be sure and apply. You can apply at the following link
Therap Services, based in Waterbury, Connecticut, is currently the national leader in online electronic health records and documentation for people with developmental disabilities. The company is seeking a dynamic and hardworking individual to fill the position of a Customer Support and Implementation Specialist.
We are looking for an exceptional individual on the lookout for an excellent career opportunity. Our ideal candidate is an expert user of the Therap system (the majority of our support staff had been House Managers before coming to work for Therap). S/he should be ready to accept a challenging job that combines teaching, support, consulting, computer skills, and extensive traveling. About 90% of the job, especially during the first two years, is expected to be traveling.
- Provide on-site training to users
- Train and consult States, Counties, single and multi-state providers, families, self-advocates, and anyone else using Therap
- Provide live customer support in person, via computer, at conferences and over the phone
- Work both independently and remotely and as part of a diverse and dynamic national and multi-national organization
- Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with good decision making capability
- Excellent communication skills (both written and speech)
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), web applications and Email clients
- Experience working as a House Manager or equivalent in the developmental disability field
- Willingness to work flexible hours
- Must have experience of using Therap applications
- Basic administrative skills
- Interest in computers, social media, developmental disabilities, marketing, teaching, traveling, public speaking and presenting
If this sounds like the job for you or if you have previously sent in your resume and now feel that this new position could be the right one for you, please send in your updated resume, and a note, telling us why you would be the perfect addition to the Therap team.
Therap is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
I recently came across something pretty neat: The Care Campaign, a coalition of service providers, direct support workers and their unions, associations and individuals formed in January 2013 to raise wages of direct care workers in Illinois
Their goal is to win a living wage for the dedicated people who support those with developmental disabilities. This is important quality of life work performed by women and men who work hard caring for some of the most vulnerable of our fellow citizens.
Here is a newspaper article published today regarding progress with this wonderful and new initiative: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140204/news/702049780/
You can also check out their website at: http://carecampaignhq.com/
I am excited to see the continued updates with this group!
The snow continues to fall across the region today as schools, business, churches, and countless other activities are brought to a halt. Here in KC it looks like it will be a couple of days before things get back to normal as many will scramble to clear roads, drives, and sidewalks. It is in these times that I am reminded once again of the value of Therap as people are able to stay up to date and current with what is taking place across an agency by simply logging into the system. I hope you all stay safe today and take advantage of logging in and catching up on whatever needs to be addressed.
Last Friday, I was able to spend some time with some other folks in the KC area to acknowledge and pay respects to Jim Johnson who is retiring at Center for Developmentally Disabled in the KC Metro. Jim has spent the last 30 years in leadership at CDD and he has provided to both his agency and many other agencies along the way insight and mentoring. His agency was one of the first agencies to start using Therap in KC and since then the agency continues to utilize the software effectively in providing quality supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. Jim has been many things to many people as he has negotiated the many changes and nuances that are so very abundant in the I/DD field. His leadership and insight will be missed and yet I am happy for him and his wife who may get to enjoy traveling even more which I know they are both excited about the opportunity. Jim, I wish you nothing but the best!
Hello fellow Therapites! To assist in assuring you’re in the right spot to catch the bus tomorrow (Monday, January 27th) we’ve taken some photos of the meeting spots at both terminals B & C. First things first! Here is the awesome bus you’ll be looking for :
If you are arriving on a United, US Airways, America, Frontier or any other airline in Terminal C you will be meeting in front of the US Airways bag claim area. You’ll want to look for this sign outside:
The bus will be parked across from the above pictured sign here:
To download the bus schedule please click here:
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jeff Case (816-522-3683) or Chris Johnson (816-520-5533) with any questions. Their numbers are also listed on the above posted bus schedule. We’re looking forward to seeing you all and having a great week!!
We will be providing bus transportation to Therap travelers on Monday and back to the airport on Thursday. We are still working out details and times for dropoffs and pickups so be sure and come back to this blog as the National Conference approaches for details.
We are tentatively planning on pickups at MCI on Monday at 2:30pm; 4:30; 6:30; and 8:30. These times are tentative and subject to change so stay tuned. We will also have a phone number for Monday travel so you can contact for more details.
If you want to elect for another options there are taxis and Super Shuttle runs from MCI to the airport if you want to book with them in advance it is recommended. The Super Shuttle number is (800) BLUE VAN (800-258-3826).
More details later this week! See you soon.
We certainly look forward to having people from all over coming to the National Conference in a few weeks in KCMO. If you have not been to KC or you are wanting to get a feel for some of the things you might include into your trip to the heartland, the Paris of the Plaines, take a look at this site that offers quite a bit of insight.
See you in a few weeks!