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Therap Attends the APSE National Conference in Cincinnati!

Last week, I had the privilege of spending several days at the APSE National Conference.  It was great to connect with many Therap customers as well as many agencies that were unaware of our Employment History Module.

I also was able to connect with several people from my previous time working in the field.

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Here was one of the after-hours networking events.  There were about 1,000 attendees at the conference.  It was a great group to spend the week with!

 

I attended several sessions during the conference that focused on ways to provide gainful employment for individuals with disabilities, how to motivate and listen to individuals you work with and for and lots of other great topics.

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Our conference program was 100 pages of awesome presentations!

 

I was even able to do a little exploring around the downtown Cincinnati area.

IMG_20160621_205014600 Here is a nice view of the city from the conference venue.

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This outdoor stage had a crowd gathering for a concert.

 

It was a great conference and Therap was excited to be a part of it!

Michelle :)

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:35+00:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Therap Attends the APSE National Conference in Cincinnati!

Illinois User Group Meeting

Join us at our upcoming User Group Webinar for users in the state of Illinois on April 18, 2016.

This is an opportunity for Therap users from agencies in the state of Illinois providing services and supports in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community to meet and discuss state and regional issues, and clarify and learn about the latest Therap releases and how they are aligned with the Department of Human Services (DHS). It is an open forum to check in with Therap and learn from and share with other Therap users in the area. Therap team member, Michelle, will be on hand to answer any technical questions and transmit the group’s consensus state needs and requirements to the Therap development team for review.

Click here is register.

By |2016-04-13T06:11:42+00:00April 13th, 2016|Categories: Central Region, Michelle Saunders, User Group|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Illinois User Group Meeting

National Conference Highlights!

After an exceptionally wonderful conference last week, I was reflecting on the highlights of the conference and wanted to share:

Numbers from the Conference:

3 days (that is 72 hours or 4,320 minutes or 259,200 seconds!) of networking with our awesome customers!

400 attendees

300+ Sessions

40 User Presentations

Attendees from 30 states

There was also a Ping Pong challenge that took place between Calvin and Wares.  As you can see from the photo above, they had lots of Therap support for the big game!

We utilized a local company to bus us into Portland, learned lots of facts about Portland and visited a food truck area.  After many wonderful samplings at the food trucks, we were chauffeured to VooDoo Donuts.  The “Sue Duo” from Independent Options were accompanied by their boss, Dennis.  Everytime they take Dennis out, they celebrate his birthday.   Our trip to VooDoo Donuts was no exception.

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Keep in mind that Therap does conferences ALL over the US.  Click here for a full list of upcoming Therap Conferences.

Michelle :)

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:36+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Michelle Saunders|Tags: |Comments Off on National Conference Highlights!

The Past Couple of Weeks: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin (and 2500 miles!!)

I began last week traveling to the MACMHB conference in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  Fall time in Michigan is phenomenal!  Here are a couple of photos I took while there:

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And here are more photos from the Grand Traverse Resort, where the conference occurred:

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I then had the opportunity to attend the OPRA conference in Columbus, OH.  I talked with many providers throughout the state about solutions Therap can provide.

Headed to the conference!

Headed to the conference!

Here is Ken getting us “booth ready!”

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Next I traveled to the Central Illinois DDNA conference to discuss nursing solutions with many providers in the state.  Here is a poster that our awesome Design team put together just for this conference!

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Next I head to Waukesha, WI to exhibit at the WADSA conference.  I hope to see you there!  If I have not been in your area recently, give me a call!  I would be happy to stop by and visit with you about how Therap can improve efficiency at your agency!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle :)

By |2016-11-03T09:56:37+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Past Couple of Weeks: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin (and 2500 miles!!)

Iowa User Group Meeting – 10/26/15

IMG_0827Please join your Central Region Therap Team next Monday, October 26th at 2:00pm for the Iowa User Group Webinar. This meeting is provided at no cost. All user agencies are invited to attend. Your organization does not need to be a user agency to participate.

Click here to register.

Our current agenda is as follows (subject to change without notice):

* General Announcements. How to register for the National Conference.
* MCO’s and Therap compatibility for Billing submission update.
* Annual Plan Overview: PFW, ISP, Agenda
* Overview of GER Resolution.
* Overview of ISP Data enhancements.
* Overview of Employment History Module.
* Individual Home Page.
* Training Academy.
* Q & A.

What is a user group?
A user group is a meeting of Therap users in the same state to troubleshoot, network, discuss state-wide issues and get information on the latest Therap releases. You may also ask questions and get help on any topic regarding the usage of Therap at your agency from the attending Therap team members.

Please submit your questions to the Central Team at central@therapservices.net.

Best,

Jeff Mau – IA / MN / NE Therap Business Development Consultant

jeff.mau@therapservices.net

515-423-3263

By |2016-11-03T09:56:37+00:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: Announcement, Calvin Christensen, Heather Thornton, Iowa, Jeff Case, Jeff Mau, Michelle Saunders, Sarah Christensen, User Group|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Iowa User Group Meeting – 10/26/15

Minnesota User Group Meeting – 10/26/15

IMG_0827Please join your Central Region Therap Team next Monday, October 26th at 10:00am for the Minnesota User Group Webinar.  This meeting is provided at no cost.  All user agencies are invited to attend.  Your organization does not need to be a user agency to participate.

Click here to register.

Our current agenda is as follows (subject to change without notice):

* General Announcements. How to register for the National Conference.
* Review of available 245D Custom Forms and where to find them.
* 245D GER Form update. Concept Review.
* Overview of GER Resolution.
* Overview of ISP Data enhancements.
* Overview of Employment History Module.
* Overview of the Individual Home Page.
* Overview of the Training Academy.
* Q & A.

What is a user group?
A user group is a meeting of Therap users in the same state to troubleshoot, network, discuss state-wide issues and get information on the latest Therap releases. You may also ask questions and get help on any topic regarding the usage of Therap at your agency from the attending Therap team members.

Please submit your questions to the Central Team at central@therapservices.net.

Best,

Jeff Mau – IA / MN / NE Therap Business Development Consultant

jeff.mau@therapservices.net

515-423-3263

By |2016-11-03T09:56:37+00:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: Announcement, Calvin Christensen, Heather Thornton, Jeff Case, Jeff Mau, Michelle Saunders, Minnesota, MN, Sarah Christensen, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Minnesota User Group Meeting – 10/26/15

IARF Conference in Naperville

The IARF conference ended today in Naperville and it was a great few days!  Tom Pomeranz started the conference off with an awesome and thought provoking keynote called “Igniting a Vision for Change.”  Secretary Dimas spoke regarding how things are going at DHS.  I also attended a wonderful session by John Pingo and David Rebelak called “Using Cinematic Action-Based Instruction to Shift the Workplace Training Paradigm.”  This session showed a very different way to complete staff training.  The example was for Bloodborne Pathogens training and the scenario was that we all were workers for the CDC and there was a dangerous strain of a virus that broke out in our demographic area.  We were placed in small groups and needed to answer questions about Bloodborne Pathogens in order to save the world!!!  There were several applicable movie clips that kept our attention and helped us to better to understand necessary precautions and responses for the situation and to apply Bloodborne Pathogens procedures. (Luckily, I was in the group that won and saved the world!!)  Here is a picture of me and another group member (Karla from Progressive Housing – an awesome Therap customer!!)

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Notice that the shirt says “I saved the world from a vampire zombie infection at IARF 2015 and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt.”

I really believe this is a wonderful and innovative way to train new employees!

Here is another selfie without the zombie t-shirt:

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We were also celebrating the 40th anniversary of IARF!  I was so thrilled to have the big birthday cake next to my booth!!

 

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Can’t wait for next year’s conference!  Have a great weekend!

Michelle :)

By |2016-11-03T09:56:38+00:00October 10th, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on IARF Conference in Naperville

Great Turnout at the Arc National Conference!

The Arc National Conference ended earlier this week, and it was a wonderful conference! There were over 700 attendees at this conference and it was a pleasure to visit with so many of you.

From the presentation by Tim Shriver to the Entrepreneurs Alley, featuring businesses own and run by people with disabilities, it was a great time!

Here is a picture of the some of the team from the Arc of Baltimore, showing what an awesome time they are having!

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6:30 am: The calm before a full day of visiting!

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We hope to see you at an event in the near future!

Michelle :)

By |2016-11-03T09:56:38+00:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Great Turnout at the Arc National Conference!

Sign up for User Groups in the Central States!

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Your Central States team!

Therap’s Central States team will be hosting User Groups in several states (see below) over the next couple of months.  User groups are a great time to hear about enhancements and new items in Therap, state specific information, ask questions of Therap staff and network with other Therap users in your area for feedback on use and ideas on how to improve use of the Therap system.

There is no cost associated with these groups. These User Groups are hosted via webinar.  The agenda for each User Group will be shared about one week in advance with attendees.

All Therap Users in each respective state are invited to attend these scheduled meetings.  Please send specific questions or topics you would like addressed in these meetings to: central@therapservices.net

These meetings will take approximately one hour.
Illinois – 10/19 at 10:00am – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8913885171774841089

Missouri – 10/19 at 2:00pm – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5749311486640209921

Minnesota – 10/26 at 10:00am – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7187543064515413505

Iowa – 10/26 at 2:00pm – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1323276907051200001

Indiana – 11/9 at 10:00am CST/11am EST – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7613898489394886145

Wisconsin – 11/9 at 2:00pm – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7590236999165161217

 

We look forward to visiting with you!

Michelle :)

 

By |2016-11-03T09:56:38+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sign up for User Groups in the Central States!

Have You Seen the Enhancement to the ISP Report?

In our release last week, there was a pretty awesome addition to the ISP reporting capabilities.  If you have not seen it, I would recommend that you check it out!  You now have the ability to show a progress dropdown box (with newly added options!) for each ISP Program when you are completing your report:

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dropdown boxYou also have a comments section after each ISP program as well

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If you are interested in doing this for your reports, you will go into the Report screen and check off, “Add progress and comment per ISP Program.”

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I believe this will greatly assist agencies when completing their monthly/quarterly/semi annual reports.  Check this new feature out and let us know what you think!

 

Cheers!

Michelle :)

By |2016-11-03T09:56:38+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Michelle Saunders|Tags: , |Comments Off on Have You Seen the Enhancement to the ISP Report?