Supplemental WIPA Training Programs

WIPA NTDC Supplemental Training: Providing WIPA Services to Individuals who are Blind Teleconference

Format: Teleconference

Date(s): July 8, 2020



Social Security distinguishes between individuals who are statutorily blind and those with other disabilities when they make disability determinations because certain program rules differ for the two groups.  This supplemental training session will describe Social Security’s definition of statutory blindness and the differences in both eligibility requirements and work incentives for Title II disability beneficiaries and SSI recipients who receive benefits based on blindness.  The training will also cover the CWIC’s role in providing WIPA services to individuals who are blind and offers tips for providing effective accommodation. 

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Describe the process for verifying statutory blindness;
  • Describe the differences in eligibility criteria for individuals who are blind in the SSI program and Title II disability programs;
  • Describe the differences in work rules for Individuals who are blind in the SSI program and the Title II disability programs;
  • Identify sources of employment services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired; and
  • Describe strategies for accommodating and supporting individuals who are blind when providing WIPA services.




Completion Requirement:


You are required to complete a ten-question, multiple-choice, competency-based assessment successfully within one week after the training to receive completion credit.  The assessment will be located in your myNTC account.  You will receive additional instructions in your confirmation email on how to take the assessment.




Continuing Certification Credits (CCCs):


If you are participating in the VCU NTDC continuing certification process, we will record three (3) credits for this training in your myNTC account once you successfully complete the assessment. If you are interested in CRC credits, please email Julie Schall at once you complete the assessment.




Registration Information



Who should register for this training event?

This training is open to all WIPA CWICs and community partners who have completed Part I of the CWIC certification process or who are already certified.  WIPA Project Directors may participate regardless of certification status.  The training is also open to provisionally and fully certified POD Counselors.




How do I register?


Once you log into your myNTC account, select the Training Registrations section on your Welcome page, select the Supplemental Trainings tab, select the Register Online link for the Providing WIPA Services to Individuals who are Blind teleconference, and follow the instructions posted.

Registration will remain open until 4:30pm Eastern on June 30, 2020. We will email confirmations of participation shortly thereafter.

If you have any questions about this training, please contact Julie Schall at or 804-827-0741.

We look forward to your participation in this important training event!