Veterans Disability Symposium

By Jessica M. Friedman of Friedman Law Firm, P.C.

On Friday, November 4th, Friedman Law Firm, along with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, will be hosting the Veterans Disability Symposium at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL. 

To register, visit the website below. http://www.soph.uab.edu/dsc/DisabilityforVeterans_2016

A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, please contact our office at 205-879-3033.

This event will discuss the expectations of veterans who are disabled, how to respond to those expectations, and what makes the veterans different during the treatment process. It will include a review and update on resources for veterans, including innovative research on traumatic brain injury, vet-centered return-to-work initiative, and a new centralized community website. 

Our list of topics and speakers include: 

  • Latest Developments at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert T. Reynolds, Deputy Under Secretary for Disability Assistance, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Back to Work Initiatives, Charles J. Sevola Jr., Vice President, Veterans Initiatives, Prudential Financial, Inc. 
  • Veteran Aid and Attendance, William Nolan, Esq., Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC
  • Long Term Disability Insurance, Craig Costa, Service/Sales Support, The Hartford and Michael Cleveland, Disability Risk Consulting Group
  • Homeless and Veterans with Special Needs, Anne Darden Wright, Executive Director, The Firehouse Shelter
  • United Way – Community Website- Consolidation of Information for Veterans Service, Lula Skowronek, LCSW, Executive Director, Priority Veteran 
  • Access and Helping Veterans, An Overview of Programs, Alisha Stanton, Social Work Chief, Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • Appeals Process for Veterans, Cheryl Carroll, Decision Review Officer, VA Regional Office, Montgomery, AL
  • Innovative, Home-based Treatment for PTSD, Barbara Swicegood Fisher, Founder of Clearview Therapeutic
  • TBI Brave Initiative Project, Andrea Taylor, Research Assistant, UAB Brave Initiative Project

Professional points will be available for nursing contact hours and Social Work CEUs.