Information and referral is an integral part of our programming and critical piece of our work. When families have questions about how to access the complex maze of services, we point them in the right direction, connect them to providers and resources, and share helpful tips. We offer workshops based upon feedback from our families. We also partner with many professionals in the field to offer the finest speakers and the most up-to-date information. To keep everyone connected, we offer live and recorded webinars, and videos on popular subjects like, Special Needs Trusts, and Waiver services and Legal Authority. Visit our Resource Library page for access to these alternatives to a traditional workshop.
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Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Workshops
We present a number of workshops and seminars throughout the year. These workshops cover a broad range of topics, from navigating the waiver system and waitlists, to other understanding other government support programs, to working with caregivers, to personal safety. Attending a workshop is a great way to hear from not only disabilities services professionals and experts in the field, but also to interact with others who are in the same situation. Meeting and sharing with other family members is a great way to feel connected with and find support from the disabilities community.
Transition POINTS Workshops
As a follow-up to our series of Transition POINTS Guides, we present a number of workshops and seminars throughout the year. Topics are typically related to the six pillars of our Transition POINTS program: Early Intervention, Special Education, Transition, Employment, Housing, and Aging. These workshops are a great way to hear from not only disabilities services professionals and experts in the field, but also to interact with others who are in the same situation. Meeting and sharing with other family members is a great way to feel connected with and find support from the disabilities community.
The Arc of Northern Virginia TRANSITION SERIES
Transition Series is our annual 2-day*, interactive experience designed to educate and empower families and individuals with disabilities as they transition from school-provided services to community-based services for adults.
While parents, caregivers, and disability services professionals are attending a series of workshops, young adults with disabilities are engaged in a curriculum of various lessons and activities facilitated by Marymount University students. These activities are designed to address a range of transition situations they may encounter, including social, communication, employment, and recreation skills.
First Fridays Futures Planning Workshops
On the first Friday of almost every month Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts for The Arc of Northern Virginia Special Needs Trust Program, (SNT) and her guests present information and share resources on the tools, programs, and action steps to consider when developing a plan for the future. First Friday Futures Planning workshops are open to families, siblings, adults with disabilities, and others interested.
Trust Talk Tuesdays
Held twice a month on Tuesday mornings, these small-group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, our Director of Trusts, will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why SNTs are important, who may establish SNTs, how they are funded, how you can protect means-tested benefits, how to help those who cannot manage their own money. and other critical services and programs that you should consider.
Location: The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road – Suite 200, Falls Church, VA 22043.
Attend in person, or via live-streaming webinar.
Stay & Chat is an informal small group Q&A session that will allow your questions to be answered with informal discussions about disability issues. These sessions immediately follow an already scheduled workshop. Look for the Stay and Chat Icon attached to selected workshops. You do not have to attend the workshop to attend “Stay & Chat.” To RSVP, select the Stay & Chat session link on the registration page.
For other workshops in our area visit your VAA Community Calendar.