Workshops & Trainings

Information and referral is an integral part of our Transition POINTS program 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 Media Library page for access to these alternatives to a traditional workshop.

Visit this page often and bookmark it as we post frequently our latest workshops and webinars.

 

Military Benefits Planning Seminar– May 12, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Tia Marsili, Director of trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia
Bradley J. Snyder, Captain, US Army Retired
Eric J. Jorgensen CFP ®, ChFEBCSM
In this session we will discuss the integration of VA benefits with Survivor benefits and Special Needs Trusts.

10:00am – 12:00pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia
2755 Hartland Road, #200
Falls Church, VA 22043
REGISTER HERE


Take Control: Building Financial Security – Starting May 24 

Sessions: May 24, June 1, June 12 and June 28
Doors open and dinner served from 6pm to 6:30pm.
The sessions begin at 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The Arc of Northern Virginia recognizes that now more than ever, all families must engage in financial planning when their children are young. That is why beginning in late March, The Arc of Northern Virginia is offering, Take Control: Building Financial Security a FREE six-part financial education series. These sessions will provide families with the skills and tools to plan for a more secure financial future for themselves and for their son or daughter with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD).
Participants will:
  • Learn how to create a budget;
  • Understand credit and debt;
  • Navigate the disability benefits system in our state;
  • Use Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) and ABLE accounts to build assets while maintaining benefit eligibility; and,
  • Lay the foundation to secure a better financial future.

Eligible families must:

  • Include a child with I/DD currently in the third grade or below
  • Fall within certain income requirements- see application link below for details

The FREE training will be held on Tuesdays, beginning in March.

First Class Date:  May 24, June 1, June 12, & June 28

The Arc of Northern Virginia
2755 Hartland Rd., Suite 200
Falls Church, VA  22043

PLEASE USE THE REGISTRATION LINK TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS ONE OF A KIND WORKSHOP.

Sign up and get your APPLICATION HERE for these free trainings will open soon. If you have questions please contact Trinitas Nsabimana, Account Manager at The Arc of Northern Virginia at 703-208-1119 Ext. 119 or by email at: tnsabimana@thearcofnova.org

To learn more about The Arc’s future planning efforts, please visit the Center for Future Planning.

2017 Financial Literacy. English version flyer
2017 Financial Literacy Spanish version flyer

Application in English   Application in Spanish


DMV Connect – July 13, 2017

9:00am – 2:00pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia
2755 Hartland Road, #200
Falls Church, VA 22043

Registration is required. Please call Megan Rusciano for appointment time and required documentation. 703-208-1119  x120

DMV Connect is DMV’s newest service outreach program. Connection teams carry portable equipment to serve individuals with disabilities and sensory issues that have difficulty visiting the areas DMV office.

 


ONGOING Information Sessions

First Fridays Futures Planning ~

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, will present to families, siblings and adults with disabilities or others interested in learning about special needs trusts and other tools to consider when developing a plan for the future. 10am- 12pm. Registration can be found on our Trust Presentation Page.

 

Brunch Bunch ~

Once a month, 10am-11:30am – These QUARTERLY sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts (SNT). Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, 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, and help those who cannot manage their own money. Located at The Arc of Northern VA offices: 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200, Falls Church, VA 22043. Registration required. Registration can be found on our Trust Presentation Page.

 

Lunch Bunch ~

Ongoing, 12pm – 2pm Information sharing to help you navigate the complex disability systems. Informal over your lunch hour. Located at The Arc of Northern VA offices: 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200, Falls Church, VA 22043. Registration required. Registration required. Registration can be found on our Lunch Bunch page. 

If you’re a professional who would like to learn more about resources in the disability community, please contact us to request a private presentation.

For other workshops in our area visit your VAA Community Calendar.

 


Here is what you missed. If you would like to see a workshop repeated please contact us.

January 5 – DMV Connect 

February 17 – Writing IEPs that Reflect Transition Goals from Elementary through Secondary School

March 8 – Safety and Justice for People with Developmental Disabilities Panel Presentation