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.

 


Safety and Justice for People with Developmental Disabilities Panel Presentation – March 8, 12:00pm -1:30pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 8, 2017,  from 12-1:30 PM for a Safety and Justice for People with Developmental Disabilities Panel, to be held live in person and via webinar.  Presenters will talk about how to make a safety plan to prevent your loved one with a disability from having negative interactions with first responders, as well a discussion on what to do if your loved one does have an experience with law enforcement.
This panel presentation will feature an attorney, a family advocate and police officer trainer, a self-advocate and his mom talking about their emergency preparations, a local official talking about how counties are planning and preparing to meet this need, and others.  They will share personal experiences and answer your questions.  Participants in this session will receive a free copy of The Arc of Northern Virginia’s justice guide for families and people with developmental disabilities.

The “In-person” presentation takes place at:
The Arc of Northern Virginia
2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA  22043
REGISTER HERE
Can’t make the presentation in person?
Join our Live Webinar REGISTER HERE 

Take Control: Building Financial Security – Tuesdays Starting March 28 through May 16,
(no class April 11, or May 9)

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

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

6:30pm check-in
Sessions from: 7:00-8:30pm

March 28, April 4, 18 , 25, May 2 and 16, 2017, at
The Arc of Northern Virginia
2755 Hartland Rd., Suite 200
Falls Church, VA  22043

Application for these free trainings are linked below. If you have questions please contact Trinitas Nsabimana, Trust Associate at The Arc of Northern Virginia at 703-208-1119 Ext. 119 or by email at: trust.associate@thearcofnova.org

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

Flyer in English     Flyer in Spanish

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