Trust Presentations

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts for The Arc of Northern Virginia, presents topics on futures planning in a variety of settings and formats. From our popular First Friday of the month large group setting,  to a smaller personal setting in Brunch Bunch. Sign up now to learn more about Special Needs Trusts and future planning for your loved one with a disability.


First Friday Futures Planning

On the First Friday of the month from 10am- 12pm, 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. Guest presenters are listed below.  These sessions are FREE but you must register to reserve your seat.

*Some sessions will include a live webinar in case you can not make the presentation.  A link to register for the live webinar follows the presentation description.

Sessions are located at:

The Arc of Northern Virginia offices
2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA  22043
For Questions Contact Megan Rusciano or 703-208-1119 x120

 

Please register to reserve your seat: (click the desired date(s) for registration link)

 

Register for March 3rd:
Finances within a Special Needs Trust: Disbursements, Budgets, and Actuaries,  10:00am – 12:00pm

Special Needs Trusts are an important tool to help people with disabilities save money without jeopardizing public benefits and develop financial literacy. In this presentation, learn more about the Trust’s disbursement process and how to budget money within the Trust using actuarials.

SPEAKER: Trini Nsabimana, Trust Associate, The Arc of Northern Virginia

Can’t Make the Session…Try a Live Webinar
Register Here for the Live Webinar

 

Register for April 7th:
Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making,  10:00am – 12:00pm

Alternatives to guardianship can help preserve an individual with disabilities’ dignity and promote their self-determination. In this presentation, learn about what alternatives to guardianship exist including, supported decision making, advance health care directives and powers of attorney and when, ultimately, guardianship may be appropriate.

SPEAKERS: Dana Traynham, Senior Staff Attorney, disAbility Law Center of Virginia
Megan Rusciano, Beneficiary Advocate, The Arc of Northern Virginia

Can’t Make the Session…Try a Live Webinar
Register Here for the Live Webinar

 

Register for May 5th:
People with Disabilities Encounters with the Criminal Justice System,  10:00am – 12:00pm

At this panel presentation, learn more about strategies available in our community here in Northern Virginia to train law enforcement with how to interact with people with disabilities and what you can do to prevent your loved from becoming entangled in the criminal justice system.

SPEAKERS: Ariel Simms, Criminal Justice Fellow, National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, The Arc of the United States
Melissa Heifetz. Administrative Director. ALLY Advocacy Center

Can’t Make the Session…Try a Live Webinar
Register Here for the Live Webinar

 

 


 Monthly Brunch Bunch

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why trusts are important,  and other critical services and programs that you should consider.
10:00 am – 11:30am
The Arc of Northern Virginia offices
2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA  22043

Click the date to Register for an event.

 

Jan. 17
Feb. 28
Mar. 28
April 18
May 23
June 20
July 18
Sept. 26
Oct. 24
Nov. 14

 


 Third Thursdays in Loudon County
Futures Planning for 2017 at The Arc of Loudon County

 

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Here’s what you missed!  To request a First Friday presentation to be repeated contact us!

November, 2015 – Innovations in Technology, Guest presenter, Kymberly DeLoatche
December, 2015 – Legal Authority, Guest presenter, Valerie Geiger

2016

January  8 -DMV-Connect: DMV sets up shop at The Arc offices.
February 5 -Special Needs Trusts (SNT):  Michael D. Toobin, Law Office of Michael D. Toobin
March 4 – Mental Health and Planning for Your Child’s Independence
April 1 – Financial Planning-  Chad J. Knicely, of the  New York Life Insurance Company
May 6 – Managing Property in a Special Needs Trust -Robert Bullock Esq., CELA, CAP, The Elder & Disability Law Center
June 3 – Divorce and the Child with Disabilities:  Courtney McCarthy, Esq., McCarty Law PLLC & Anne M. Heishman, Dingman Labowitz P.C.
July 8 – Letter of Intent: Evelyn Gu, Trust Manager & Megan Rusciano, Beneficiary Advocate
September 9 – Special Needs Trusts, Introducing our New Trustee, and ABLE Accounts
October 7 – The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Beneficiary Advocacy Services: Megan Rusciano, Beneficiary Advocate
November 4 – Managing Property in a Special Needs Trust: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia & Cindy McDonald, Senior Vice President, Key Private Bank, Kelly Thompson, Attorney, Thompson Wildhack, plc
Jeannie Cummins, Regional Housing Specialist, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
November 4 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm:  Special Presentation: Special Needs Trust and the ABLE Act: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, & Cindy McDonald, Senior Vice President, Key Private Bank
December 2 – Social Security: The Application and Appeal Process for SSI and SSDI, Derek Cervoni, Attorney, Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC

2017

January 6 – Navigating Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities: Cheryl Bates-Harris, Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist, National Disability Rights Network
February 3 – Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia