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 in-person registration or use the “register for the webinar” for the webinar. )

 

Register for JULY 7

July 7 – Beneficiary Advocacy Services – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Need an advocate to help navigate the service system? In this presentation, learn about the role of the Beneficiary Advocate within the Special Needs Trust Program in helping Trust beneficiaries secure housing, employment, and other services.

Presenters: Megan Rusciano, Beneficiary Advocate, The Arc of Northern Virginia

Can’t make it in person? Try our Webinar:
Register for the webinar

 

Register for SEPTEMBER 8

September 8-  Resources for Individuals with Dual Diagnoses: Navigating Mental Health and Brain Injury Service Systems

10:00AM – 12:00PM

For individuals with dual diagnoses, accessing support services can be difficult. In this panel presentation, learn from mental health and brain injury professionals about how an individual with dual diagnoses can receive the services they need to thrive in the community.

Can’t make it in person? Try our Webinar:
Register for the 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
March 3rd – Finances within a Special Needs Trust: Disbursements, Budgets, and Actuaries – Trini Nsabimana, Trust Associate, The Arc of Northern Virginia
April 7th – Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making- Dana Traynham, Senior Staff Attorney, disAbility Law Center of Virginia, Megan Rusciano, Beneficiary Advocate, The Arc of Northern Virginia
May 5th – People with Disabilities Encounters with the Criminal Justice System – Melissa Heifet, Interim Executive Director, The Arc of Loudoun & Administrative Director of ALLY Advocacy Center, The Arc of Loudoun, & Ashley Brompton, Program Associate in Victimization & Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice & Former Criminal Justice Fellow, National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, The Arc US