Webinars, Workshops, and Conferences

Upcoming Webinar and Workshop Topics:

Get To Know: Post-Secondary Programs at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center

The Basics of Supported Decision Making

Workshops and Webinars on Special Needs Trusts

 

 

On-going Information & Education Opportunities:

Transition Lunch & Learns

First Fridays Futures Planning – Presented by Special Needs Trust Program

Trust Talk Tuesdays – Presented by Special Needs Trust Program

Thank Goodness It’s Finan¢ial Fitne$$ Friday

 

 

Listen to Recordings of Past Workshops:

Click HERE for a full list of past webinar and workshop topics

 


Upcoming Workshops

 

WWRC Webinar

Get To Know:
Post-Secondary Programs at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Centers

 

Thursday, April 29, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

This session will focus on the post-secondary offerings available to individuals with disabilities at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) in Fishersville, VA. These assessment, transition, and Career and Technical Education programs are made possible through joint funding with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). It will also focus on the unique history of Virginia’s first and only comprehensive vocational rehabilitation center for individuals with disabilities. The mission of WWRC is to provide people with disabilities comprehensive, individualized services to realize personal independence through employment.

 

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This session will be presented by Mr. James Hall, the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center’s (WWRC) Director of the Career and Workforce Development Division. He is also the Superintendent Designee of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) State Operated Program (SOP) held at WWRC. Prior to his arrival at WWRC, Mr. Hall was a public school administrator holding Assistant Principal positions at two different schools in Augusta County, VA at both the high school and middle school level. Prior to his administrative positions, he worked for several years in the Fairfax County, Albemarle County, and Augusta County School Systems as a Special Education teacher. Mr. Hall holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration along with endorsements from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the following areas: Administration and Supervision, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional Disabilities..

 

 

 

 

Remember, our Webinars and Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

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Basics of Supported Decision Making workshop

 

The Basics of Supported Decision Making

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported Decision Making is a fast growing national trend for adults with disabilities determining how to make decisions in adulthood. We have been working hard on Supported Decision Making (SDM) in recent years at The Arc of Northern Virginia. SDM is a way to empower someone with a disability to form a team of trusted supporters to help them identify and navigate choices in their life.

 

Join us for this live, online presentation to learn about Supported Decision Making (SDM). This can be an alternative to guardianship or a way to ensure high quality guardianship is in place. SDM focuses on maximum supports and empowerments to people with disabilities to help them understand and make life choices. Lucy Beadnell, our Director of Advocacy, will present and share stories of families who have used SDM.

 

 

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Transition Lunch & Learns

 

Transition Lunch and learn

Planning for the transition from school to adult services can be an overwhelming task. Once your child exits the school system, adult services are based on eligibility criteria and funding availability. Preseented on the third Wednesday of each month, These small group sessions are an opportunity to begin creating a plan for the future. Learn what kinds of employment and meaningful day support services are available, how to explore post-secondary options, what transportation supports exist, how to help your child make decisions and advocate, when to apply for SSI and manage benefits, and what recreation activities are available.

 

 

 

 

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First Fridays Futures Planning Workshops

 

first fridays workshopsOn 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.

 

Location:  While restrictions on indoor public gatherings in place, all of The Arc of Northern Virginia’s informaton and training sessions are presented as live, online Zoom webinars. The link to join the webinar will be provided upon registration.

 

 

 

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Trust Talk Tuesdays

 

small group discussionHeld 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank God It’s Finan¢ial Fitne$$ Friday

 

Thank Goodness Its Financial Fitness FridayAre you taking care of your own financial future? Do you have retirement savings set aside? Have you considered the distribution of your assets upon your death? Our Special Needs Trust team hosts a monthly session to help you answer these questions. Thank Goodness It’s Finan¢ial Fitne$$ Friday (TGIFFF) is an online round-table for finance queries. Hosted by Director of Trusts Tia Marsili, each session will feature a certified professional answering your questions on financial futures planning.

 

When:  3rd Friday of (almost) every month  –  10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

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For further information on The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Information & Referral program contact:
Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy at 703-208-1119 x116 or email LBeadnell@TheArcofNoVA.org.

 

For information about sponsorship opportunities to help support and present our workshops , please contact:
Howard Stregack, Director of Development, at 703-208-1119 x102 or email HStregack@TheArcofNoVA.org.