Webinars, Workshops, and Conferences

Upcoming Webinar and Workshop Topics:

Can I Ask for That? Navigating ADA Requests in a Post-COVID World

Medicaid Waivers: For Care Outside of School, Beyond School, and More

Supported Decision Making During Transition & Beyond

 

 

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

Special Needs Trusts

 

 

Listen to Recordings of Past Workshops:

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


Upcoming Webinars

 

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Can I Ask for That?
Navigating ADA Requests in a
Post-COVID World

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a question and answer style webinar with ADA expert Ann Deschamps of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Ann will talk through possibilities and considerations for people with disabilities as they navigate employment, local government services, business transactions, and community events in a world recovering from COVID. Listeners will hear strategies and information on how their ADA requests may be viewed differently now than they were before the pandemic.

 

This session will have closed captions and will be recorded.

Please send any other accommodation requests to Lucy.Beadnell@TheArcofNOVA.org.

 

 

Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

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Medicaid Waivers:
For Care Outside of School, Beyond School, and More

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicaid Waivers are the way Virginia funds services for people with developmental disabilities. Everything from a small amount of respite, to in-home care, to employment supports are covered by Waivers. In this one hour presentation, Lucy Beadnell, our Director of Advocacy, will review what Waivers are, services Waivers offer, how to apply, how Waivers can provide care outside of school and beyond school age, and give tips for families on waiting lists for services.

 

Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

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Supported Decision Making
During Transition & Beyond

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you or a loved one with a disability are thinking about how to get help understanding and making choices now and for the future, it is time to learn about Supported Decision Making. This collaborative, empowering process helps leverage the strength of the person with a disability and their network while maintaining maximum civil rights and autonomy. Hear our Director of Advocacy, Lucy Beadnell, review what Supported Decision Making is, how to get started, how to build a team to help you navigate school transition and beyond, and other related resources in this webinar.

 

Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

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On-going Information & Education Opportunities

 

 

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. These twice-monthly, small group sessions are an opportunity to discuss the challenges and discover resources the help in creating a plan for the future.

 

The first session of the month will remain the “open round-table” style discussion, giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.

 

The second session of the month will be a Transition Lunch and Learn with an “Expert”. Each Lunch and Learn with an Expert will explore a topic of particular interest to families with young adults in transition age and are planning for the future. Presenters will provide a short presentation and the rest of the time will be discussion so bring all your questions to get the answers. Upcoming topics and experts confirmed to speak include:

 

January 19th
Lunch & Learn with an Attorney

 

February 16th
Lunch & Learn with DARS (Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services)

 

March 16th
Lunch & Learn with a Medicaid Waivers Expert

 

April 20th
Lunch & Learn with a Housing Expert

 

May 18th
Lunch & Learn with an ABLENow Expert

 

June 15th
Lunch & Learn with a Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Expert

 

It’s never too early to plan; you don’t have to wait until your student is close to graduation. Also, these Lunch & Learns would be a great way for families who started the process but got overwhelmed or stuck to find the motivation to restart the process and press forward.

 

Note due to COVID-19, this is a Zoom virtual meeting rather than in-person meeting. Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

Click HERE for the Full Schedule and to Register to Attend

 

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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.

 

 

 

Click HERE for more information and to see the full schedule of sessions.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE for more information and to see the full schedule of sessions.

 

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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 bi-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 odd-numbered months  –  10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Click HERE for more information and to see the full schedule of sessions.

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Special Needs Trusts

 

collage of money related imagesIt is important to ensure that your child with disabilities is financially secure when you are no longer around to provide help.
Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, will share the roles of Special Needs Trusts in safeguarding government benefits, while ensuring your (adult) child’s personal needs and aspirations continue to be met in the future.

 

When:  3rd Friday of even-numbered months  –  10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE for more information and to see the full schedule of sessions.

 

 

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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.