Webinars, Workshops, and Conferences

Upcoming Webinar and Workshop Topics:

 

Medicaid Waiver Basics and Using Your Waiver for Fun and Recreation

 

 

On-going Information & Education Opportunities:

Transition Lunch & Learns

Meet the Tech for Independent Living Team

Monthly MetroRail Travel Training

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

 

 

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Upcoming Webinars

 

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Medicaid Waiver Basics and Using Your Waiver for Fun and Recreation

 

Monday, February 13, 2023

12:00 noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Beadnell with The Arc of Northern Virginia will review Home and Community Based Waivers (DD and CCC Plus) in Virginia, including application, eligibility, and services. For Social and Recreation month, this webinar highlights ways Waivers can be used for social and recreation goals for people with disabilities.

 

This webinar is free because of generous funding from donors and grant makers. Many grants require us to provide demographic info about those we serve. We appreciate your assistance.

 

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.

 

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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Meet the Tech for Independent Living Team – Tech Team Thursday

 

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The Tech for Independent Living Team creates free, fully-customized virtual lessons that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These tech-based lessons are intended to serve as a “digital coach,” always available and unique to the individual user. It’s using today’s technology tools to support full inclusion and participation in the community.

 

The TFIL team creates lessons that support independent travel, employment, safety, and daily living skills using an easy-to-navigate online software platform.

 

Join the team every first Thursday of the month to learn more about online platform, these customizable lessons, and the service and support the team provides that helps guide individuals through life’s daily routines and challenges.

 

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

 

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Monthly MetroRail Travel Training

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Interested in travel training?  Come join our Tech for Independent Living (TFIL) team on a metro trip!

 

On the first Friday of every month, individuals with disabilities and a designated adult are invited to join our TFIL team on a short Metro rail trip leaving from and returning to the Dunn Loring Metro station. During this practice trip, individuals with disabilities will learn basic travel skills and will become more comfortable traveling on the Metro.  SmarTrip cards will be provided.

 

These in-person travel training events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.