Webinars, Workshops, and Conferences

Upcoming Webinar and Workshop Topics:

The Basics of the Medicaid Waiver

10 Things to Consider Before Moving to Virginia with a Developmental Disability

Keys to Independence: Tech Training to Unlock Opportunity and Inclusion

Transition Series 2021

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

 

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The Basics of the Medicaid Waiver

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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, and give tips for families on waiting lists for services.

 

 

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

 

To register for the Webinar, Click here:

 

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10 Things to Consider
Before Moving to Virginia
with a Developmental Disability

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many families have to move for jobs or consider moving to access services or get nearer to family. That is a decision that should be undertaken with a lot of thought, especially when someone with a developmental disability is going to be part of the move.

 

Lucy Beadnell, our Director of Advocacy, will review 10 things you should consider before moving from another state to Virginia if you have a developmental disability. Lucy will address public benefits, Special Education, legal authority (including guardianship), Special Needs Trusts/ABLE Accounts, and more. This presentation is also applicable to people considering moves within Virginia, or people thinking of leaving Virginia and moving to another state.

 

If you’re considering a move anytime in the future, this is the time to learn and think strategically about how a move like that may impact life in your new location.

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

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.