Upcoming Webinar and Workshop Topics:
On-going Information & Education Opportunities:
Listen to Recordings of Past Workshops:
Medicaid Waiver Basics and
Aging with Your Waiver
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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, using your Waiver to age in place, and give tips for families on waiting lists for services.
Note: Due to ongoing health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, this is workship will be held as a Zoom online webinar.
Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.
To Register for the Webinar, Click here:
On-going Information & Education Opportunities
Transition Lunch & Learns
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:
Lunch & Learn with an Attorney
Lunch & Learn with DARS (Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services)
Lunch & Learn with a Medicaid Waivers Expert
Lunch & Learn with a Housing Expert
Lunch & Learn with an ABLENow Expert
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.
First Fridays Futures Planning Workshops
On 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.
Trust Talk Tuesdays
Held 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.
Thank God It’s Finan¢ial Fitne$$ Friday
Are you taking care of your own financial future? Do you have retirement savings set aside? Have you considered the distribution of your assets upon your death? Our Special Needs Trust team hosts a bi-monthly session to help you answer these questions. Thank Goodness It’s Finan¢ial Fitne$$ 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.
Special Needs Trusts
It 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.
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.