Free Parent/Family Workshops Offered March 8th & March 29th during March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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February 20, 2017


Free Parent/Family Workshops Offered March 8th & March 29th during                   March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


February 20, 2017 – Egg Harbor Township, NJ: The Arc of Atlantic County will host two informational workshops designed for parents/family members to learn more about support opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month of March.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6 PM – DDD Supports Program Join us for an overview of what you need to know about the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Supports Program. Items to be discussed will include:

 

  • What is the Supports Waiver?
  • Who is eligible for the service?
  • What is a Support Coordination Agency?
  • Who are Support Coordinators?
  • How do I get started?
  • Is there anything I should be doing now?


This workshop is geared for parents and school professionals who will be helping a person transition into the adult world of support service once their school entitlement ends at age 21. To reserve your space, please register by March 6.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6 PM – Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts Michael Weinraub, Esq., a Certified Elder Law Attorney will speak about Guardianship. Ted Rich, CLU and Hank Rich from Barberio and Rich Financial Services will discuss the benefits and funding of a Special Needs Trust. To reserve your space, please register by March 27.

Workshops will be held at The Arc of Atlantic County, 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. The workshops are free but registration is required. Register in advance by contacting Allison Venezio: 609-485-0800 x 161 or avenezio@arcatlantic.org. For more information visit www.arcatlantic.org.
About The Arc of Atlantic County

The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Through direct services, advocacy, education and prevention activities, we work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, play and work. The Arc of Atlantic County serves nearly 800 individuals and their families annually and is accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.
Please Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.
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The Arc of Atlantic County
6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
P: 609-485-0800
F: 609-407-6282
www.arcatlantic.org

Contact:
Mark Hills, PR/Communications Coordinator
(609) 485-0800