Workshops Available to Families Who Have Children Living with I/DD

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February 21, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Mary Ruley Moyer
Director of Development & Community Outreach
609-485-0800 ext. 135

mmoyer@thearcatlantic.org
 
 
Workshops Available to Families Who Have Children Living with I/DD
Educational Seminars to Provide Valuable Information & Resources
 
Egg Harbor Township, NJ – February 21, 2018:  The Arc of Atlantic County has announced a series of Family Workshops to provide education and resources available to families who have a child living with an intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD.)
 
Each year The Arc of Atlantic County offers a series of workshops to help families navigate the ever-changing world of services available to people with I/DD. The following workshops are being offered:
 
Monday, March 19th – Transitioning from School to Adult Life: Families need to begin planning for their child’s transition to adulthood after high school graduation when their child is a teenager and still in school.  We will provide an overview of the things you need to be aware of and give thought to as your child moves into the adult world and opportunities for Support Coordination.
 
Monday, April 9th – Support Programs: What are the Supports Programs and what services is my child eligible for? Learn about Community Based Supports, Day Habilitation and other services your family member might need after they finish high school.
 
Monday, April 16th – Housing Supports:  What if my family member wants to move out and live on their own, or with friends?  We will give you an overview of housing options may be available using our model.
 
“Families who have a member with I/DD are encouraged to attend these workshops to understand the supports available through The Arc of Atlantic County for their children who will be transitioning from high school to adulthood,” stated Pat Jones, Chief Operations Officer. “It’s important to begin planning for their futures now to ensure they are able to live the lives they choose.”
 
All workshops will be held from 6 to 8 pm at The Arc of Atlantic County, 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. All workshops are free, but registration is required.
 
RSVP by calling at 609-485-0800 Ext 161 or visit The Arc of Atlantic County website thearcatlantic.org for more information.
 
Coming in May/June:  Guardianship, Wills, Estates, and Trusts.


About The Arc of Atlantic County: The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) 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, work and play. The Arc of Atlantic County serves nearly 800 individuals and their families annually and is accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.

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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Contact:
Mary Ruley Moyer, Director of Development & Community Outreach
(609) 485-0800 Ext. 135