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October 2021

FFFP: Housing Options in VA, MD and DC

October 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Every person should have the security of a roof over their head. A home to call their own – either rented or owned – spells independence for people with disabilities. Join our latest webinar with experts from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. as we explore these housing options: • Rental • Ownership • Supportive Housing • Group Homes We’ll also talk about the factors for a holistic living situation that suits their needs: • Wrap-around services and other supports •…

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November 2021

Meet The Trustee (Morning)

November 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Families, individuals with disabilities, agencies, attorneys, financial planners and others must take advantage of this annual opportunity to meet our Trustee, KeyBank, during these two facilitated Thursday sessions. RSVP and join us as we welcome The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Special Needs Trust (SNT) partner KeyBank. Current trust client or not, if you have questions related to SNT administration, you must RSVP! All are welcome! This facilitated forum allows you to ask questions and receive straight answers about trust administration,…

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FFFP: Placing Real Estate in a Special Needs Trust

November 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

How can I ensure that my loved one with disabilities has a place to live after I’m gone? Can s/he inherit our home? Can we buy a condo? For parents of people with disabilities, ensuring a safe place for their child to live is one of their top priorities. A permanent home provides long-term stability and enhances their quality of life. The Arc of Northern Virginia's Special Needs Trust program can integrate real estate with trust assets, with KeyBank as…

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December 2021

FFFP: Social Security – Application and Appeal Process for SSI & SSDI

December 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Which benefits can help my loved one with disabilties? When and how do I start the application process? What do I do if my application is denied? How do I protect the benefits after I secure them? Government programs can help pay for the needs of adults with disabilities. The challenge is knowing which benefits to apply for, when to apply and how to apply. Join our December online webinar to get information for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social…

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January 2022

FFFP – January 7, 2022 – Estate Planning and Legal Authority For Parents

January 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

An estate plan ensures your values, wishes and legacy are preserved and passed on. It also limits litigation, taxes and expenses for your family and heirs. If you do not have a will when you pass away, State Laws (Statute) and/or the court system will decide who your heirs are and how much they receive. Nearly 60% of adults in the US do not have a will. Almost 50% of adult Americans have not named someone to make their healthcare…

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February 2022

FFFP – February 4, 2022 – Futures Planning and Disability Benefits

February 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our next session where our Trust Director Tia Marsili will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with disabilities, why trusts are important, and other critical services and programs that you should consider. Approach your planning person-centered and holistically. Tia will explain each component and how it's integral to the process. Visualize each component as a slice of a whole pie, making futures planning more palatable! Presented by: Tia Marsili…

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March 2022

FFFP: Military Benefits, Retirement, and Financial Planning (Active Duty, Veterans, Reservists)

March 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Being in a military family comes with its own unique challenges. These challenges are often harder for families of children with disabilities or special health care needs. A new assignment might mean a move to a different city, state, or country with different support systems. And even a long-term assignment means knowing how to manage and coordinate military benefits systems with those in the community. The systems are usually confusing and often overwhelming. That's why The Arc of Northern Virginia…

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April 2022

FFFP – April 1, 2022 – Disbursing from Your Special Needs Trust

April 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

"What are the allowable expenses for special needs trust?" "How can I pay my bills?" A special needs trust (SNT) can be used to pay for a broad variety of things for the beneficiary to enhance her/his/their quality of life, while at the same time allowing her/him/them to remain eligible for government benefits. It is also used for money management purposes. But using your trust money is not just about what's allowed or not. Making good choices about how to…

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May 2022

FFFP – May 6, 2022 – May is for Mental Health: Understanding and Supporting Unique Needs

May 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In our contemporary world with all its uncertainties, an understanding of the basics of mental health and mental health conditions is crucial for those seeking mental health care and support, as well as those providing that support. Join Megan Souza, Youth and Young Adult Program Coordinator at NAMI Northern Virginia, and Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director at Formed Families Forward, as they discuss statistics, basics of common diagnoses, warning signs of mental health conditions, warning signs of suicide, trauma, how…

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June 2022

FFFP – June 3, 2022 – Creating Future Guidance and Security: Letter of Intent & Long-Term Advocacy Planning

June 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by Evelyn Gu,  Assistant Director of Trusts, and Ashley Welch,  Client Manager, The Arc of Northern Virginia One of the most daunting issues for family members of a loved one with a disability is ensuring continuity of care when a primary caregiver or advocate must change. How can you be sure that the proper care and consideration for your loved one's needs will continue after you're no longer able to provide it? The Letter of Intent is a guidance…

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