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August 2022

FFFP – August 5, 2022 – Let’s Get Moving! Forward-Thinking Housing Solutions for All (Part 2)

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

While you will get the most out of attending both sessions, you do not need to attend Part One to participate in and learn from Part Two. Both sessions will be recorded if you are not able to attend both. Thinking about housing solutions for your loved one can be overwhelming. Where to start? What are my options? Housing is one of the most complicated issues involved in establishing a fulfilling, supported independent life for family members with disabilities. It…

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Fun Break to Educate – NSA Bethesda

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
NSA Bethesda USO, 4565 Taylor Road, Building 83
Bethesda, MD 20889 United States
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Staff from The Arc of Northern Virginia's Special Needs Trust Program will have a resource table at the event, and fun things for the kids! This Resource Event at NSA Bethesda is intended to promote awareness for Exceptional Family Member (EFMP) military families of the services and resources available in their community.  

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Trust Talk Tuesday – August 16, 2022

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These small group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts and futures planning. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia, will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why trusts are important, and other critical services and programs and benefits that you should consider. Please register here. Note due to COVID-19, this is a Zoom virtual meeting rather than in-person meeting.

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Special Needs Trusts – August 19, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

It is important to ensure that your child is financially secure when you are no longer around to provide help. In this presentation, learn about 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. Now on the third Friday of every third month (May, Aug, Nov, Feb), our quarterly online meeting about Special Needs Trusts is hosted by Trust Director Tia Marsili. Register…

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August 26 – EFMP Community Resource Workshop Series: Recertification, Retaining Benefits, and Other Issues (ZOOM meeting)

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenters: Alex Yellin, Grantor/Retired Navy Ed Heaton, Grantor/COL (Ret) USAR Exceptional Family Member Program Community Resource Workshop Series Did you know that losing financial dependency status would force your loved one off TriCare AND eliminate them from SBP payments? What do I need to do to ensure long-term coverage? Who will complete the final recertification when I die? What is the DOD financial dependency process? The reality of caring for a loved one with a disability already presents a number…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – August 30, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These small group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts and futures planning. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia, will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why trusts are important, and other critical services and programs and benefits that you should consider. Please register here. Note due to COVID-19, this is a Zoom virtual meeting rather than in-person meeting.

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September 2022

FFFP – September 9, 2022 – Financial Planning: How Much is Enough?

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by Mike Kissinger and Jack Himpler with McLean Wealth Partners When planning for your loved ones' financial future, it's hard to know when you've made adequate arrangements, particular when the economy, the law, and of course the ever-fluid circumstances of life are always changing. How can you know when you've adequately prepared for that future? How do you know when you've done enough? Join The Arc of Northern Virginia and our presenters as we explore finding that balance between…

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Trust Talk Tuesday- September 13, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These small group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts and futures planning. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia, will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why trusts are important, and other critical services and programs and benefits that you should consider. Please register here. Note due to COVID-19, this is a Zoom virtual meeting rather than in-person meeting.

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Autism Resource Clinic

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

By invitation only: In-person and virtual hybrid event The Autism Resource Clinic aims to empower families with teamwork. There will be a variety of local experts from medical, local schools, military, and the community to provide a plethora of resources for newly diagnosed families, newly relocated families, and families seeking additional support. Our Special Needs Trust Director Tia Marsili will present on the topic “Special Needs Trusts: State Disability Waivers”.

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Social Security Basics – September 16, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Which benefits can help my loved one with disabilities? 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 online event to get information for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security…

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