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May 2022

The Arc Maryland’s 2022 Convention & Awards Banquet – “The Power of Family”

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042 United States
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Staff from The Arc of Northern Virginia's Special Needs Trust program will be at The Arc Maryland's 2022 Convention & Awards Banquet. Join self-advocates, family members, professionals, volunteer leaders, and partners from affiliate organizations and government agencies at The Arc Maryland’s 2022 Convention & Awards Banquet on May 17th at Turf Valley Resort! Our 2022 Convention theme is The Power of Family! The Arc’s biggest strength has always been in our family network. Families were the founders of The Arc…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – May 24, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

May 24 @ 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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RESCHEDULED: Special Needs Trust – May 27, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Special Guest: Jennifer Crane, Esq. 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…

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June 2022

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

June 3 @ 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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Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&A) and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) 2022 In-Person Annual Conference

June 6 - June 9
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia, will be presenting. Staff from The Arc of Northern Virginia Trust Program will have a resource table at this event. Are you ready to meet and greet Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&A) and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) network friends in person? Are you looking for some skills-based, intermediate to advanced training? Do you learn best when you can discuss, brainstorm, problem-solve and strategize face-to-face with other people? Then the…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – June 7, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

June 7 @ 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

June 9 @ 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 (ZOOM meeting)

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Presented by Teresa Mullins, CWIC, and Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia. 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…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – June 21, 2022 (ZOOM meeting)

June 21 @ 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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June 24 – EFMP Community Resource Workshop Series: Special Needs Trusts for Armed Service Dependents (ZOOM meeting)

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenters:  Attorney, TBD Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia Exceptional Family Member Program Community Resource Workshop Series What is a Special Needs Trust?  Should my child have two trusts?  How does the Survivor Benefit Plan play into the futures planning for my disabled dependent? For military families with individuals with disabilities, the unique challenges presented by disability are compounded by the complexities and requirements of military life. Planning for long-term medical and independent life choices present…

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