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The Arc of Northern Virginia

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2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
703-208-1119 www.thearcofnovatrust.org

Families need help finding and connecting to resources with which they can make a wide range of decisions for their loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Our website is filled with information to help so we have defined some important starting points to help you navigate.

 

  • Education – We offer free workshops and trainings on many disability subjects like: Virginia Medicaid Waivers, Special Needs Trusts, legal authority, and other issues.
  • Future Planning – The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Special Needs Trust Program can help you plan for the future of your loved one.  Take a look at the many trust sessions offered to help your family.
  • Transition POINTS – This is our umbrella program – Providing Opportunities, Information, Networking, and Transition Support. We have developed six guides with accompanying toolkits to educate and connect families to needed services and resources.
  • Contact Us – Our Information and referral specialists can help you navigate through the complex disability systems.
  • People First – For individuals with disabilities we offer advocacy and empowerment sessions that  focus on learning about the issues that effect them and articulating those issues through public speaking and helping others do the same.

December 2016

Brunch Bunch

December 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am The Arc of Northern Virginia offices 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA …

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January 2017

Navigating Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

January 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Navigating Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities,  10:00am – 12:00pm The world of work is one which we all must navigate, including people with disabilities. Hear from an experienced advocate who will explain how to simplify the transition process by describing steps to access and receive the individualized services one needs to succeed. Believe in Real jobs and Real wages because they are clearly within your reach! REGSITER FOR WORKSHOP SPEAKERS: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts Cheryl Bates-Harris, Senior Disability Advocacy…

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January Brunch Bunch – Small group discussions on Special Needs Trusts

January 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am REGISTER HERE

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February 2017

Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

February 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

Our February First Fridays Futures Planning Session:  Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts,  10:00am – 12:00pm REGISTER HERE It is important to ensure that your child is financially secure when you can no longer provide help. In this presentation, learn about the roles of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts in safeguarding government benefits and ensuring your child’s personal needs and aspirations are met now and in the future. SPEAKER: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia To…

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February Brunch Bunch – Small group discussions on Special Needs Trusts

February 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am REGISTER HERE

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March 2017

Finances within a Special Needs Trust: Disbursements, Budgets, and Actuaries

March 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

Our March First Fridays Futures Planning Session:   Finances within a Special Needs Trust: Disbursements, Budgets, and Actuaries,  10:00am – 12:00pm REGISTER HERE Special Needs Trusts are an important tool to help people with disabilities save money without jeopardizing public benefits and develop financial literacy. In this presentation, learn more about the Trust’s disbursement process and how to budget money within the Trust using actuarials. SPEAKER: Trini Nsabimana, Account Manager, The Arc of Northern Virginia Register for the Live Webinar

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Your Key to Futures Planning with The Arc of Northern Virginia and Key Private Bank

March 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Join The Arc of Northern Virginia and Key Private Bank for an Open Door Forum Join The Arc of Northern Virginia and Key Private Bank for an Open Door Forum regarding the fiduciary aspects of our Special Needs Trust program. This forum is for current and future grantors, beneficiaries, primary reps, and other interested parties. Topics include: investments, statements, pooled vs individual trusts, new capabilities, real property, and more.  Reception: 6:30 - 7PM,  Open Forum: 7 - 8:30PM Space Limited, RSVP…

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Brunch Bunch – Small group discussions on Special Needs Trusts

March 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. Click to Register for our March Brunch Bunch

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March Brunch Bunch – Small Group Discussion on Special Needs Trusts

March 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am The Arc of Northern Virginia offices 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA …

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April 2017

Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making

April 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Our April First Fridays Futures Planning Session: Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making,  10:00am – 12:00pm REGISTER HERE Alternatives to guardianship can help preserve an individual with disabilities’ dignity and promote their self-determination. In this presentation, learn about what alternatives to guardianship exist including, supported decision making, advance health care directives and powers of attorney and when, ultimately, guardianship may be appropriate. SPEAKERS: Dana Traynham, Senior Staff Attorney, disAbility Law Center of Virginia Megan Rusciano, Beneficiary Advocate, The Arc of…

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April Brunch Bunch – Small Group Discussion on Special Needs Trusts

April 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am The Arc of Northern Virginia offices 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA …

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May 2017

People with Disabilities Encounters with the Criminal Justice System

May 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Our May First Fridays Futures Session: People with Disabilities Encounters with the Criminal Justice System,  10:00am – 12:00pm REGISTER HERE At this panel presentation, learn more about strategies available in our community here in Northern Virginia to train law enforcement with how to interact with people with disabilities and what you can do to prevent your loved from becoming entangled in the criminal justice system. SPEAKERS: Ashley Brompton, Program Associate in Victimization & Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice…

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Military Benefits Planning Seminar

May 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Military Benefits Planning Seminar– May 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm The integration of Veterans Affairs’ benefits with Survivor Benefits and Special Needs Trusts. Featuring a panel discussion and Q&A. Bradley J. Snyder, Captain, US Army Retired, Eric J. Jorgensen CFP ®, ChFEBCSM Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia The Arc of Northern Virginia 2755 Hartland Road, #200 Falls Church, VA 22043 REGISTER HERE Can’t make it in person? Try a webinar:  http://bit.ly/2oPW46e If you cannot attend the…

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May Brunch Bunch – Small Group Discussions on Special Needs Trusts

May 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am The Arc of Northern Virginia offices 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA …

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Take Control: Building Financial Security- 1st class of four

May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Take Control: Building Financial Security - May 24 - June 28 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED The Arc of Northern Virginia recognizes that now more than ever, all families must engage in financial planning when their children are young. That is why beginning in late March, The Arc of Northern Virginia is offering, Take Control: Building Financial Security a FREE six-part financial education series. These sessions will provide families with the skills and tools to plan for a more secure financial future for…

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June 2017

Take Control: Building Financial Security- 2nd of class of four

June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Take Control: Building Financial Security- 2nd of Class of six Take Control: Building Financial Security -  Starting May 24 through June 28, REGISTRATION is closed The Arc of Northern Virginia recognizes that now more than ever, all families must engage in financial planning when their children are young. That is why beginning in late March, The Arc of Northern Virginia is offering, Take Control: Building Financial Security a FREE six-part financial education series. These sessions will provide families with the…

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Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts, First Fridays Futures Planning

June 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts It is important to ensure that your child is financially secure when you can no longer provide help. In this presentation, learn about the roles of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts in safeguarding government benefits and ensuring your child’s personal needs and aspirations are met now and in the future. Presenters: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia REGISTER Here   Can't make it in person? Try Our Webinar! Register…

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Take Control: Building Financial Security- 3rd of Class of four

June 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Take Control: Building Financial Security -  Starting May 24 through June 28, REGISTRATION is closed The Arc of Northern Virginia recognizes that now more than ever, all families must engage in financial planning when their children are young. That is why beginning in late March, The Arc of Northern Virginia is offering, Take Control: Building Financial Security a FREE six-part financial education series. These sessions will provide families with the skills and tools to plan for a more secure financial…

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Brunch Bunch – Small group discussions on Special Needs Trusts

June 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. Register Here

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Take Control: Building Financial Security- last class

June 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Take Control: Building Financial Security - Tuesdays Starting May 24 through June 28, REGISTRATION is closed The Arc of Northern Virginia recognizes that now more than ever, all families must engage in financial planning when their children are young. That is why beginning in late March, The Arc of Northern Virginia is offering, Take Control: Building Financial Security a FREE six-part financial education series. These sessions will provide families with the skills and tools to plan for a more secure…

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July 2017

Beneficiary Advocacy Services – First Friday Futures Planning

July 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Beneficiary Advocacy Services Need an advocate to help navigate the service system? In this presentation, learn about the role of the Beneficiary Advocate within the Special Needs Trust Program in helping Trust beneficiaries secure housing, employment, and other services. Presenters: Megan Rusciano, Beneficiary Advocate, The Arc of Northern Virginia Register HERE   Can't make it in person? Try a webinar! Register for the webinar HERE!

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Brunch Bunch – Small group discussions on Special Needs Trusts

July 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider.   Register Here

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July Brunch Bunch – Small Group Discussions on Special Needs Trusts

July 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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July Brunch Bunch - Small Group Discussions on Special Needs Trusts “Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. REGISTER HERE

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August 2017

Brunch Bunch

August 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. REGISTER

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September 2017

Resources for Individuals with Dual Diagnoses: Navigating Mental Health and Brain Injury Service Systems – First Fridays Futures Planning

September 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Resources for Individuals with Dual Diagnoses: Navigating Mental Health and Brain Injury Service Systems For individuals with dual diagnoses, accessing support services can be difficult. In this panel presentation, learn from mental health and brain injury professionals about how an individual with dual diagnoses can receive the services they need to thrive in the community. Presenters include: Kelli Robertson, LCSW, Intake Coordinator at PRS, Inc Carol Bashore, NAMI Class Facilitator Lisa I. McCarthy  MA, NCC, CBIST, Director of Programs, Brain…

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September Brunch Bunch – Small Group Discussions on Special Needs Trusts

September 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am The Arc of Northern Virginia offices 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA …

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October 2017

Health care: What Options are Available for People with Disabilities? – First Fridays Futures Planning

October 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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October 13th 2017: Health care: What Options are Available for People with Disabilities? Access to health care is essential for people with disabilities. In this presentation, learn about CCC+, DDW changes, EPSDT, federal policy (a lot of acronyms, right?). What options are available from Medicaid, to Medicare, to private health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, to GAP Insurance in Virginia to resources for individuals otherwise ineligible for these programs? Presenter:  Ann Folk Bevan, Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities and…

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October Brunch Bunch – Small Group Discussions on Special Needs Trusts

October 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am The Arc of Northern Virginia offices 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA …

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November 2017

Managing Real Estate in a Special Needs Trust

November 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Managing Real Estate in a Special Needs Trust How can I ensure that my child has a place to live?  Can s/he inherit our home?  Can we buy a condo? In this presentation, learn how property and real estate can be handled and leveraged in Special Needs Trusts to increase housing opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Presenters: Cindy McDonald Senior Vice President, Key Private Bank; Jeannie Cummins-Eisenhour, Senior Integrated Community Options Specialist. Developmental Services Region 2, Department of Behavioral Health…

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November Brunch Bunch – Small Group Discussions on Special Needs Trusts

November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
FREE

“Brunch Bunch” An extension of our ever popular “Lunch Bunch” sessions. These sessions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Tia 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 that you should consider. 10:00 am – 11:30am The Arc of Northern Virginia offices 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA …

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December 2017

Social Security: The Application and Appeal Process for SSI and SSDI:

December 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Social Security: The Application and Appeal Process for SSI and SSDI: Comprehending the intricate web of public benefits available to people with disabilities is difficult. In this presentation, learn how and when to apply for adult disability (SSI and/or SSDI), what to do if you have to appeal a decision to deny benefits, and how to leverage your benefits once you start receiving them. Presenters: Derek Cervoni, Esq. and Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia  …

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Small Group Discussions on Special Needs Trusts

December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Formally Brunch Bunch Small Group Trust Discussions From 10am - 11:30am on select Tuesdays These discussions focus on Special Needs Trusts (SNT) and benefits. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, facilitates a roundtable discussion regarding SNTs. • What is a SNT? • Why would I consider establishing one? • Who benefits? • How hard is it to administer a trust? • Do I want to burden my family with trust administration? Bring your questions about SNTs to the table, whether they…

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January 2018

What Questions Should I be Asking About Employment?

January 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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The world of work is one which we all must navigate, including people with disabilities. Ins this presentation, learn tips about how to access and receive the individualized and meaningful services from vocational rehabilitation programs that one needs to succeed.   Presenters:  Cheryl Bates, Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist, National Disability Rights Network Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of NOVA   Register HERE for the in-person presentation. Can’t make it in person? Try a LIVE webinar! Register for the webinar…

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February 2018

Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, Letter of Intent & Advocacy Plans

February 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, Letter of Intent & Advocacy Plans Presenters:    Evelyn Gu, Assistant Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia Chris Chavis, Advocate, The Arc of Northern Virginia       Steven Hall, Consultant, Ascend Planning & Consulting LLC It is important to ensure that your child is financially secure when you can no longer provide help. In this presentation, learn about the roles of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts in safeguarding government benefits while ensuring your…

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February Small Group Trust Discussion

February 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These  group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   REGISTER HERE

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March 2018

Finances within a Special Needs Trust: Disbursements, Budgets, and Actuaries

March 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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  Finances within a Special Needs Trust: Disbursements, Budgets, and Actuaries Presenter: Trini Nsabimana, Account Manager, The Arc of Northern Virginia Special Needs Trusts are an important tool to help people with disabilities save money without jeopardizing public benefits and develop financial literacy. In this presentation, learn more about the Trust’s disbursement process and how to budget money within the Trust using actuaries. Register for the Workshop   Can't make the workshop? Try a webinar! Register for the Webinar  …

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March Small Group Trust Discussion – March 13

March 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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April 2018

Empowerment through Assistive Technology at Home and in the Workplace

April 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Empowerment through Assistive Technology at Home and in the Workplace and How to Fund It Presenters:  Camille Franco  TravelMate/EmployMate Project Coordinator   Camille Franco is the Project Coordinator for The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Independent Living Suite.  Her work in this project is focused on implementing software in daily use of service providers as well as customizing our visual curriculum to use with individuals with I/DD and collecting data for evaluation from the use of this curriculum throughout Northern Virginia.   In…

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Small Group Trust Discussions – April 10

April 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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May 2018

Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision Making

May 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making Alternatives to guardianship can help preserve an individual with disabilities’ dignity and promote their self-determination. In this presentation, learn about what alternatives to guardianship exist including, supported decision making, advance health care directives and powers of attorney and when, ultimately, guardianship may be appropriate. Presenters: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia Register for the Workshop   Can’t make the workshop? Try a webinar! Register for the Webinar Please note: If…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – May 8

May 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.  

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June 2018

Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

June 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts Presenter:  Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts It is important to ensure that your loved one is financially secure when you can no longer provide help. In this presentation, learn about the roles of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts in safeguarding government benefits while ensuring your loved one's personal needs and aspirations are met now and in the future. Register HERE for the in-person presentation. Can’t make it in person? Try a LIVE webinar! Register for the…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – June 5

June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.  

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July 2018

Trust Talk Tuesday – July 10

July 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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Trust Talk Tuesday – July 31

July 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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August 2018

Trust Talk Tuesday – August 14

August 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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Trust Talk Tuesday – August 28

August 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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September 2018

Trust Talk Tuesday – September 4

September 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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Healthcare: What Options are Available for People with Disabilities?

September 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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  Healthcare: What Options are Available for People with Disabilities? Presenters: Ann Bevan, Director, DMAS                          Teri Morgan, Developmental Disabilities Program Manager, DMAS Access to health care is essential for people with disabilities. In this presentation, learn about CCC+, DDW changes, EPSDT, federal policy (a lot of acronyms, right?). What options are available from Medicaid, to Medicare, to private health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, to GAP Insurance…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – September 18

September 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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October 2018

Trust Talk Tuesday – October 2

October 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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What Are the Challenges You Face As You Navigate the Road to Retirement?

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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What Are the Challenges You Face As You Navigate the Road to Retirement? Presenter:  Cortney Heykoop, Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company From financial concerns to sound solutions, let us talk about the challenges you face as you navigate the road toward retirement. We will break those challenges into five key points: 1. Cost of living increases in retirement 2. Outliving your retirement savings 3. Taxes 4. Expenses 5. Expectation vs. reality. We will also take a look at…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – October 30

October 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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November 2018

Special Needs Planning

November 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Special Needs Planning Presenters:  Loretta Williams, Elder Law Attorney, Hale Ball               Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia Tia Marsil, Trust Director of The Arc of Northern Virginia Special Needs Trust Program, and her guest, attorney Loretta Morris Williams of Hale Ball, PLC, will provide information on practical considerations and legal tools available to protect yourself and your loved ones in the future.  Day to day life can be overwhelming. …

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Trust Talk Tuesday – November 13

November 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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Trust Talk Tuesday – November 20

November 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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December 2018

Social Security: The Application and Appeal Process for SSI and SSDI

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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Social Security: The Application and Appeal Process for SSI and SSDI Presenter: Derek Cervoni, Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC Comprehending the intricate web of public benefits available to people with disabilities is difficult. In this presentation, learn how and when to apply for adult disability (SSI and/or SSDI), what to do if you have to appeal a decision to deny benefits, and how to leverage your benefits once you start receiving them.   Register for the Workshop   Can’t make the…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – December 11

December 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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July 2019

Trust Talk Tuesday – July 9

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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Finances within a Special Needs Trust: Disbursements, Budgets, and Actuaries

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

Presenter:  Trini Nsabimana, Account Manager, The Arc of Northern Virginia   Special Needs Trusts are an important tool to help people with disabilities save money without jeopardizing public benefits and develop financial literacy. In this presentation, learn more about the Trust’s disbursement process and how to budget money within the Trust using actuaries.   Register for the Workshop   Can’t make the workshop? Try a webinar! Register for the Webinar   *Please note that this is the SECOND Friday of…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – July 23

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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September 2019

Trust Talk Tuesday – September 3

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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Ask an Attorney Panel

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

Presenters:  Attorneys Kelly Thompson, John Laster, Valerie Geiger, and Cary Cucinelli   When you have a child (or an adult) with disabilities, an extra level of planning is required. For example, you need to think about special needs trusts (SNT), powers of attorney (POA), advanced medical directives, wills, divorce, when and how to fund a SNT, who can fund a SNT, when to begin planning and why, what to do with your home, how frequently to review the planning documents, etc.…

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Trust Talk Tuesday – September 17

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Northern Virginia, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

These group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, 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 that you should consider.   Please register here.

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