Attend a Workshop Now, to Plan for Next Year

Each year many people use the New Year holiday as a time to set goals and start the year off on the ‘right foot’. The St. Louis Arc is giving families and community members the opportunity to get a jump start on their 2018 goals. The Family Support department at the Arc is offering three informative planning workshops in the final weeks of 2017. Best part, they are all FREE! Why wait until the New Year when you can start planning now.

Upcoming Workshops:

How to Choose a Special Needs Trustee
Thursday, December 7
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
What qualifications, duties, and responsibilities does a person need to have to oversee a Special Needs Trust? This workshop will cover the basic qualifications and what is needed to step into this important role.

Making the Most of Your Yearly Meeting
Tuesday, December 12
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
An annual Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Individualized Service Plan (ISP) creates an individualized roadmap for professionals to deliver supports and services. Debra Fiasco, Parent Education and Diversity Awareness Administrator for Special School District, and Kadesh Burnett, Family Supports Coordinator for the Department of Mental Health – St. Louis Region, will demystify the planning process and answer your questions about best practices for planning. You will learn how to prepare yourself and your child to advocate before, during, and after the meeting using planning tools from the Life Course framework.

Planning Ahead: Estate Planning
Thursday, December 14
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
You may unintentionally disqualify your loved one from receiving public benefits, or not be able to support their future financial needs by having no financial plan. Learn how to plan financially for your family. Topics will include estate tax planning, creditor protection, wills, avoiding probate, and planning for the distribution of property and assets, including charitable giving. This workshop is for anyone who is caring for a family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities of any age.

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