A special needs trust (SNT), sometimes referred to as a supplemental needs trust, is a legal vehicle enabling assets to be held on behalf of someone with disabilities, without affecting their eligibility for means-tested public benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income. Join the Autism Society Central VA on Friday evening, September 11th from 6:30pm-9:00pm for an informative Workshop and Resource Fair on this important topic. Elder Law Attorney, Paula Peaden, will share information on SNTs as well as the recently passed Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Following Ms. Peaden’s presentation, Gail Henshaw, MBA, with Commonwealth Community Trust, will share information about pooled special needs trusts and why this type of SNT may be a worthwhile option when future planning for your loved one with a disability. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit a Resource Fair, featuring organizations that assist with Special Needs Financial Planning, 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the workshop. Learn more and register at — https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-needs-trusts-workshop-and-resource-fair-tickets-17751629602
Save the Dates! — Registration for the Autism Society Central VA IEP Boot Camp Will Open Soon!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.), the Autism Society Central VA will once again offer an 8-hour IEP Boot Camp this fall. This ever popular workshop series will empower parents to understand and become effective partners in the Individualized Education Program process. Save the dates of Saturday, October 17th and Saturday, October 24th from 8:30am-12:30pm and plan to register for this informative workshop series! Attendance at both sessions is required. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.