On Thursday, March 1st, 2018, The Greater Richmond ARC will host a Special Needs Planning Seminar. Attorney Stephen Burns with Park Sensenig LLC and Tia Marsili of the Arc of Northern Virginia, will present information on guardianship and future planning.
Seminar Topics will include:
• Guardianship and Its Alternatives • Special Needs Trusts • ABLE
The program will walk attendees through the legal and practical considerations that parents and caregivers of a special needs child should understand to advocate for their children as they become adults, to protect assets, and maintain financial eligibility for public benefit programs.
Guardianship and Its Alternatives
At age 18, young adults are vested with the authority to make education, healthcare, and housing decisions, among others. Learn about the guardianship and conservatorship process, and the alternative, less restrictive means available to parents and caregivers to advocate for your child when he or she turns 18.
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Now
Attendees will learn the various methods to safeguard benefits and ensure your child’s personal needs and aspirations are met now and in the future. It is important to understand the difference between means-tested benefits and entitlements, and how they may be used, as well as the tools available to families, their appropriateness, and timeliness. ABLE Now, a new tool that allows individuals with disabilities and their families to save money, will also be covered.
Please come prepared with questions of your own!
For more information on the seminar and to register, please contact: Emily Lehmann, (804) 358-1874. Emily.Lehmann@RichmondARC.org
*Tia and Stephen will hold free consultations prior to the seminar.
These are first come first serve and must be made by reservation only.
The Greater Richmond ARC is located at 3600 Saunders Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227.