After I'm Gone: April 18 & 19
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After I’m Gone is a two-day workshop designed to assist families who have a child or an adult with a disability in planning for their future when that caregiver is no longer able to provide care.
Join us for a FREE two-day workshop with information presented by The Arc of Northwest Wayne County, on April 18 & 19, at Faith Reformed Church in their Family Life Center, Rooms 1-3, located at 1139 E. Front St, Traverse City.
- Person Centered Planning and Self Determination: How to use Person Centered Planning and Self Determination to support a loved one with a disability living the life desired in the community.
- Social Security, Medicaid, and Adult Home Help Programs: Programs and services available to a loved one with a disability including SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Food Assistance and Adult Home Help.
- Supporting People in Decision Making (alternatives to guardianship): Various options for supporting people in making important decisions, such as Power of Attorney, Representative Payee and Trusts.
- Estate Planning: The importance of establishing an estate plan to handle the future needs of a loved one with a disability, including Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Account, Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate designations, Wills and Letter of Intent.
- Mental Health Services / Home and Community Based Services: The legal requirements of IEPs (Individualize Education Program) regarding transition planning, career and interest assessments, student, family and school responsibilities, community resources and how to support a smooth transition from school to post school life.
- Wednesday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
- Thursday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (light refreshments provided)
For more information and to RSVP for this workshop contact Nicole Miller at Disability Network Northern Michigan at 231.922.0903 ext. 318 or Nicole@disabilitynetwork.net.
Thank you to our partners for this upcoming workshop. After I’m Gone is provided in partnership with Rotary Club of Traverse City, through a grant from the Good Works Committee.
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