After I'm Gone: April 18 & 19

After I'm Gone - special workshop on April 18 & 19. (click image to enlarge)



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.


Topics Include:

    • 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.

Workshop Hours:  

    • 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


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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