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Upcoming Parent Workshops, Workshop Recordings & Other Materials

  • Recorded parent workshops and resources.

    Looking for a seminar? Recently recorded seminars will be uploaded within a week's time. Thank you.

  • Attorney Morris Klein is licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC, and is well known for his outstanding legal service in the following areas:
    • Elder Law
    • Medicaid Eligibility And Medicaid Appeals
    • Documents For Financial And Health Decisions
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Guardianship
    • Estate Planning And Probate

    To see his full bio, visit his website: https://www.morrisklein.com/

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcuqtrTwrE9HLc8vxGndep1Q_Vf8rxxrN

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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  • Presenters: Nancy Lucas, MCPS PEP Coordinator and Amy Shorb, MCPS Instructional Specialist

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Apr 20, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdeuhqjwrEtArnIXGN_ZSKW-XL1cMYpeK

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Questions: Email Brooke Levey at: brooke@dsnmc.org
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  • Presenter: Bette Ann Mobley
    Director of Maryland ABLE

    This workshop covered:
    • Overview of how ABLE accounts can help people with disabilities and their families to save and invest for the future without jeopardizing federal, state, and local benefits such as SSI and Medicaid.
    • Families heard about tax-advantaged savings and investment options as well as how to use the ABLE account to pay for qualified disability-related expenses.
    • Learn about the eligibility criteria, enrollment process, features of a Maryland ABLE account and the account management process.

  • A Presentation by Tia Marsili
    Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia

    Mrs. Marsili walks us through the importance of planning for the future of our loved one with a disability, why trusts are important, describe different kinds of trusts, ABLE accounts, and other critical services and programs, and benefits that we should consider.

  • Presenter: Marsha Stepensky, M.S
    Program Analyst, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
    Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

    During this workshop, we:
    • Discussed misconceptions surrounding sexuality and the importance of comprehensive sexuality education
    • Learned about human sexual development and developmental disabilities
    • Gained knowledge about specific topics included in a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum
    • Shared tips and resources to help you and your child

  • Tribute 21 Funds

    Tribute 21 funds will in 2021 will be used to support virtual programming for youth and adults. This will include speaker fees, online registration, and presentation platforms. Possible programming topics include parent to parent support groups; IEP process; speech for kids with apraxia; MCPS and private school/program options; transitioning to middle school, high school, out of school; puberty and sexuality; Federal, State and local resources; educational advocacy; medical issues related to Ds; social thinking; Individual Distance Learning Plans; best practices for distance learning; inclusion during virtual learning; Alternative Learning Outcomes Vs. Diploma Track. Programming will be determined through a survey of our members.

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