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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.
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  • Presenters:
    Alisa Bell & Whitnee Liverpool-Cummins:
    Both are MCPS Special Education Teachers, PreK Inclusion Coaches.

    Yonina Elfassi, Special Education Teacher, Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program
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  • Presenter: Ellen A. Callegary, Esq.

    This Workshop Covered:
    This presentation focused on legal and ethical considerations for health care decision making for vulnerable adults, including adults with cognitive impairments. Participants learned about the currently available alternatives to guardianship, such as advance health care directives, advance directives for mental health treatment, and surrogate decision making; when guardianship of the person, guardianship of the property, power of attorney, or other alternatives, are appropriate.

  • PowerPoint Slides and Resources
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  • Presenter: Attorney Morris Klein

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

    To view the slides from this seminar, click on the link above.

    This seminar was not recorded.
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  • Presenters: Nancy Lucas, MCPS PEP Coordinator and Amy Shorb, MCPS Instructional Specialist

  • 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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