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2019-2020 Evening Webinar Series

  • The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute is pleased to announce two webinars on the important topic of Special Needs Trusts:

    Part one of this series will be archived on our website after it is recorded on January 14th. In part one, Paul Prior, Esq. from Hinkle, Prior and Fischer will discuss what a Special Needs Trust is and how trusts aren't all the same.

    In part two, Maria Fischer, Esq. from Hinkle, Prior and Fischer will explain what families need to know about purchasing necessary items for their son/daughter with I/DD with money from the SNT. She will discuss which types of expenditures are allowable, and which are not, in accordance with NJ Medicaid rules and regulations. She will also explain the importance of keeping receipts for all expenditures from the SNT and what to do when the individual with I/DD needs an expensive item costing $5,000 or more.

  • Every 10 years, the government reports the number of people who live in the U.S. by conducting a count called the Census. This year, the census will begin on April 1. The Census determines how many seats each state receives in the U.S. House of Representatives and state, local and federal governments use Census information for planning and allocating billions in federal funds. Hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by Mario Lee, Partnership Specialist for the New York Regional Census Center, this webinar will provide an overview of the census, how to complete it, what data is collected and how that data is used and stored.

  • Talking openly with your loved one about his or her disability in an positive way is so important. The way in which you approach this subject will have a lasting impact on your loved one’s self-confidence and comfort level discussing the topic. This webinar will provide a framework for families to discuss their loved one’s abilities with them, as well as explore ways for children and adults with disabilities to learn how to communicate their support needs with staff, teachers, and employers.

  • Living a healthy lifestyle is important for so many reasons. However, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities face challenges related to eating healthy, maintaining weight, and being physically active. Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and the Get FIT program as we provide caregivers with an overview of fitness and nutrition with a special focus on helping families to engage their children with I/DD in their own health and wellness.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government programs and services. This webinar will provide an overview the ADA, how it relates to everyday life and what to do if you feel you or your loved ones right are being violated under the ADA.

View our Lunch & Learn Webinar Series HERE.