2019-2020 Evening Webinar Series

  • Join us for an online Meet & Greet with Paul Aronsohn, NJ's Ombudsman for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Aronsohn will provide an overview of the Ombudsman position and how he can help you and your loved one with an intellectual and developmental disability. There will be a live Q&A at the conclusion of his presentation.

  • When serious illness, family emergencies or other important appointments take place, many workers face a painful choice between caring for children, siblings, parents, spouses and partners or showing up for work and earning a day's pay. Hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by staff from the New Jersey Time To Care Coalition, this webinar will discuss the various programs and protections in place to help support New Jersey’s working caregivers.

  • Many parents know that special needs trusts play a critical role in planning for the financial future of their child with disabilities. If a person with disabilities has too much money in his own name he will become ineligible for important government benefits, like SSI and Medicaid. A special needs trust can help to avoid this problem because assets that are held in a properly drafted special needs trust are not considered when determining eligibility for these and other “means-tested” government benefits.

  • A special needs trust can play a critical role in planning for the financial future of an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and Hinkle, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys at Law as we discuss the importance of a special needs trust, how it can help and important things to know about using the funds.

  • 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.

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