Families Together’s Learn the Steps to Transition Youth to Adulthood Conference

As you’ve probably guessed, I’m cleaning out my email today.  The information below comes from Families Together:

Learn the Steps to Transition
Youth to Adulthood
Friday, May 3rd 2013
8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
KU Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

There are many steps that need to be taken to prepare your child with special needs for adulthood.

Join us for a one day conference as we uncover the transition process for youth between the ages of 16 and 22 (the transition process begins at the age of 14).

Scott Adams and Leslie Byram, with The Special Needs Planning Center will address:
• Meeting the qualification guidelines for Social Security and Medicaid
• Developing a special needs trust
• Implementing guardianship or an alternatives once your child turns 18
• The coordination of family assests, creating a legacy to provide for and protect your child
• Creating a Continuity of Care Document to prepare guardians and caregivers
Stephanie Breaker, with The Skills to Succeed will discuss the importance of families, schools and providers working together on the belief that everyone can work. Embracing this mindset would change how we often place people in programs without ever working on work-related skills.

Lunch will provided,
a chance to win door prizes and much more!

Important details
• This is a free conference
• Registration ends April 26, 2013
• To register by phone contact 913-287-1970
• A $50 child care voucher is available to parents (who attend the conference all day) and who have a child(ren) with disabilities and/or special health care needs
• If you need special accommodations please notify us two weeks prior to the conference

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/login?referrer=/preview%3Feid%3D6092267135 or call Families Together’s Kansas City office at the number above.


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