This workshop will address the unique needs that families have in planning for the financial and legal future of their relative with a developmental disability. Topics will include: Negotiating the Social Security Maze; Preserving Eligibility for Government Benefits through Proper Estate Planning; Special Needs Trusts; Guardianship and Less Restrictive Alternatives-The Implications for Consent; Health Care Proxies (Advance Directives); and Selecting a Knowledgeable Attorney.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Theresa M. Varnet, M.S.W., J.D.
Terrie has been an advocate for persons with disabilities for over 40 years. In addition to being a certified teacher, licensed social worker and graduate of the DePaul University College of Law, she is the parent of an adult daughter with a disability. Her experiences include work in the area of in-service training of families, special educators and other professionals. She specializes in probate and estate planning for people with disabilities.
When & Where
The Arc of Illinois
The Arc of Illinois is a non-profit organization committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.