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Advocating in Advance: Planning for an Adult's Lifetime

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(PHP Offices) Sobrato Center for Nonprofits

1400 Parkmoor Avenue

San Jose, CA 95126

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Planning for the future for your son or daughter is a daunting task. The presentations at this live event will assist you in finding answers and options for planning.

This event focuses on those with developmental disabilities with or without regional center services.

Join us for robust discussions, gain clarity on areas of concerns, and discover options.

Parents Helping Parents with support from Life Services Alternatives invite you to learn with us.

Keynote: Successful Community Living

Clarissa Kripke, MD, FAAFP, Clinical Professor. Director, Developmental Primary Care, UCSF Family and Community Medicine

Today, most adults with developmental disabilities live independently with supports or with their family. People with disabilities want full acceptance. They want full access to work, housing, community life, and the opportunity to direct their own lives. Their supporters and caregivers also have a right to maximize their potential. This talk reviews best practices for successful community living, and models of health care and service delivery for people with complex support needs.


Stan Zeto, Acting Executive Director

An ABLE account is a tax-advantaged savings account that can be established for the benefit of qualified individuals with disabilities. Contributions to the account, currently limited to $14,000 per year, can be made by family, friends, or the beneficiary themselves. The account’s earnings are allowed to accumulate tax-free, and the withdrawals, provided they are applied to qualifying disability expenses, are tax-free. One of the biggest benefits of the ABLE account is that the savings held in the account, up to a current $100,000 limit, is not counted against the $2,000 limit on personal assets for individuals to qualify for public benefits.

Out of Home Options Provider Panel

Come and find out what options exist and the differences between them. Representatives from each area will provide a brief overview of the options listed below. Followed by a brief Q&A period.

  • Co-Ops
  • Supported Living Services
  • Residential Care Homes
  • Intentional Communities
  • Parent-Directed Services
  • Self-Determination

Keynote: Lunch Speaker

Innovative Medical psychiatric treatment options, the latest advances of the 21st century.

Saad Shakir, M.D.

Dr. Shakir is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also is a Diplomate and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Supported Decision Making

Clarissa Kripke, M.D.

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) empowers adults with disabilities to name supporters to help them make medical decisions so they can be directly involved in their own care. It is based on the understanding that people with disabilities have the same right as everyone else to direct their own lives. Research shows that people with disabilities who have more control over their lives have better life outcomes, including improved health, welfare, and independence. This talk introduces SDM principles and how to implement them in medical settings.


SSI/SSDI – Help!
Hatixhe Grbeshi, Santa Clara Law Group

A benefits overview with ample opportunity for questions and answers. Ms. Grbeshi, holds a Juris Doctor degree [J.D.] and is a Mental Health Rehab Specialist, MHRS; a most experienced an valuable advocate for you.


Medi-Cal Planning to Preserve Your Estate
Roy Litherland, Elder Law Attorney

  • The real look-back gifting rules are not what you think!
  • Preserve Medi-Cal eligibility and avoid loss of your family home!
  • How proper planning can Protect Your Assets!
  • Why traditional Living Trusts won’t help with Nursing Home Costs!
  • The difference between immediate need and long term planning.


Lunch is Included in Registration Fee.

Parents of Regional Center Clients may request funding to attend this conference. Contact your child's service coordinator to request this. Provide the following information:

PHP's SARC Vendor # ZS0105
Service Code: 102 Fee: $120 (Regional Center is unable to utilized the member rate)

*agenda is subject to change*

If you prefer not to use online registration, please print this and send your check to:

Parents Helping Parents
1400 Parkmoor Av Ste 100
San Jose CA 95126

Seating is limited. Register early to ensure your attendance.

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