Schedule of Events
The ABLE Account
An ABLE Account is a tax-advantaged savings account to help individuals with disabilities save money. Learn how Texans with disabilities can to save up to $15,000 per year for disability-related expenses without losing eligibility under SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and other means-tested public benefits. By Anna Mallett, ABLE Outreach Specialist, Texas Comptrollers Office
Life Planning Nuts and Bolts
The many steps in preparing for your child’s future. Waiver programs, SSI, wills and trusts discussed. By TJ Kroehle, Texas Life Planning
Guardianship and Alternatives: What is Best for My Child?
An overview of the laws applicable to guardianship in Texas, the evidence and standard of proof needed to obtain a guardianship and the many alternatives to guardianship. By Judge Chris Ponder, Tarrant County Probate 1 Court.
Self Advocacy and Education
The intent of this workshop is to teach youth (age 8th grade to 26 years) with disabilities how to self-advocate. Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination. By Shannon Rosson, Regional Coordinator, Partners Resource Network