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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019  10 AM - 2 PM

Pat May Center, 1849 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022

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Breakout Sessions NT

10 A.M.

Exhibitor Hall Opens

Visit with a variety of Exhibitors providing services and resources for people with disabilities and their families.

10:30 - 11:30 A.M.

Breakout Session 1 
Breakout descriptions

Choose to attend a breakout session on:

  • Guardianship, Alternatives and the Law

  • Understanding the ABLE Account: Saving for your child's future

  • Life Planning Nuts and Bolts

12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

Breakout Session 2

Choose to attend a breakout session on:

  • Self-Advocacy and Education

  • Understanding the ABLE Account: Saving for your child's future (earlier session repeated)

  • Life Planning Nuts and Bolts (earlier session repeated)

2:00 P.M.

Exhibitor Hall Closes


Schedule of Events

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Breakout Sessions:

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

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