MAKING CONNECTIONS NORTH TARRANT
POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBD
Northwest ISD Administration Building
2001 Texan Drive, Justin 76247
Schedule of Events
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
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.
Basic Behavior Management Techniques
Many families with children with disabilities encounter behavior concerns in the home and community, such as not following directions and aggression. Parents and caregivers will obtain information and the understanding of why children engage in behaviors of concern and how to respond to these behaviors. Problem solving examples and strategies that can be implemented in the home will be discussed. By Megan Thompson, PBS Corp.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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
SSI, Medicaid Waiver Programs, Trusts and Wills
Waiver programs, SSI, wills and trusts discussed. By Michael Deguchi, Life Planning for Families of Special Needs