MAKING CONNECTIONS WEST TARRANT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
10 AM - 2 PM
Education Service Center Region 11
1451 South Cherry Lane, White Settlement, TX 76108
Schedule of Events
Sexual Health Education and Puberty
Going through puberty can be just as challenging for parents and caregivers as it is for their children. This session will offer information to help parents and youth develop supportive bonds during the physical and emotional changes brought on by puberty. By Dr. Michael J Parker, PhD, Senior Clinical Director; Dr. Laura Golden, PhD; and James Turnage, M.A, LPC-S, My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
Being self-determined means making things happen in your own life instead of having others do things to or for you. Self-determination is choosing and setting your own goals; it’s advocating on your own behalf, being involved in problem solving and making decisions. Learn strategies to assist your son, daughter or yourself in developing self-determination skills. By John McNaught, Co-State Coordinator, TTAC, James Madison University
Accessing Services through My Health My Resources (MHMR)
As the State’s Local IDD Authority (LIDDA), MHMR is the first point of contact for families looking for services. Learn about Texas’ interest lists, options and benefits, and the criteria for services. By Stephanie Morris, Parent and Family Advocate, My Health My Resources of Tarrant County.
Special Plans for a Special Life
Caregivers have many concerns and responsibilities in the care for their loved one. How does one plan for their finances, daily physical care, emotional support, medical and education needs, housing and transportation needs, or attendants for legal matters? Learn how to make special plans and estate plans that will not disqualify your loved one from government assistance programs. By Alyssa Glick, Capital Wealth Strategies
Medicaid Waivers & Interest List, what are they and how do they work?
Medicaid Waiver Programs allow the state to use funds for home and community-based services and supports for people with disabilities. These programs provide funding supports such as a personal attendant, respite, therapies, adaptive aids, home and vehicle modifications, etc. Learn how to get your name on the interest list, what programs are available and why it is important. Presenter: Elizabeth Dalglish, HHSC
The ABLE Account: A Tax-advantaged savings
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
Complimentary Lunch and Learn Sessions:
Guardianship: Rush to the Courthouse or Last Resort? Most useful for families with children over 14
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 Ponder, Tarrant County Probate 1 Court.
Partnership with a Purpose. Benefiting families with school-age children
This session is designed to help families of children with disabilities understand the importance of collaboration and partnerships. Participants will gain an awareness of community and school-based resources available to assist with the development of children from early childhood to adulthood. Participants will also learn the importance of utilizing planning tools to ensure there is a continuum of support for them and their children. By Michael Pogue, Director of Special Programs, White Settlement ISD
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