Information is POWER!! Learn how you can help your child at FOCUS + Fragile Kids conference and workshops!
2018 SPRING WORKSHOPS
All workshops are held at the FOCUS + Fragile Kids office,3825 Presidential Parkway, Suite 103, Atlanta 30340
March 9, 10 am to noon. Your Dependent with Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure. Families with children and other dependents with special needs, no matter what the age or disability, face many serious questions about how to best prepare for their future well-being. This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating Special Needs Trusts and the importance of a Will. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved one’s wellbeing today…..and tomorrow. Speaker: Pamela Hoppe.
March 15, 10 am to 11:30 am. SSI – Understanding the Standard for Child SSI. Would your child qualify for disability? Including an overview of the general process for qualifying. Speaker: Sara Khaki
March 24, 10 am to 12:30 pm. NOW/COMP How to Apply. Heidi Moore will provide information on the New Options Waiver (NOW) and the Comprehensive Supports Waiver (COMP). Heidi will explain how to apply, the services available, and more.
March 24, 1 pm – 2:30 pm. Home Modification 101. Craig Smith will provide information on the basics of how to modify your home for your child.
April 11, 10 am to 11:30 am. Guardianship: Pros and Cons. Mark E. Biernath and Heather Nadler will discuss pros and cons to obtaining guardianship for your child.
April 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Deeming Waiver How to Apply. Debbie Dobbs will do a hands on walk through of the Deeming Waiver/Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver paperwork. Participants will leave with all of the knowledge they need to fill out the paperwork and will understand the eligibility criteria. Participants will also receive information on additional funding sources.
May 3, 10 am to Noon. IEP Basics & Parental Rights Under IDEA. This informative and highly interactive workshop is designed to answer your questions! Learn your rights under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in easy to understand terms, instruct you in IEP basics and share tips to navigate the IEP process. Speaker Allison Vrolijk
May 9, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Guardianship: Let’s Get The Petition Ready to File. The purpose of this workshop is to help families prepare a petition to file for the Appointment of a Guardian of an Adult. This workshop is not for those who are trying to decide if they need/want to do a guardianship, this workshop is for those who have determined that they need or want to do a guardianship for their adult child. The adult child must be diagnosed with a developmental disability (this is not for mental health guardianship). Seating is limited so those in attendance will be able to get their petitions in order and be prepared to file. If you register please be mindful that we may have had to tell others they could not attend because space was full. SEATING IS LIMITED. Speakers: Mark Biernath and Heather Nadler.
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. NOW / COMP Waivers: How to Apply.
Heidi Moore will provide information on the New Options Waiver (NOW) and the Comprehensive Supports Waiver (COMP). Heidi will explain how to apply, the services available, and more. Speaker: Heidi Moore
All workshops are held at the FOCUS + Fragile Kids office,
3825 Presidential Parkway, Suite 103, Atlanta 30340
The annual conference is in January of each year. FOCUS + Fragile Kids invites professionals to speak on various topics to speak at the Annual Education Conference and help parents (and other professionals) find the information they need! Representatives from community agencies will exhibit so participants can learn about services, such as respite care, therapy groups, assistive technology, and adapted equipment. Parents enjoy a day of networking with professionals, community agencies, and other parents and learn valuable information to help their child…..and their family. There is a small fee to cover the cost of the conference, but scholarships are available for those with financial need.
Does your company or organization want to exhibit at our conference? Call Jill at 770-234-9111 or email at [email protected].