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Date(s) - 09/28/2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Rockford Program Center for Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts


Presented by:
Brian Rubin, Attorney/Parent
Sherri Schneider, QIDP/Parent
Benjamin Rubin, Attorney/Sibling


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

9:05 – 10:20 a.m. – Government Benefits, presented by Sherri Schneider

♥ The who, what, where, when, why and how of Government Benefits, including SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare

10:20 – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Special Needs Estate & Future Planning presented by: Brian Rubin and Benjamin Rubin

♥ The who, what, where, when, why and how of:


¨ Special Needs Estate Planning including: types of and appropriate uses of Special Needs Trusts, Gifting by Grandparents and extended family members, the impact of divorce and child support on government benefits, determining the appropriate amount to leave;

¨ Children’s Waiver for children under 18;

¨ Guardianships and Alternatives;

¨ Planning for when school years are over, when the bus stops coming and navigating the maze of Adult Services (Adult Waiver, In-Home, Residential, Supported Employment, Sheltered Employment, Developmental Training);

¨ The impact of the Ligas Class Action Law Suit and Affordable Care Act;

¨ The “ABLE” Account;

¨ Providing guidance, education and information for the “Future Team”;

¨ The “sibling” perspective.

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. – Questions and Answers

Hosted by The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties – 815-965-3455

Held at:  Rockford Program Center for Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, 7194 Vandiver Rd., Rockford, IL 61112

To register, please go to: https://the-arc-of-illinois.networkforgood.com/events/7955-planning-for-the-future-for-children-and-adults-with-intellectual-and-or-developmental-disabilities

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