Family Seminar Series 2019

All Seminars are free.  7:00-9:00pm
AHRC Nassau Plainview Center
115 East Bethpage Road, Plainview, NY  11803

For Information:
(516) 293-2016 Ext. 5362

Thursday May 16, 2019
Preserving Quality of Life:  Special Needs Trusts and Estate Planning

Saundra Gumerove, Esq.
Parents and family members of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities will learn why, when, and how they should establish trusts as well as explore the process and benefits of estate planning.

Monday June 10, 2019
Understanding Dementia:  What Every Caregiver Should Know
**Bethpage Public Library – 47 Powell Ave. Bethpage NY

Julie Cannet, MA, BCBA, Assistant Director of Psychology
Erin Marciante, MS, Senior Behavior Intervention Specialist


Come and Learn:
>What dementia looks like
>How it impacts the person
>The relationship between dementia and I/DD (Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities)
>Useful approaches for caregivers

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Self Direction

Kevin Wilbur
The ongoing transformation of OPWDD services means new and exciting changes for the people we support. With the shift from traditional services to non-traditional self-directed services, the people we support have the opportunity to decide what is important to them and who plays key roles in helping them choose the services they want and need. Parents and family members will have a better understanding about this new and exciting program as well as where to get more information about participating in this new program.

Thursday September 19, 2019
Positive Behavior Supports

Parents and family members of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities will learn about the core philosophy and practical use of Positive Behavior Supports. The importance of setting goals and realistic expectations along with exploring the five functions of behaviors will be addressed. Basic behavioral strategies will be discussed.

Thursday October 15, 2019
Benefits and Entitlements

This seminar provides an overview of the benefits and entitlements that are available for family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn the steps necessary to obtain them, the rules that should be followed to maintain them, and the importance of getting just one dollar of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The seminar leaders work every day to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities get their maximum benefits.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Life Decisions Big and Small

Julie Cannet, MA, BCBA, Assistant Director of Psychology
Please join us for this valuable discussion on how you can help your loved one make choices that are important to them.  This seminar will guide you through supporting your loved ones as they make important life decisions.