SNC provides educational workshops for parents and families of special needs individuals on topics ranging from benefits, guardianship, managing behaviors, advocacy, legal matters, and more.
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Join us as we discuss the basics of financial planning for special needs families. Learn about incorporating SSI into your financial plan and funding options for Special Needs Trusts.
Recorded November 6, 2023
Join us for an introduction to Unlock GA, the grassroots coalition that’s fighting for you! We’ll discuss advocacy efforts regarding increasing wages for direct support professionals and NOW/COMP waivers. Learn how families and self-advocates can stay informed on I/DD issues and get involved in legislative advocacy.
Recorded October 18, 2023
In this two-part series, we are joined by the best special needs summer camps that Cobb County and metro Atlanta have to offer: Camp Big Heart, Focus, Lekotek Georgia, Cobb County PARKS, Tommy Nobis Center, Great Prospects, Shepherds College Preview Experience, Autism Improvised, and Spectrum Autism Support Group. Come away ready to register your special needs loved one for the best summer ever!
Kid Camper Session Recorded March 8, 2023
Adult Camper Session Recorded March 9, 2023
Join Special Needs Cobb and presenter Anna Maki for this highly requested presentation on the NOW/COMP Waiver and Family Support. Learn how these programs can help you support your special needs loved one and how to apply! During this session we review the eligibility criteria for the NOW/COMP waiver and discuss the application process, “most in need” criteria, and the process for once a waiver is awarded.
Recorded October 3, 2022
Join Special Needs Cobb and presenters Kelly Bramblett and Joy Gaines from Cobb County School District for this presentation on online safety for special needs teens and young adults. Learn about the most popular games and apps and discuss tips and programs you can use to keep your special needs loved ones safe.
Recorded September 8, 2022
In this session, we’ll review Social Security basics, including the differences between SSI and SSDI, eligibility requirements, and different classifications of Medicaid.
Recorded August 22, 2022
As parents, we all want to ensure that our children are cared for in every possible way. For the parents of a child with special needs, planning for that child’s long-term care is especially challenging. The purpose of this discussion is to explain the means test that applies to many state and federal benefits, and to walk parents through the estate planning options that will allow them to set aside assets for their child without endangering the child’s ability to receive those benefits. Special needs trusts play a large role in this type of planning; we discuss the most commonly used types of special needs trusts and when each of them is appropriate.
Recorded May 19, 2022
In this session, we discuss the importance of benefits as part of the long-term plan to care for a child with special needs. We begin with a description of means-tested benefits such as SSI and Medicaid, and move on to benefits that the child can anticipate qualifying for later in life.
Recorded April 14, 2022