September 26th, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility is determined on a month by month basis. If you or your loved ones receive benefits from Social Security, you have a legal obligation to report changes, which could affect eligibility for SSI benefits and Medicaid.

Hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by David Vinokurov, District Manager for the New Jersey Social Security Administration Office in Trenton, attendees will learn how to report changes for your SSI benefits and avoiding SSI overpayments and underpayments.

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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As we grow older, we should continue to grow and develop our skills and interests, and we can continue to live well, happily, and healthfully. But, getting older also creates challenges that we should plan for. These challenges may include staying active and engaged, paying our expenses when we stop working, and addressing changes in body and mind. In addition, people should plan for how decisions will be made in this part of life and make sure that they have the skills and support they need to age successfully. 

In this webinar, Dr. Kathie Bishop will review the aging process and discuss what successful aging looks like for people with I/DD. Kathie will address planning and skill-building to support people with complex medical needs and adults with I/DD who experience cognitive or functioning loss, possibly related to dementia. Dr. Bishop will also describe how people with I/DD and their families can work together to advocate to and with health care professionals to make sure that they receive needed medical care and that their wishes are carried out.

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September 28th, 2017

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Save the date for the fourth annual Uncorked & Uncapped:  Wine, Beer, and Food Fest!  This event will take place on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, NJ.  Additional details and registration will be available mid-2017 at

October 10th, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reaching the age of majority (18 years of age) means under state law, an individual is no longer a minor. As such, the person has the right and responsibility to make legal choices. For some young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this can be an exciting opportunity for increased independence. However, there may be concerns about how to best support a person's self- determination when making life decisions such as health care or in financial management.

Hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by Robin Shaffert, Senior Executive of Individual and Family Supports at The Arc of the U.S., attendees will learn both informal and legal options to help assist young adults with I/DD in decision making.

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October 17th, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute as they discuss state services for children under 21 and transition into the system of adult services for 21+. We will give an overview on the importance of SSI and Medicaid.

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