Events

November 13th, 2017

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

United Way Caregivers Coalition invites you to attend this special presentation addressing supportive housing options. We will have expert speakers, including a family member sharing an experience about overcoming housing challenges for a loved one, and Rose House’s Community Living Program. We will also have wonderful community providers with resources to help guide families through an often-challenging process.

Join us as Linda C. Lucas, CEO; Rebecca Lorusso, Director of Residential Services; and Melissa Soules, Senior Director of Support Program Services with The Arc of Essex County discuss supportive housing, options, and ways to access those options.

See below for additional information and how to register.

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November 15th, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) serves as New Jersey’s federally funded assistive technology project through a sub-contract with New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Its purpose is to assist individuals in overcoming barriers in the system and making assistive technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities throughout the state.

Learn about the project and how you can participate by tuning in to this webinar.  For additional information and to register, click here.

November 16th, 2017

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginning on January 1, 2018, there will be some changes in Medicare Part D, the federal drug benefit that is used by most dual eligibles (persons who have both Medicaid and Medicare) to obtain their prescription medications. 

This webinar is for everyone who wants to know about Medicare Part D for the dual eligibles, including employees of provider agencies serving people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), staff from DDD, family members, and health care professionals. The webinar will discuss the details of the changes and how they will affect individuals with developmental disabilities who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. 

For additional information and to register, click here.

November 21st, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute as they discuss the importance of self-advocacy and planning for adult life.

For additional information and to register, click here.

December 6th, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. Millions of individuals with disabilities depend on a wide variety of public benefits for income, health care, food and housing assistance. Eligibility for these public benefits (SSI, SNAP, Medicaid) require reporting no more than $2,000 in cash savings, retirement funds and other items of significant value.  

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 eligibility requirements and how ABLE Accounts can help when planning for the future.

For additional information and to register, click here.