WEDNESDAY MARCH 18, 2020: 10 THINGS TO HELP YOU IN 2020

Eric Jorgensen is a Special Needs Advisor, a role he created after he lost his wife to a sudden illness and grew frustrated at the difficulty of navigating the maze of services his son needs. As a Special Needs Advisor his focus is helping families understand what they need to do for their child(ren), providing an individualized roadmap for every client.

In this presentation he will touch on the 10 most frequent topics he encounters with clients – risk management, parents’ goal setting (giving themselves permission to have a life), parents’ retirement, public benefits after 18, next steps after 18 (guardianship, selfdirection, etc), Social Security, college planning, taxes, estate planning & ABLE accounts.

Day and Time: 3/18/2020 at 7:00 PM

Location: The Katherine Thomas School 9975 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850

RSVP: Shelley McGinness ktsworkshops@ttlc.org

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2020: MONTGOMERY COLLEGE WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Please join us for a presentation by Karla Nabors about the Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs and services offered
through Montgomery College for students with disabilities. Learn about how Montgomery College helps students with their initial college experiences, through
participation in the Graduate Transition Program, Challenge courses, specialized Driver Education classes and much more.

Day and Time: 2/26/2020 at 7:00 PM

Location: The Katherine Thomas School 9975 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850

RSVP: Shelley McGinness ktsworkshops@ttlc.org

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2019: BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL FOR D.C. FAMILIES

Sandy Bernstein, the Legal Director at Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services, will discuss vocational and other support services available to DC residents with disabilities when they leave high school. The training will focus on the services available from the D.C. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the D.C. Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and how to access those services. Sandy is an attorney with two decades of experience advocating on behalf of people with disabilities and will share tips on how your child can obtain quality supports and financial assistance from these D.C. programs.

Day and Time: 12/11/2019 at 6:30 PM

Location: Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016

RSVP: Shelley McGinness ktsworkshops@ttlc.org

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2019: BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL…WHAT LIES AHEAD (PART 2)

Please join us to learn about transitioning to adult services after High School including, independent living and vocational programs for transitioning youth, funding sources such as the Developmental Disabilities Administration and the Division of Rehabilitation Services, and the admissions process from the initial intake to the first day of services. Learn about how The Outcomes Service can provide structure and support for your son or daughter as they transition from school and continue their journey with further education, employment, and living independently.

Day and Time: 11/07/2019 at 7PM

Location: The Katherine Thomas School 9975 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850

RSVP: Shelley McGinness ktsworkshops@ttlc.org

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2019: BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL…WHAT LIES AHEAD (PART 1)

Amanda Lindsell, Transition Specialist at KTHS, will be discussing Maryland state funded services including vocational services (after high school and while in high school) through the Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) and Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). She will clarify what these services cover, and what you need to be thinking about and preparing for now, rather than closer to graduation.

Day and Time: 10/23/2019 at 7PM

Location: The Katherine Thomas School 9975 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850

RSVP: Shelley McGinness ktsworkshops@ttlc.org