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Professionals Empowering Parents (PEP)
Special Needs Symposium
February 11, 2017
8:30am -- Coffee and Introductions
9:00- 10:00am -- Self-Compassion for Special Needs Families
Dr. Maggie Benedict-Montgomery
Self-compassion has been found to reduce parenting stress and promote well-being for caretakers. Join us in a discussion of self-compassion for special needs families.
10:10 – 11:10am -- Understanding Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
Colleen Arnold, M.S.
This training will discuss the why and when of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and it will give the critical factors to consider when writing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).
11:20-12:20 -- California ABLE Act
Ruth Holton-Hodson, CA Treasurer’s Office
The new ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities that will not affect their eligibility for SSI, Medicaid and other public benefits.
12:20-1:00pm -- Lunch Break/ Mingle with Presenters
1:00-2:00pm -- Conservatorships
Alexis Lynch, Attorney at Law
This workshop will provide an overview of what conservatorship entails and the steps necessary for being appointed a conservator through the local courts.
2:10-3:10pm -- Transition for Independent Living and Integrated Employment
Abby Yim, Executive Director Integrated Community Services
This workshop will discuss what resources are available in Marin County for transition age youth seeking employment and independent living along with some ways to start laying the groundwork with children before they are ready to work or move out.