Family Resource Day 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
We invite you to attend presentations of interest, network with other families and browse our vendor exhibits of information and services available to you and your family. Our annual FREE event will take place at Arc of Westchester’s Gleeson-Israel Gateway Center, 265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532.
We will be offering four seminars that will address many issues that are of interest and importance to you and your family. We will also hold on ongoing technology session will demonstrate digital literacy products and Apps that can assist in everyday tasks.
Experts in the field will present these seminars.
SEMINARS OF INTEREST
KEYNOTE PANEL: 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Supported Decision Making & Guardianship
A panel of attorneys will share some alternatives to guardianship and discuss the Supported Decision Making New York Pilot Project.
SEMINAR #1 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Transitioning from High School
What you should know about transitioning from high school to the adultworld. A panel discussion made up of parents and individuals will share their personal stories and suggestions.
SEMINAR #2 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Partners Health Plan (PHP)
An overview of a new, not-for-profit managed care plan. PHP Care Complete FIDA-IDD is dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities live the life they choose.
SEMINAR #3 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OPWDD Front Door Class
OPWDD’s Front Door process overview on accessing services. This seminar will fulfill the required 2-hour class for families seeking eligibility. It will guide you with what has changed and what you need to know to become eligible for services.
TECHNOLOGY WALK-IN SESSION - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
This ongoing session will share emerging trends in digital literacy projects available to your family through Arc of Westchester and The Arc of the U.S. Explore some hands-on APPS that can assist in everyday tasks.