SENATOR LANZA TO HOST ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR

SENATOR LANZA TO HOST ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR

Written on 04/27/2018

Senator Andrew Lanza and the JCC of Staten Island are sponsoring the annual Special Needs Resource Fair: “What Every Caregiver Should Know” on Friday May 11, 2018 from 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. There will be over sixty exhibitors in addition to panel discussions, roundtables, seminars, and individual meetings with specialists. 

Every year, hundreds of Staten Islanders attend this informative session to learn about the resources available to their loved ones. Thanks to recent legislation, a new tax-free savings account is now available to help people with disabilities maintain their health, independence and quality of life. The “NY ABLE” program provides families and individuals with a secure and practical way to save and invest funds without jeopardizing their eligibility for many important disability-related benefits, including SSI and Medicaid. More information regarding NY ABLE and other important programs will be available at the Special Needs Resource Fair. A copy of the event flyer is attached:

 

Presentation Schedule:

Time

 

 

Presentation Topics

 

 

9:30am  

 

 

Protective planning for long-term care of adults and children with special needs

 

 

10:00am 

 

 

Higher Education programs at the College of Staten Island: Offering the college experience to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 

 

10:30am 

 

 

New York Public Library: Fitness and nutritional needs programming

 

 

11:00am 

 

 

Roundtable Discussion: The NY ABLE Program

 

 

11:30am

 

 

ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disorders Q&A about Neuropsychology

 

 

12:00pm 

 

 

Teaching students with disabilities to travel independently on public transportation​ 

 

 

 

  Where:       Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

                            1466 Manor Road

 

   When:        Friday, May 11, 2018 

                         9:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m.