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After I’m Gone Program

September 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm June 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm EDT

The After I’m Gone Program assists families who have a family member with a disability in
planning for their future when they are no longer able to provide care. This program is offered free of charge by The Arc Western Wayne County and The Arc Northwest Wayne County, funded by The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network.

THURSDAY 6:00PM TO 8:00PM
Letter of Intent
Speaker will discuss the importance of creating a document that will help the future caregivers for your family member.
September 22, 2022 & February 16, 2023

Estate Planning
Speaker will discuss the importance of establishing an estate plan to handle the future needs of your son or daughter with a disability. Topics include Special Needs Trust, Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate designations, Wills and Letters of Intent.
October 6, 2022 & March 2, 2023

Social Security Programs
Speaker will discuss the Social Security programs available to your family member with a disability including SSI, SSDI and DAC, the application process, and what to do if denied.
October 13, 2022 & March 16, 2023

DHHS Programs
Speaker will discuss the program and services available to your family member with a disability, including Medicaid, DAC, Food Assistance, and Adult Home Help.
November 3, 2022

Person Centered Planning and Self-Determination
Speaker will discuss how to use Person Centered Planning and Self-Determination to support your family member with a disability to live the life they want in their community.
November 17, 2022 & March 30, 2023

Supported Decision Making
Speaker will discuss the various options for supporting people in making important
decisions, such as Power of Attorney, Representative Payee, and Trusts.
December 1, 2022 & April 13, 2023

Transition Planning
Speaker will discuss the legal requirements of IEPs regarding transition planning, career
and interest assessments, student, family and school responsibilities, community resources, and how to make a smooth transition from school to post school life.
January 5, 2023 & April 20, 2023

Your Rights When Receiving Mental Health Services
Speaker will discuss Michigan’s Mental Health Code and the other laws that safeguard your rights, when receiving mental health services.
January 19, 2023 & May 4, 2023

Housing Options
Speaker will discuss the various community living options available beyond group homes with support from the mental health system. A panel will talk about their personal
experiences living independently in the community.
February 2, 2023 & May 18, 2023

ABLE Accounts
Speaker will discuss the MiABLE savings accounts which provide eligible individuals the opportunity to save and fund a variety of qualified expenses without jeopardizing their entitlements.
June 1, 2023

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