Futures Planning on August 30- Understanding Special Education

Futures Planning – On the third Thursday of almost every month Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts for The Arc of NoVa Special Needs Trust Program, (SNT) and her guests present the tools to consider when developing a plan for the future to families, siblings, adults with disabilities, and others interested.

Next workshop: Thursday, August 30 | 10:00 am – 12 pm

Topic: Understanding Special Education

At this workshop: 

-Identify your child’s learning strengths and challenges as well as organize your important information about your child so it will be helpful in educational planning

-Learn the seven phases of the special education process

– Identify the specific actions you may take during the special education process

–Familiarize yourself with due process rights and learn ways to work as partners with teacher and other school personnel.

Speaker: Jessie Valdez

Jessie Valdez joins PEATC after working collaboratively for several years with doctors and schools to get the care and services needed for a daughter with both a rare disease and special educational needs. She has a passion for helping children with special needs reach their full potential in life and wants to share the knowledge she’s gained with families facing these challenges for the first time. Jessie earned her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University and currently serves as the Outreach

Workshop is FREE 
$10 donation appreciated


Workshop is FREE 
$10 donation appreciated


Location:  ALLY Advocacy Center | 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
Questions: Contact Eileen Shaffer: eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org


Future Topics:

September 20: Creative Housing Options: Panel Discussion 

October 18: DD Waivers

November 15: Managing Real Estate in a Special Needs Trust 

December 13: Social Security Benefits