Educating Parents: “Thinking Beyond One Day at a Time”: A Comprehensive FREE Special Education Law and Financial Planning Workshop

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December 05, 2012


Wilton Family YMCA




Event description: Featured Speakers: Attorney Lawrence W. Berliner, Special Education and Disability Law, Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC, Westport and Guilford, CT

Stephen Ehrens, CPA, CLTC, Financial Advisor Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Fairfield, CT

This workshop will help parents articulate concerns and visions for their child and help them begin to develop strategies to achieve their goals.

The workshop will focus on 10 starting points

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW: • Pursuing your child’s basic educational rights • IEP’s: Understanding goals and objectives and maximizing the effectiveness for your child • PPT’s: How to prepare, organize and strategize for every PPT meeting including the annual review • How to sharpen your parent advocacy skills • What steps to take when your child is achieving below his/her potential

FINANCIAL PLANNING: • Special Needs trusts – why planning is key for the future and lifetime of your child • Learning how to compose a letter of intent • Providing an array of financial solutions to meet your expectations • Your child’s eligibility for benefits: SSI, Medicaid, and more • Preparing for taxes: Guidelines for special needs families

Registration is required due to limited space. Contact Gloria Bass, Special Needs Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator at the Wilton Family YMCA at or (203)-762-8384, ext. 207

For more information, please visit

Address: 404 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Phone: (203)-762-8384, ext. 207