Calling all Extension professionals – Learn how you can better support families within your state and local communities who may be caring for an individual with disabilities. OneOp is providing a professional development webinar for family support providers at 11:00 a.m. ET on August 24, 2022 to discuss ‘Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts’ and the different options available for individuals with disabilities. RSVP here to learn more.
Webinar presenter, Alison Packard, with Packard Law firm in San Antonio, TX, is a special needs planning attorney and focuses on estate planning, guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, general probate work and government benefits eligibility.
Packard will discuss how special needs trust differ from other trusts and examine the use of ABLE accounts and describe the strengths and limitations of this special needs planning tool. The presenter will also compare the effectiveness of ABLE accounts versus special needs trusts in maintaining eligibility for needs-based government benefits, avoiding Medicaid paybacks, providing alternatives to guardianships, and offering long-term financial strategies for families.
For those Extension professionals looking for continuing education credit, this webinar will provide 1.0 CE credit for Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE), Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA), Case Managers, and Financial Counselors.
Prepare Before You Attend
As Extension professionals we tend to appreciate when a ‘read-ahead’ or resources are handy the day of a training. Below are some items that will be helpful to review or share with your families in your county or community.
- The Importance of Estate Planning
- Social Security and Disability 101
- The Changing World of Medicaid
- Medicare Changes in 2022: What Providers Need to Know
OneOp is a free and open-access multidisciplinary professional development resource for providers serving military families. Our ongoing collaboration with DoD and the Land Grant University System uniquely positions us as a professional home for family service providers affiliated with DoD, Cooperative Extension, and other agencies and nonprofits.