Family STAR Talks with the Expert – Understanding Special Needs Trusts

Join Family STAR for a conversation about Special Needs Trusts. Special Needs Trusts safeguard your personal assets and provide for the comforts of life that public benefits don’t cover. A Special Needs Trust is a legal contract under Federal law, in which someone (trustee) agrees to hold assets (money and/or property) for the benefit of a disabled individual. This type of trust provides the disabled individual with resources you can use to pay for special or supplemental needs while preserving your eligibility for government benefits, particularly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. We will discuss what you need to know and how to approach the process in this presentation.

Helping With Homework an AI Presentation

Please join our AI presenter for an informative webinar about helping your child with homework. Is getting homework done more of a chore for you rather than your child? You’re not alone! Most children avoid doing their homework. If you’ve ever wondered how to help your child do homework without a struggle, this presentation will show you how! Join us for a great discussion on new and fun tips for helping children with their homework and how to be supportive of their educational efforts.

Polk County Public Schools Learning Support Symposium

Polk County Public Schools Learning Support Symposium Learning Support Division encourages families to join us for our annual symposium. The Learning Support Division department leaders will be sharing information on supports and services available to students from the Behavior & Mental Health, ESE and Student Services departments. Attendees may choose two sessions to attend.

Topics include:

  • Transition services for students with disabilities after high school
  • Supporting students and families with autism
  • Understanding secondary trauma
  • Dealing with challenging behaviors
  • Importance of caregiver respite

Tips for Caregiver Stress & Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but it also involves many stressors: changes in the family dynamic, household disruption, financial pressure, and the added workload. So, is it any wonder that caregivers are some of the people most prone to burnout? Managing the stress levels in your life is just as important as making sure your family member gets to the doctor’s appointment or takes their medication on time.

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