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    • LAJAC Knowledge Is Power Workshop

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 13034 Saticoy Street North Hollywood, CA
    • Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
    • Contact Email: lajac@jewishla.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8105
    • Description: Join LAJAC in the Valley for a workshop featuring Ariana Cernius, Skadden Fellow (Attorney) at Bet Tzedek Legal Serv ...read moreJoin LAJAC in the Valley for a workshop featuring Ariana Cernius, Skadden Fellow (Attorney) at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, that will help you make the most out of your or your loved ones’ benefits. The Full Benefit: How to Obtain and Maintain Benefits for People with Special Needs will teach you about: SSI and SSDI basics Eligibility for government benefits Common Issues that arise for SSI recipients with I/DDs Maintaining a healthy relationship with your SSI benefits Sarah Blitzstein, MSW, MAJCS, and Director of JFS { HaMercaz, will also present about the Regional Center’s offerings to help you make the most of your benefits. Stay for a Q&A session to hear Ariana and Sarah address frequently asked questions regarding benefits navigation. Parents, guardians, and caregivers are welcome to attend this valuable workshop to gain practical knowledge that will help improve quality of life. This event is free and refreshments will be provided, but RSVP is required. Sign up today! Please request any accommodation needs in advance by emailing LAJAC@JewishLA.org or calling (323) 761-8105. Who: Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center What: The Full Benefit: How to Obtain and Maintain Benefits for People with Special Needs When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Where: ETTA, 13034 Saticoy Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605 read less
    • Communicating Effectively for Special Needs Adults and Teens

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, CA
    • Age Group: Adults and Teens
    • Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    • Contact Email: gdicker@jfsla.org
    • Description: Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm Join us for this class where we’ll learn about communication, mindfu ...read moreTuesday, July 30, 2019, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm Join us for this class where we’ll learn about communication, mindfulness, and self-advocacy. We will meet at Temple Judea 5429 Lindley Ave. in Tarzana read less
    • Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 450 Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: Do you live in Los Angeles County and have a loved one with a serious disability? Have you been meaning to set aside ...read moreDo you live in Los Angeles County and have a loved one with a serious disability? Have you been meaning to set aside money for that person but don’t know how? With seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, we have launched a Pooled Special Needs Trust which will provide supplemental financial support over and above government benefits, and peace of mind for you. Our Pooled Special Needs Trust helps to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are able to obtain the highest possible quality of life, by leveraging the power of pooled investments to assist with financial security. Pooled Special Needs Trusts are an excellent, affordable alternative to stand-alone special needs trusts for families who want to set aside some money for their loved one with a disability but can’t afford the costly set-up and annual fees associated with a stand-alone trust, and are also seeking a trustee who understands the needs of people with disabilities and also has in-depth knowledge of the local community. read less
    • Temple Etz Chaim Presents: Parents of Special Needs Children Support Group

    • Address: 1080 Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA
    • Description: The group will meet every other Saturday from 9:00-11:00am: A Place where you can share thoughts and feelings and ta ...read moreThe group will meet every other Saturday from 9:00-11:00am: A Place where you can share thoughts and feelings and talk about your experience as a parent of a special needs child. Led by Joyce Levy Katz, MFT and mother of a special needs child. This Thousand Oaks group will take place at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, contact Joyce Levy Katz at 818-701-2040 or the temple office at 805-497-6891. read less