NSPAC meetings: Transition Planning 11/4, Special needs estate planning 11/6, and Assistive Technology 12/4

The Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) is promoting more meetings this fall.

Coming up next week are meetings to help parents with important advice on planning. The first is an annual discussion about planning for students to prepare for eventual graduation. The second brings in an attorney to talk through trusts and other issues around estate planning.

Next month, the district will talk about Assistive Technology. Here are more details.

November 4: Basic Rights: Transition Planning (for IEP students ages 14-22) presented by the Federation of Children with Special Needs. Northborough Library, 34 Main Street, 6-8 pm. This workshop will provide an overview of the transition planning process for youth with disabilities ages 14-22 on IEPs. RSVP required at nspac1@gmail.com.

NSPAC Nov 6 flyer
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November 6: NSPAC General Meeting. Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, 10 am. Guest speaker: Attorney Amanda Mulhall. Topic: Special needs estate planning. Topics to be covered include: Guardianship-How to name guardians while your children are minors and whether it’s appropriate after the child turns 18; Asset Planning-What is a Trust and what is the difference between a First Party and Third Party Trust; Supplemental Needs Trusts-How parents can ensure that their child remains eligible for government benefits; Pooled Trusts-An alternative option for families without substantial assets or who want a low cost professional Trustee; ABLE Accounts-How to put money away for your child’s future without risking his or her eligibility for government benefits. RSVP required, please email nspac1@gmail.com.

December 4: NSPAC General Meeting. Northborough Library, 34 Main Street, 10 am. Topic: Assistive Technology. District Speaker: Colleen Ferguson

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