Dear Families and Providers, 

 
Please view the attached 3 (Found HERE, HERE, AND HERE) training programs/flyers that contain important and pertinent information to those individuals whom we support. All programs are being presented at Wildwood Programs. These programs are all free of charge. 
 
To register, please contact Wildwood Programs at 518.640.3300.
 
For questions about specific trainings, please contact me (Michelle Singh) at 518.640.3350. 
 
Thank you,
Michelle

 


Teachers, CSE Chairs, Counselors, Parents, Professionals:


Lexington Family Services is sponsoring a series of Social Skills Classes starting May 7, for three weeks. These classes are aimed directly at the source of a lot of conflict these days, especially for children with learning differences or disabilities of any type. Social media drama, safety and courtesy…the most talked about topic anywhere!

If you are a teacher, counselor or parent of someone with special needs, this is especially important to share with others you know. Maybe you work with people with challenges. Can you think of some young adults who could benefit?

For more information please see the PDF HERE


 

Dear Friend,

Today, I am proud to announce a new savings and investment program for New Yorkers with disabilities.

The NY ABLE Program allows New York State residents with disabilities to save money for their disability-related expenses without the risk of losing benefits from assistance programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicaid.

NY ABLE also provides tax advantages. Earnings on accounts can grow tax-free if funds are used for qualified disability expenses when withdrawn. Investment options can provide short-term or long-term savings based on the account owner's objectives, and a checking account and debit card can be used for convenient access to funds as needed.

To be eligible, an individual must be a New York State resident with a disability that was present before age 26 AND:
 

be eligible for SSI or SSDI; OR

be classified as blind; OR

have a significant disability documented by a physician; OR

have a disability that is included on the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances List.

One account per individual is permitted. Anyone can contribute to an individual's NY ABLE account. The maximum net contribution is $14,000 per year and the maximum account balance is $100,000.

For more information, including details regarding the terms and conditions of the NY ABLE program, go tomynyable.org or call our toll-free number (1-855-5NY-ABLE) weekdays from 8 AM to 8 PM.

We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out about this important, new program. Thank you.


 

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is excited to announce the 2017-2018 event schedule! 

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is a resource center associated with the University at Albany, SUNY which provides information and training on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to school personnel, family members and community professionals that live and/or work with individuals (ages 4-21) with ASD.
 
For full details please view the PDF, by clicking here
 
 

 


 

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