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#Adulting- Supported Decision Making. Is your child entering into adulthood and you are concerned about "next steps"? Join us as we venture through a real life picture of Supported Decision Making and what this alternative to Guardianship can look like for you and your family. Presented by Carrie Geppert, PADD Program Director, Disability Rights South Dakota.
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ABLE Act. ABLE accounts are an exciting opportunity for people receiving SSI and Medicaid to save money without jeopardizing their benefits and services. Join us for an introduction to ABLE accounts. Presented by Rhonda Erickson, Benefit Specialist, Black Hills Special Services. Handout
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ABLE Act - Another Tool in the Toolbox  ABLE programs allow people with disabilities to save money without losing their benefits.  Attorney and disability rights advocate Stephen Dale.

Estate Planning 101: Special Needs Planning  Discussion explaining how to make sure your child with special needs is taken care of in the event of your death and how to get started: Wills, Special Needs Trusts, and Payback Trusts.  Gabe Nelson, Certified Financial Planner at Gabe Nelson Financial.  Life Plan Handout
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Special Needs Trusts Basics  Third Party Special needs trusts, Government benefits, self-settled trusts, pooled trusts, the ABLE act, trustee options, advanced directives, guardianship.  Special Needs Alliance.  NAMI convention July 2015. 

What Families Of Children With Disabilities Need To Know About The ABLE Act  Attorney and disability rights advocate Stephen Dale's presentation at the National Down Syndrome Congress' annual convention.

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