Free Workshop for Parents/Caregivers: Transitioning to Adult Services
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
- 8:30 PM
Presenter: Paul Prior, Esq.and Maria E. Fischer, Esq. Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys at Law
At age 18 in New Jersey a child is viewed as an adult, regardless of disability and, therefore, is legally empowered to make decisions. Parents will be faced with decisions regarding guardianship and surrogate decision-making. In addition, the service delivery system changes dramatically as children exit the school system, and there are often waiting lists for services. Federal entitlement programs, such as SSI and Medicaid, can be confusing and hard to access. In this 90-minute presentation, participants will learn about what they can expect from the service system as their child transitions to adulthood, and how to avoid common problems during the transition period.
Last Updated: 11/07/18