Free Parent Workshops

Below is a list of upcoming workshops, seminars and trainings designed to help parents and caregivers of children or adults with developmental disabilities.


Planning for the Future 2014-2015 Series

Planning for the Future is a series of workshops designed to help parents/caregivers of children/young adults with developmental disabilities plan for the future.

Workshop Time & Location:
Saturdays 9am-11am
at The Arc of San Antonio’s Pam Stephens Center
6530 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78240

Child Care Option Available: The Respite Care of San Antonio offers Respite care on site during these workshops. For more information, please contact Kathy Ramirez at (210) 737-1212


Sept. 13th: Introduction to Support Agencies
Panel presentation with The Arc of San Antonio, The Alamo Local Authority (ALA) and Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

Oct. 11th: Medicaid Waiver Programs
Learn about the CLASS, HCS and MDCP “Interest Lists” from community representatives including what each program offers in terms of services and why they are important.

Nov. 8th: Social Security
Attendees will learn the differences between SSI and SSDI. Additional topics include: work incentives, fair share and Disabled Adult Child (DAC).

Jan. 10th: College Options
Learn about current disability support programs offered at local colleges as well as options available in surrounding Texas cities.

March 7th: Transition to Adult Health Care
Highlighted programs include Star-Plus, Medicaid and Medicare.

April 11th: Guardianship
Join us for an overview of guardianship. Learn who is appropriate and alternatives to guardianship including Power of Attorney.

May 9th: Special Needs Trust
A Special Needs Trust allows an individual to retain resources without losing essential benefits. Methods of setting up and funding a trust will be discussed.

RSVP Required: Contact Brooke Kearney
(210) 490-4300 ext.105


STAR+PLUS Program Presentation

Do you care for, or are you, an adult over age 21 with an intellectual and/or developmental disability who is covered by Medicaid?  If so, you will need to choose a STAR+PLUS health plan this summer for your doctor, hospital visits, and medications. Starting September 1, 2014, adults over age 21 will get their basic medical services through STAR+PLUS.

Join us for a presentation
Saturday, August 9th at 10am
at The Arc of San Antonio’s Pam Stephens Center
6530 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78240

The STAR+PLUS Program staff will:
-help you sign up with a health plan
-help you sign up with a primary care provider
-help you change your health plan at any time
-help you get a STAR+PLUS ID card

You’ll need to bring:
-your Texas Benefits Medicaid Card
-STAR+PLUS Welcome Packet (a big white envelope that has the STAR+PLUS logo)

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