Seminar on Nov. 21 to Offer Help for Graduating Students and Others With Disabliites

Understanding the web of federal and state programs can be difficult, this workshop may be able to help.

s is hosting a seminar on November 21st for graduating students with disabilities who may have questions and concerns about how entering the workforce after graduation could affect their social security and other government benefit payments.

Here are the conference details as provided by VFES.

“Work Incentive and Benefits Management Planning”

Are you or a family member unsure how employment income will affect SSI or SSDI benefits? Are you graduating from high school and need to understand how work may affect your benefits? Untangle the myths and misconceptions about earned income and Social Security benefits eligibility and continuation. Work incentive counseling helps individuals understand how work impacts Social Security benefits and assists them in maximizing federal and state work incentives.

 Date:               Monday, November 21, 2011 --  6:30pm-8:30pm

Presenter:       Norma Realpe is Employment Coordinator at AHEDD, where she coordinates community work incentives and employment for people between the ages of 16 and 30. She assists individuals with disabilities in navigating social security benefits (SSI/SSDI) while competitively employed and maintaining their health, cash and/or waiver benefits.

Location:         VFES Education Center/Cafeteria

                       1777 North Valley Road

                       Malvern, PA 19355


Cost:               Free

Register:         www.vanguardschool-pa.org or www.vfes.net


Sponsored by:  Vanguard Transition Center, offering opportunities for post-secondary education (including college), Community Based Vocational Training, career development, and social and life skills development to young adults ages 18-21 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, mild emotional disturbance and/or neurological impairments. Vanguard Transition Center is a program of Valley Forge Educational Services.      


About VFES:     Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding young children, adolescents and post high school (18-21) learners to independence. VFES provides educational programs and offers clinical services through its programs at The Vanguard School, Vanguard Transition Center, The Luma Center™ for Development and Learning and Summer Matters™. Dedicated to improving specialized education, VFES offers innovative research and advanced practices through its own programs and outreach programs for professional development and parent education. For more information on Valley Forge Educational Services, please visit www.vfes.net.


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