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.



Legislative Listening Session

*Due to limited seating, you must RSVP by clicking here to attend this session*

If you wish to have a written statement given to the legislators, please submit to Brooke Kearney at by Friday, October 28th




Planning for the Future 2016-2017 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


Long Term Services and Supports September 17th, 2016
This session will provide an overview of Long Term Service and Support Medicaid Waiver Programs including CLASS, HCS, MDCP, Texas Home Living, and DBMD.
Guardianship and Alternatives October 15th, 2016
This session will provide a better understanding of the process of Adult Guardianship, as well as provide an overview of Alternatives to Guardianship including Supported Decision-Making, Powers of Attorney, Representative Payee, and others.
Financial Planning November 12th, 2016
This session will provide general information with regards to Financial Planning for individuals and family members with Special Needs. Information on Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Act will also be provided. Special Needs Trusts allow individuals to retain vital resources without losing essential benefits.
Life After High School January 14th, 2017
During this session, we will explore and discuss different post-secondary programs including day programs, residential options, and support services that young adults can utilize as they transition from a school to a community setting. DARS will also present program information.
Summer Recreation Fair February 25th, 2017
Featuring 30+ organizations offering summer programs, camps, respite care, support groups, and many more recreational opportunities! *No registration required for this event only*
Social Security Overview April 15th, 2017
Attendees of this session will learn the difference between SSI and SSDI, as well as eligibility and the application process. Additional topics include fair share, appeals, and Disabled Adult Child (DAC).



RSVP Required: Contact Liz Perez
210-490-4300, ext. 103 or

Click here for workshop flyer

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