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Meriden, CT, 06450


The Arc Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities.

Understanding Government Benefits for Special Needs Families

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Understanding Government Benefits for Special Needs Families

  • Toquet Hall 58 Post Road East Westport, CT, 06880 United States (map)

Free workshop for parents and caregivers of teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are currently receiving or will be seeking services through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). 

Benefits Covered will include:  

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Medicaid

  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Plan (SNAP)

  • Housing Choice Voucher Program

  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

  • Medicare

  • ABLE Accounts

Presenter Michael Beloff

Inspired by his son with Autism, Michael has become a Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) with extensive training and continuing education on the complex topics and particular challenges of caring for a dependent with special needs, including the constant changes in federal and state laws. Michael’s expertise and ability to educate and empower has made him a noted speaker on the topic of special needs planning at both national and local venues including the National Autism Association, the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress, the Autism Society of America, the US Autism and Asperger Association and COPAA. He has also appeared on CNN and in various publications including Financial Advisor magazine.


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