Annual Resource Fair For People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Tomorrow Presented By Senator Andrew Lanza, JCC



Senator Andrew Lanza and the JCC of Staten Island are sponsoring their annual Special Needs Resource Fair: “What Every Caregiver Should Know” on Friday May 17, 2019 from 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. There will be over seventy exhibitors in addition to roundtables discussions, seminars, and individual meetings with specialists.

Every year, hundreds of Staten Islanders attend this informative session to learn about the resources available to their loved ones.

LEARN MORE: Thanks to recent legislation that Senator Lanza supported, special identification cards are now available to people who have a medically diagnosed developmental disability. These new ID cards may be presented to law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel to aid in the communication process.

Another recent law allows for the opening of tax-free savings accounts to help people with disabilities maintain their health, independence and quality of life.

The “NY ABLE” program provides families and individuals with a secure and practical way to save and invest funds without jeopardizing their eligibility for many important disability-related benefits, including SSI and Medicaid. More information regarding these and other important programs will be available at this event.

Resource Fair flyer. Image Credit - Senator Lanza

Resource Fair flyer. Image Credit – Senator Lanza

Presentation Schedule:

10:00am Brain Injury Association of NYS: Brain injury awareness, resources and education

10:30am Staten Island Legal Services: Education advocacy, IEP assistance, and school placement

11:00am A Mother’s Vision: Advocating for children with disabilities

11:30am Johnson, Langworthy and Muchnik, PC: Legal planning for estates and trusts, special
needs trusts, wills and Medicaid planning

12:00pm Richmond Behavioral Associates: Ongoing research and promising new treatments

Where: Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, New York 10314
When: Friday, May 17, 2019 9:30 a.m. -12:30p.m.

For questions, call (718) 984-4073

Banner Image: Group photo at previous fair. Image Credit – Senator Lanza


Senator Andrew Lanza

Senator Andrew J. Lanza was elected to represent Staten Island’s 24th New York State Senate District on November 7, 2006. As a former New York City Council member, prosecutor, accountant and business owner, Senator Lanza brings extensive public and private experience to the Senate.

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