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On-Demand PEATC webinar "Coming of Age: My Child Is Turning 18, Now What?"


This webinar presentation covers two aspects of Age of Majority issues presented by The disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV): Social Security and Alternatives to Guardianship

"Social Security: The Age 18 Re-determination and Related Topics", presented by Elizabeth Horn
Synopsis -Students on SSI as a child will be re-determined at age 18 based on the adult rules. How is the decision made, can benefits be extended, is working during this time recommended? What about applying for the first time? These are a few of the questions that will be addressed in this presentation along with YOUR questions about this important transition.

"Alternatives to Guardianship", presented by Dana Traynham
My child is almost 18 or has already reached that milestone…what do we need to do now? Is guardianship our only option? There are often other options besides guardianship for individuals who may need extra support in making decisions as adults. We will discuss those options and answer your questions about navigating this important stage in your child’s life.


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