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ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center Resources

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From Justice for Jenny to Justice for ALL – EVERYONE Has the Right to Make Choices

Supported Decision Making session from The of Virginia’s Annual Conference

Presenter – Jonathan Martinis, Esq., Senior Director for Law and Policy with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Social Security Basics: An Overview with a Focus on People with Developmental Disabilities

‘Staying Safe’ in the Era of COVID-19 with special guest Dr. Jill McCabe, INOVA Director of Children’s Services.

Advance Directives: Planning for the Future

Guardianship 101

Social Security: The Application and Appeal Process for SSI and SSDI

Medicaid Waiver Managed Care

Special Needs Trusts, Advocacy, and ABLE:

April 2019 Futures Planning: Virginia Medicaid Waivers

January 2019 Futures Planning: Special Needs Trusts

December 2018 Futures Planning: Social Security Benefits 

November 2018 Futures Planning on Managing Real Estate in a Special Needs Trust

October 2018 Futures Planning on DD Waivers and CCC+ 

Waiver Information/Medicaid Waivers

Futures Planning September 2018: Creative Housing Options for People with Disabilities 

Useful Websites

A Case for Inclusion: United Cerebral Palsy 2015 Report
See how well each State Medicaid program serves Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities

disAbilityNavigator (A VirginiaNavigator Website)  is a unique web resource created by and for people with disabilities and their families. It covers a wide range of topics: Family, Health, Community, Advocacy, Planning, and Home. 

Section 504

From NCLD – Understanding Section 504

From the government

And on Wrightslaw:

Federal Laws

IDEA 2004 (the law that governs special education):

ADAAA 2008 (the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act): and explained by Wrightslaw at:

Special Education Law Links

Waiver Information/Medicaid Waivers

Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities

General Information about Parent’s & Student’s Rights Under VA Law


Decision Making at Age 18

Social Security and Disability Benefits

Behavior & Discipline

College Bound?

Food Allergies

Representative Payee

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Phone: 703.777.1939

Fax: 703.777.1935

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