EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Arc of Atlantic County, which provides direct services, advocacy, education and prevention activities for nearly 800 families, will host a series of free family workshops to assist families who have a child living with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The workshops are designed to help families navigate the ever-changing world of services available to people with I/DD.

The workshops, which are free, will be held 6-7:30 p.m. at The Arc, 6550 Delilah Rd., Suite 101 in Egg Harbor Township. Registration is required.

The following workshops are being offered:

Monday, March 30 – Transitioning from School to Adult Life: Families need to begin planning for their child’s transition to adulthood after high school graduation when their child is a teenager and still in school. This workshop will walk parents through the process of their loved one aging-out and switching from the children’s system of care and school setting to the world of adult services. The Arc will provide an overview of the things to be aware of and give thought to as your child moves into the adult world and opportunities for support coordination.

Monday, April 6 – Housing Supports: Explore housing opportunities for adults living with I/DD in the community. Understand and gain an overview of housing options, which may be available using The Arc model.

Monday, April 20 – Guardianships and Special Trusts: Elder law attorney Michael Weinraub will speak about guardianship. Ted Rich of Barberio and Rich Financial Services will discuss the benefits and funding of a special needs trust.

To reserve a seat, register for each workshop no later than one week prior to the date it is held.

Register in advance by contacting Allison Preston at 609-485-0800, ext. 161 or email

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The Arc is located on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Townshipo.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.