Seminars & Events


Seminars & Events

Upcoming Events

March 2017
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 6-8 p.m.
    Autonomy, Decision Making Supports, and Guardianship :: Frederick M. Misilo, Jr.
    • What are your options?
    • How do you evaluate the support your child may need as they enter adulthood?
    Fred Misilo will lead a training on guardianship, alternatives to guardianship and other “coming of age” related issues for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Frederick M. Misilo, Jr. is an attorney who concentrates his practice in special needs planning, elder law, trust and estate administration and service advocacy. Mr. Misilo is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Attorney Misilo has been deeply involved in disability issues throughout his career. Mr. Misilo worked in progressively responsible positions in community based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mr. Misilo is also a Vice President of The Arc of The United States, Inc., and Chair of The Arc’s Public Policy and Positions Committee.

    Click here to view seminar flyer

    The United Arc, 294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

    To Register: Contact Darlene Reilly at or 413-774-5558 x 1042. or register at
April 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 2:00-4:30 p.m.
    Where and With Whom will Your Child Live When You Can No Longer Care For Them :: Theresa M. Varnet
    Attorney Theresa Varnet will be conducting this informative workshop.

    Location: Hilton Head Public Library, Hilton Head Island, SC

    To Register: Contact Jeff at or Amy at 
  • April 28, 2017 | 3-4 p.m.
    NAELA Conference | Advocating for Your Client's Right to Remain in the Community :: Theresa M. Varnet
    Atty. Theresa Varnet will be presenting at this year's annual NAELA Conference in Boston, April 27-29. The topic of her discussion is: Home Sweet Home, Part II: Advocating for Your Client's Right to Remain in the Community. Attend this session to learn to advocate for your client's civil right to remain in the community, how to participate in your state's HCBS transition plan, and how to advise clients on those changes. This session will be held on April 28, 3-4 p.m. in the Exeter/Fairfield Rooms of the hotel.
May 2017
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Legal Planning for Family Members with Disabilities :: Frederick M. Misilo, Jr.
    Attorney Frederick Misilo, Jr. will be discussing trusts & estate planning options, guardianship options and government benefits. Registration and dinner begin at 4:30 p.m. There is no fee to attend this workshop. 
    Location: Island Wide Youth Collaborative, 111 Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard)

    Click here to view workshop flyer

    To Register: Contact Allyson Syslo at 508-693-7900 x206, or
  • Purchase Seminar Video
    Housing: Creative Solutions, Options and Challenges :: Frederick M. Misilo, Jr.
    If you weren't able to attend our informative seminar Housing: Creative Solutions, Options and Challenges, you can now purchase the video and materials.

    Click here to purchase.

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