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12th Annual Special Education & Transition Conference
Houston Community College - Northwest, Spring Branch Campus
1010 Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, 77043
$30 Family Members; $15 Youth with disabilities, $50 Community Members
FREE to first 150 families/youth who pre-register. 
To Register & Pay Online - Go to:  https://f2fconference2017.eventbrite.com
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Saturday, January 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Yes WORK is the Goal: Understanding SSA Benefits and Work Incentives OPEN

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Youth and adults with disabilities have some of the highest levels of unemployment and poverty in America. The Social Security Administration reports that many young people with disabilities who enter their rolls are likely to remain on the programs for the rest of their lives. Youth and their families need information and tools to become self-sufficient, productive participants in their communities. The federal benefit system is complex and families are often fearful of losing the benefits they have. However, well-educated families can make better decisions that can promote their family member working in the community.This session will assist family members and self advocates to become knowledgeable on Social Security and health insurance benefits; the impact of working on benefits; and work incentives available in order to make well-informed decisions about their student working in a community-based competitive-wage job after graduation.  


Michelle Howard-Herbein, MSW

Executive Director, The Arc of Greater Houston
Michelle Howard-Herbein, MSW, Executive Director of The Arc of Greater Houston. Ms. Howard-Herbein has over 30 years of experience in direct service and management of not for profit community-based services for persons with disabilities. She has provided consultation and presented nationally on supported employment, management of community-based services, person-centered planning, organizational change, team building, and community connections... Read More →

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 313

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