There's always something going on at Life's WORC for individuals with developmental disabilities and autism—and the families who love them.
Planning Ahead – Financial security for your loved one with special needs.
As a parent or caregiver, you know well the ins and outs of supporting a child or loved one with special needs – including the expense of providing and maintaining the services and supports they rely on.
But what happens when you are no longer here? By having a solid financial plan in place, you can be comforted, knowing that your child or loved one will be cared and provided for well into the future.
We invite you to a special seminar to address these concerns and help you plan for the future.
Thursday, May 3
The Family Center for Autism
1517 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Some of the topics we will discuss include:
- Establishing Trusts
- Trust and Trustee Options Provided by Life’s WORC Trust Services
- Insurance Options to Fund Trusts
- Marianne A. Simoni, Esq., Associate Attorney – Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen, P.C.
- Andrew Levey, Forest Hills Financial Group
- Paulette Elbers, Life’s WORC Trust Services
Light Refreshments will be provided.
Activities will be available for children, provided by the FCA staff, so they can enjoy the evening as well.
Please RSVP by April 18 to Pamela Linnemann at email@example.com
About Our Presenters:
Marianne A. Simoni, Esq.
Associate Attorney – Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen, P.C.
Ms. Simoni’s practice is primarily focused on representing families and individuals in the areas of Guardianship and Elder Law, Estate Administration and Estate Planning. Ms. Simoni strives to ensure that her clients’ goals are achieved and that their interests are protected.
Andrew Levey is a 25 year veteran of the financial services world, and a Financial Representative with Forest Hills Financial Group. He is also the proud uncle of a niece and nephew with special needs. His firsthand experience has enabled him to understand fully the importance of planning for their future.
Ms. Elbers is the Trust Administrator at Life’s WORC Trust Services, a role she has held since 2011. As Trust Administrator she oversees the creation and management of special needs and pooled trusts to ensure that our beneficiaries’ needs are met, and their expectations exceeded. Paulette was instrumental in developing the Life’s WORC Trust Program in 2007, now a multimillion dollar program supporting several hundred participants statewide.
Space is limited! Be sure to reserve your spot today.Learn More
Stepping Into Adulthood
Is your family member about to graduate? Are you feeling lost and confused on next steps? You are not alone. Transition is difficult for all of us, but particularly difficult when you have a family member with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability and you don’t know how to access the right support.
At Life’s WORC, we know how challenging it can be to navigate a new system of services. Let us help you learn more about how to get the right support for your family member and guide them toward services that can help them integrate successfully as an adult member of the community.
We invite you to join us for a series of seminars this spring, custom designed to empower parents and caregivers and provide you with all the tools needed to make this transition.
Four-Part Seminar Series
- Person Centered Planning: Learn strategies to facilitate your child’s life plan.
- Adulthood Domains: Education about Adult Services, Education/Training, Employment Connections & Independent Living Connections.
- Community Based Skill Development: Discover transition activities that take place outside of the school setting: opening checking or savings accounts, money management, obtaining a driver’s license, self-advocacy skills etc.
- Adult Friendships: Learn strategies to help your child make and keep adult friends.
Two Dates to Choose From:
Part I & II Saturday, April 14
Part III & IV Saturday, April 21
Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, NY
Hot buffet lunch will be served.
This special seminar series is available to families and caregivers at no charge. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Oluchi Nwosu at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot.
31st Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic
We are pleased to announce that sponsorships, foursomes, singles and dinner tickets are now on sale for the 31st Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic. This year’s event will honor Life’s WORC Board Member Tariq Khan and Long Beach businessman and developer Barry Koff.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Seawane Club,
Hewlett Harbor, NY
Breakfast/Brunch – 10:30 a.m.
Golf Registration Begins – 10:30 a.m.
Golf Shotgun (scramble format) – 12:30 p.m.
Food & Refreshments at Halfway House and On Course Contests
Cocktail Reception – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner/Program – 7:00 p.m.
Golf Foursome $2,000
Golf Single $550
Tennis Single $150
Dinner Only $200 per person
Sponsorship packages are also available.
We hope to see you there!Learn More
Introduction to Care Coordination
We invite you to join us for a special presentation:
Introduction to Care Coordination
Featuring special guest speaker
Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Care Alliance
We are pleased to present this unique opportunity to learn about the upcoming changes to the care and support services currently offered to you or your loved one. The transition from Medicaid Service Coordination to Care Coordination that will begin on July 1 impacts the management and administration of these services. Our goal is to provide you with information to help you better navigate and understand this change.
Thursday, April 5
1501 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11590
Space is limited! Please call 516.741.9000 x8330 or CLICK HERE to email your response by March 26 to reserve your spot.
Chefs of Long Island Tasting Event
The second-annual Chefs of Long Island is a food and beverage tasting event featuring more than 45 of the area’s most prestigious restaurants and beverage providers. The proceeds from this wonderful evening will directly benefit Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism.
Enjoy samplings of featured or signature dishes from local restaurants and caterers, and taste some of the latest blends and brews from vineyards, breweries and distributors from around Long Island and New York City.
Monday, March 12
Thank you to our sponsors and participants! Please check back soon as we will be updating the list often.
North Shore Autism Circle
Participating Restaurants & Vendors
All American Wontons
Allie’s Gluten Free Goodies
American Classic Specialty Desserts
Ben’s Restaurant Group
Blue Point Brewing
Cardinali Bakery & Pastry Shop
Chocolate Works Garden City
Chris & Tony’s
Coach Grill and Tavern
Elegant Affairs Catering
Emilia’s Bakehouse Cafe
Garden City Pizza
Lenox and Park
Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill
Mill Pond Restaurant
Montauk Brewing Co.
Notorious Pink Rose
Taiga Shtof Vodka
The Carltun on the Park
The View Grill
Volpe Restaurant at Fox Hollow
And more!!Learn More
The Night of a Million Lights Gala – Tuesday, December 5
Join Us for a Special Evening in Support of Life’s WORC & The Family Center for Autism.
The Night of a Million Lights
Honoring Rocco B. Commisso
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mediacom Communications Corporation
Chairman, New York Cosmos
Tuesday, December 5
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm Dinner
New York, NY 10018
For more information and to purchase tickets, tables, sponsorships and more, visit www.NightOfaMillionLights.org
Careers Open House!
OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
Recruitment Open House for part-time positions in our Community Habilitation Team:
Tuesday, May 15
1501 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
This open house is specifically for part-time positions only. Bring your resume and be prepared to interview.
Recruitment Open House for full-time positions at our Manhattan location:
Tuesday, May 22
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1 W. 129th Street
New York, NY
This open house is specifically for our NYC location. Bring your resume and be prepared to interview.
High School diploma/GED and Valid NY State driver’s license required for ALL positions.
Life’s WORC, one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York, is always looking for new talent.
We are looking to hire for full- and part-time positions in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk, and hosting Recruitment Open House events throughout the area.
CLICK HERE for a full list of openings, to begin the application process online or to learn more about our Open House events.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF SOMEONE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
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