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Friday, June 30 (9:30am-3pm)

The Disability Law Center will present a free employment and benefits workshop that will cover avoiding problems with SSI and/or SSDI, knowing your rights when applying for a job, and receiving appropriate accommodations in the workplace.

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According to the Census Bureau, there are nearly 57 million people living with disabilities in the United States. Thirty percent of American adults help provide care for a sick or disabled family member. Caregivers provide physical and emotional support for the people in their care. It’s a demanding job with its stresses and rewards, but it can also be a labor of love….

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With tax season among us, The Arc provides 5 things that you should know about the different tax credits, deductions, and liabilities affecting families with children and adults with disabilities. This information serves as a general foundation of terms and topics that can help you understand your family’s specific situation.

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The Danvers SEPAC will host its annual Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm. Families around the North Shore of Massachusetts are invited to learn about services, programs, and organizations involved in the disabilities community.

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INTEREST PERIOD—January 8-January 31

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education & The Department of Developmental Services (DESE/DDS) Program helps provide in-home and community based therapeutic support to students ages 6-17. Eligible participants must show a need for services that prevent a restrictive, out of home residential placement. This program also helps support services for families whose child attended a residential school and has since returned home,

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As way to connect with our growing community, we continue to lead Guide workshops for parents and caregivers with children and adults with disabilities. We visit with support groups, parent groups, and other organizations in the disabilities community, so we can hear people’s concerns, questions, and perspectives firsthand.

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Due to a rise in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in the United States, persons with disabilities who recieve Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will see a 0.3% payment increase — starting in January 2017. This increase will affect the 8 million people in the United States who currently SSI benefits.

Want to see if your child qualifies for SSI benefits?

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This week’s blog is part of a Q&A series with Kristen Alberino, veteran public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Quincy. They’re based on actual parent questions about SSI (Supplemental Security Income) we’ve fielded at Exceptional Lives.

Q: “Right now my daughter with a disability receives SSI. She just finished high school and now she wants to try to get a job.

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April 4-13, 2016 is “My Social Security Week.” To mark it, here is the first in a regular series of Q&As with Kristen Alberino, veteran public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Quincy. They’re based on actual parent questions about SSI (Supplemental Security Income) we’ve fielded at Exceptional Lives.

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For parents of children with disabilities, paperwork is a fact of life. You have to send the same information to different people over and over again. For once, wouldn’t it be nice to fill out one application – and get two major benefits?

If you live in Massachusetts, you’re in luck! If you apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and you’re found eligible,