Creative Options For Housing, Funding And Support Services
A free event presented by Maria Fischer, Esq. of Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer and hosted by Employment Horizons.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
At Employment Horizons
10 Ridgedale Ave, Cedar Knolls
Registration required by 12/30/17
Register online here or by contacting Emily Rovner at 973-538-8822 x235 or email@example.com.
Increasingly, families are looking beyond traditional group homes and supervised apartments for innovative housing supports for their loved ones with developmental disabilities. While 'self-directed' services hold great promise, many families find that funding is inadequate, and the burden of administration and management of services is overwhelming. In this 90-minute program, participants will learn about options for funding residential services, how to safeguard services for a son or daughter and how to avoid common pitfalls in working with state agencies to obtain effective out-of-home residential services.
Maria Fischer, Esquire, is personally committed to the field of disability law. The mother of an adult daughter with multiple disabilities, Maria’s legal work focuses on guardianship, estate planning, and helping families of adults with disabilities access and retain appropriate services. She has testified before the New Jersey legislature on housing issues related to individuals with developmental disabilities, and on controversial policies of the Division of Developmental Disabilities. She is an active member of the family advisory committee at The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey, serves on the Board of Directors of The Arc of Mercer County, and is first Vice-Chair of Special Olympics New Jersey. Maria earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.