Planning For The Future: Three Workshops for Families and Professionals 

Guardianship and Its Alternatives for Individuals with Disabilities

Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Latham Building 1, Conference Rooms A & B

Presented by Ed Wilcenski, Esq


Some individuals with disabilities will never be fully capable of making independent personal and financial decisions. 

This presentation will focus on the different ways in which parents and other family members can ensure that there will always be a legally empowered advocate to make decisions on behalf of a loved one with a disability.




Special Needs Trusts and Estate Planning for the Special Needs Family

Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Latham Building 1, Conference Rooms A & B

Presented by Ed Wilcenski, Esq.


Some individuals with disabilities are unable to make good financial decisions.  Moreover, many will rely on means tested government benefit programs to support themselves in the community. When preparing their estate plans, parents should strive to accomplish two objectives on behalf of a family member with a disability: reliable financial management and continuing eligibility for government benefit programs. This presentation will review the essential components of a Special Needs Estate Plan, and will include an explanation of the different types of Special Needs Trusts used in this type of planning.


Ed Wilcenski is an attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of guardianship, trusts, and estate planning for individuals with disabilities and their families.  He is a Trustee of the Wildwood Pooled Third Party Supplemental Needs Trust, and the brother of a Wildwood consumer.




Social Security/Medicaid

Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Latham Building 1, Conference Rooms A & B

Presented by Danielle Mazza, Director of Community and Family Supports at Wildwood Programs; Shirley Dumont, Director of Advocacy Services & Rachael Pflieger, Director of Program Services at Southern Adirondack Independent Living


Learn the differences between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI),  what insurances are included with these benefits, and the effects of employment for these benefits. There will also be an overview of Medicaid which will include how to qualify and the different types of Medicaid programs.



The 4th Annual Social and Leisure opportunities Fair

Latham Office, Building #1

1190 Troy-Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110


RSVP: 518-640-3300


Please join us in learning about a variety of programs offered within the Capital Region for children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.


This fair will provide you with the opportunity to learn about various programs and ask any questions that you may have to staff members of these programs.


For any questions please contact

Miranda Menard at 518-640-3314 or





All workshops will take place at:


Wildwood Programs, 1190 Troy-Schenectady Road, Building 1, Latham, NY 12110


Conference Rooms A & B



Light refreshments will be provided.


You must call to register – 518.640.3300



(For questions only, please contact Michelle Singh at 518.640.3350)




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