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Long Term Planning for a Family Member With Developmental Disabilities

Larry Jones, Ph.D., J.D.

Date:  February 22, 2011

Location:  Seattle Pacific University, Library Seminar Room

Time:  7:00-8:30 p.m.

The Arc in Washington state is the world’s oldest large organization of families advocating for their family members with disabilities. The Arc was founded in the middle of the Great Depression. We are now in the middle of the Great Recession. What does the experience of The Arc suggest about the way to go forward in hard times?

  • SSI and Social Security Disability provide cash to support the lives of persons with disabilities. Will it be around in the future? How much will they pay for my family member?
  • Medicaid provides funding for almost all adult support programs. How can I be sure that my family member gets it? How can I best provide for my child in a will?
  • What role does The Arc play in shaping the future for our families? What are the three reasons that you should join The Arc in tough economic times?


This is open and free to the public. No reservations are needed. 


About Our Speaker

Larry Jones, Ph.D., J.D.,  founded a Seattle law firm dedicated to issues affecting persons with developmental disabilities. A past president of the Arc of Washington, in 1984 Larry was chosen the Arc’s National Volunteer of the Year. He recently published Doing Disability Justice: 75 Years of Family Advocacy, which is available on


For more information contact:

Beverly J. Wilson, Ph.D.

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