LifePlanning® for Persons with Disabilities
The Melvin J. & Claire Levine LifePlanning® Program offers education, advocacy, consultation and emotional support to parents, siblings and caregivers of a family member with a disability. This program encourages and assists in planning for the future.
Alpert JFS is here to assist you in finding the resources your loved one with a disability may need, either within our agency or in the community. All LifePlanning® programs and services are free of charge and confidentiality is fully protected.
The LifePlanning® Program is a non-sectarian program which welcomes all faiths.
Contact us for more information:
Tami Lustig, LifePlanning® Program Director
LifePlanning® offers a free workshop series open to the public, covering topics such as properly planning ahead for when you are no longer able to be a caregiver, attaining benefits and ensuring a quality of life for your family member, including socialization, recreation and vocational opportunities.
Upcoming: Benefits Workshops in January 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020: West Palm Beach
Click HERE for West Palm Beach info and registration.
Upcoming: Relationships Workshops in February 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Boynton Beach
Click HERE for Boynton Beach info and registration.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020: West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach registration will open January 21st.
2020 LifePlanning® Workshop Series Schedule:
Relationships, Boundaries and Online Safety
Wednesday, Feb 19th: Boynton Beach
Wednesday, Feb 26th: West Palm Beach
Legal Planning: Special Needs/Pooled Trusts, Guardianship and More
Wednesday, March 18th: Boynton Beach
Wednesday, March 25th: West Palm Beach
Education: Secondary Transition Services and Post-High School Options
Wednesday, April 22nd: Boynton Beach
Wednesday, April 29th: West Palm Beach
Medicaid and Home & Community Based Waivers/Programs
Tuesday, May 26th: West Palm Beach
Wednesday, May 27th: Boynton Beach
Finding Meaningful Work: Vocational Opportunities
Wednesday, Oct 7th: Boynton Beach
Wednesday, Oct 14th: West Palm Beach
Recreation, Socialization and Independence Skills
Tuesday, Nov 10th: West Palm Beach
Wednesday, Nov 18th: Boynton Beach
Life can often be overwhelming for parents, siblings and caregivers of a family member with a disability. Private consultations with a Master’s level social worker are available to discuss individual planning and support needs. Disabilities may include physical, intellectual, developmental, traumatic brain injuries and mental illness.
LifePlanning® is part of the Alpert JFS Jewish Disabilities Network (JDN), which is a collaborative initiative of Jewish agencies, organizations and synagogues working together to create an inclusive and embracing Jewish community for people with disabilities of all ages and their families.
Other Alpert JFS Programs Related to LifePlanning®:
- JDN Social Programming offers different programs for all ages, ranging from families with young children to adults with disabilities.
- Levine JRFS Residential Program, our cutting edge residential program provides a continuum of services for those who may be developmentally disabled, significantly learning disabled, and/or chronically mentally ill.
- Alpert JFS Pooled Trust allows persons with a disability to place income and/or assets that are over government benefit limit requirements for Medicaid into the trust, so that they can qualify for much-needed government benefits.
- Alpert JFS Guardianship Program manages the affairs of court mandated individuals who have been deemed unable to manage their own affairs.
- Alpert JFS Care Management Program consist of Alpert JFS credentialed professionals with extensive experience working with individuals with special needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a charge for this program?
No, this is a free program! The Mevin J. & Claire Levine LifePlanning Program is offered at no charge.
Is my confidentiality protected?
Yes. The individuals and families who are part of this program have their confidentiality protected. We do not publish names of attendees nor do we share contact or attendee information with any outside entities.
Do I have to be Jewish to participate in this program?
No! Our agency welcomes all faiths. We receive funding from various sources which allow us to open our doors wide in our general community. Our staff is sensitive to cultural impact, values and traditions.