STARability Family Forum (April 2021)
Tuesday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
STARability's Family Forum for April will be a virtual/in-person event. This hybrid event is free to attend and there will be light refreshments available for those attending in-person. Seats for in-person attendance are limited to allow for distancing in the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center's Community Room. Masks are required by the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center.
At STARability, we’re a family bound together by having someone very special to us with a developmental or intellectual disability. Families started the organization more than 30 years ago to support one another and create opportunities for their loved ones.
Geena Kandel will be discussing the very important topic of guardianship—specifically, what are the different types of guardianship, what does the initial legal process look like for guardianship, and how to navigate the initial pleadings and annual follow-ups with the court. Nancy Ross will share her experience with the guardianship process from a parent’s perspective.
★ Geena Kandel J.D., LL.M.
Associate Attorney, Estate Planning Law
Wollman, Gehrke & Associates, P.A.
Sister of STARability employee
Geena Kandel is an Associate Attorney at Wollman, Gehrke & Associates, P.A. She has been with the firm since August of 2019. In this role, she brings a highly personalized approach to estate planning that is focused on the unique individual needs of the clients. Geena focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and guardianship. She is passionate about helping her clients plan for their futures and provides guidance, knowledge, and support throughout this process.
★ Nancy Ross
Individual Academy Plan (IAP) Specialist at STARability and mother of STAR participant
Nancy Ross joined STARability as the Individual Academy Plan Specialist in July 2020 and is the proud mother of Jake Ross, a STARability participant. Originally from Boston, Nancy worked as a special educator in Massachusetts and for Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) for many years prior to being appointed as an Exceptional Student Education Program Specialist at the CCPS District level.
Each forum features a topic of interest involving different areas of community resources, information and opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together, we’ll explore resources, issues and pathways to enhance the quality of life for these individuals and their families.
The deadline to register for this free event is Tuesday, April 6, at noon.
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