Expert Advice for Families with Special Needs at Frostig Center in Pasadena

(Left to right) Natalie Klasky, Rebecca Hoyt, Stephen Peters. – Courtesy photos / Frostig Center

To help families plan for the future, The Frostig Center will hold a special presentation by experts who will address pathways to employment for young adults with special needs and alternatives to conservatorships.

The event, which is part of The Frostig Center Speaker Series, will be held at The Frostig Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Establishing a conservatorship for a person with disabilities can be costly and complicated. Speakers will provide information about power of attorney, assignment of education decision-making authority and other issues related to conservatorships.

The panel will also address how young adults can prepare for and obtain meaningful employment in the community. Families will learn about the agencies that assist people with disabilities and the types of services available.                

Three representatives from Disability Rights California will be the featured speakers. Rebecca Hoyt is a senior advocate in the Client Assistance Program; Natalie Klasky is an attorney who advocates for Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center consumers in the areas of special education, Medicare, Medi-Cal, in-home supportive services, Supplemental Security Income, and Social Security Disability Insurance; Stephen Peters is an attorney specializing in employment issues.

The discussion will be geared toward families with high school students who are preparing for adulthood. Families with younger children who want to look ahead, as well as teachers and therapists who work with children with special needs, will also benefit from the presentation.

To RSVP, call (626) 791-1255. Free parking is available at The Frostig Center, located at 971 N. Altadena Drive in Pasadena.


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