Saturday, April 4, 2020 
35 Forest Ridge Rd., Concord, MA

Minute Man Arc welcomes parents and guardians who have a loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability and are seeking the essential information needed for future planning. These workshops will not only address the “nuts and bolts” in preparing for the next phases that your family will encounter, but will also consider the whole person i.e. how to help prevent loneliness and assist others in enriching and supporting this individual’s life.

Please join us as we strive to educate, inform and assist you and your family as you plan the best life for your loved one.

Professionals are welcome to attend as well.


8:15 Registration, coffee, light refreshments

8:45 Opening remarks

9:00-10:15 Choose either 1A or 1B:
1A: Planning for Two Generations  John Nadworny, CFP® and Alexandria Nadworny, CFP®, Special Needs Financial Planning, a specialty practice of Affinia Financial Group
1B: Guardianship: Exploring the Options  Meredith Greene, Attorney, Fletcher Tilton

10:20-11:35  Loneliness: The Great Unspoken Crisis – and the Strategies You Need to Fight ItCheryl Ryan Chan, Person-Centered Planning Practitioner and legislative activist, and Jeffrey Keilson, Senior Vice-President for Advocates, Inc. and Co-founder of Rewarding Work

11:40-12:10 Lunch (provided)

12:15-1:45 Ask the Agency
Representatives from the Department of Developmental Services Northeast Regional Office will provide information and answer questions regarding: Transitioning to Adulthood • DDS Eligibility • Adult Autism Services
Amy Nazaire, Regional Family Support Director
Cindy O’Donnell, Regional Eligibility Manager/Regional Clinical Director
Lea Hill, Regional Autism Program Coordinator
Ken Underwood – Assistant Area Director from the Central Middlesex DDS office will be present as well.

1:50-3:15 Thinking About HousingCatherine Boyle, President of Autism Housing Pathways

Full Workshop Descriptions and Bios click HERE


We ask that registration and the conference fee payment of $20 per person be completed by March 30th (Monday) in order to secure your spot for the conference and please indicate your selection of 1A or 1B for the first session.

ONLINE: Securely register and pay online through our secure website. Click here to begin.

MAIL: Mail your registration information (name, address, phone, email) and a check to:
Minute Man Arc
35 Forest Ridge Rd
Concord, MA 01742

EMAIL: Send your registration information (name, address, phone, email) and  your method of payment to:
Michele Klein  at or call 978-287-7900

Print Conference Material available, click here