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P-H-M Cohosts Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Planning for Your Dependent with Special Needs is the title of an evening presentation aimed at parents of children with disabilities.


Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is co-hosting the Monday, October 17 workshop, along with School City of Mishawaka and South Bend Community Schools.  


The presentation will take place at John Young Middle School, 1801 N. Main Street, Mishawaka. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 6:30 p.m.


If you plan to attend, please RSVP by contacting Karen Filipski at filipskik@mishawaka.k12.in.us or (574) 254-4530.


The keynote speaker, Mr. Gordon Homes, is a financial planning professional who holds a unique perspective through his experience both as an advisor and a parent. He will deliver helpful information on a myriad of issues including understanding and accessing public benefits, preserving benefit eligibility through Special Needs Trusts, and guardianship concerns.  His remarks will cover:

  • ABLE Act
  • Waiver Update
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Guardianship


Click here to open the workshop flier, which includes more information about Mr. Homes’ extensive background in this field. 


Gena Todd, director of P-H-M’s Exceptional Education Division, emphasizes that this will be a great opportunity for parents to learn more about planning for the future of their children and she encourages P-H-M parents to attend.