Real World Skill-Building Workshop: Bionics, Bags and Boards (YOUTH & TEENS AGED 14-22)
March 9 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm
Youth Track: Bionics, Bags and Boards
Bringing sensory stories, board games, and assistive technology all in one discovery packed day!
This triple decker Real World Skill-Building workshop offers options that enhance students sensory engagement, creativity, social skills, bionics, problem solving and more through fun and exploration.
1. Ice breaker: The youth and teens will get ready to embark on a sensory storytelling secret bag challenge. Teams will use surprise objects to develop creative tactile stories in the palm of their hands.
2. Next, understand the basics of bionics by creating a prototype with movement of a tactile robotic hand.
3. Last, but not least, enjoy playing accessible board games in an encouraging friendly atmosphere.
Parent Track: The Future of Finances and Guardianship
Empowering parents with the knowledge and resources for financial planning, financial literacy, budgeting, estate management and more. This workshop will be led by specific specialists from their respective fields. Strategies will be covered on how parents of transition age blind and visually impaired youth to support their youth’s financial independence by gradually allowing them to manage their own money if and when appropriate. Bullet points on topics such as the impact of earnings on benefits (Social Security), how work incentives operate for financial independence, an explanation of various government benefits, and how to apply will also be explored.
Complementing finances is the topic of guardianship. Determining whether it is in the best interest of youth and families to set up a guardianship will be discussed, along with how to find the best resources to go about setting up a guardianship; whether it means doing it yourself or navigating the best resources to help you through the weeds. This workshop is jam packed with financial guidance, guardianship education and setting goals, which ultimately brings security for the future for you and your transition age youth.
There will be a snow date for the following Saturday, March 16th
To register to attend, please call 603-224-4039 or email [email protected].