Information provided by the City of Pleasanton—
The City of Pleasanton will host a Doors to the Future miniseries for families of, and individuals with, developmental disabilities on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Public Library meeting room, 400 Old Bernal Avenue.
The event follows the well-attended Transition Information Night held at the Pleasanton Senior Center last October and requests from families for more such events.
Doors to the Future is co-sponsored by Gina Gourley who had a 25-year career in special education with the Pleasanton Unified School District and is now an independent consultant. She serves on the boards of several non-profits that serve those with developmental disabilities, and is a member of the Alameda County Inter-agency Transition Team.
The event will also include a presentation on Limited Conservatorships by Stephen Dale of The Dale Law Firm. A major focus of Dale's practice has been the unique needs of persons with disabilities and the elderly. His interest in this specialized field began in 1972 when he became a licensed psychiatric nurse and worked in state hospitals and community programs caring for psychiatric patients, persons with severe developmental disabilities and the elderly. He regularly teaches courses to the public, financial professionals, and other attorneys on Special Needs Trusts and trust administration with a special emphasis on achieving independence while maintaining essential government benefits.
His presentation is designed for parents and care providers seeking information on how to establish certain rights to care for an adult child with a developmental disability. Those with children still in high school will also find this to be invaluable information for the future.
For more information about Doors to the Future, please contact Jessica Reaber at (925) 931-5373.