Low Down on Law Day

In partnership with the Law Firm of Catherine E Davey, P.A., the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida is able to provide two Low Down on Lay Day workshops each year. Expert lawyers, judges, and officials in the Central Florida community come together to break down the legal complexities families with special needs must navigate for their loved ones. Those who previously attended the event were overwhelmingly grateful for the knowledge and advise they received. Breakfast and lunch is free and all material, presentations, and information is brought to you at no charge at this amazing event!

"Today's presentation was one of the best I've attended in a long time. Great presenters. Great information. Great give and take. THIS is why we all Step Up for Down Syndrome!!!"

Attorney Lynn Aust answers questions about Special Needs Trusts at one of the roundtable discussion sessions. 

FALL

Low Down on Lay Day

Guardianship, Guardian Advocacy, Special Needs Trusts, Estate Planning, ABLE Accounts

Speakers have included respected Judges and attorneys from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County as well as Will Thompson, Deputy Executive Director of the Florida Prepaid College Board.

Central Florida Attorneys conduct a Mock Guardianship Hearing to explain the process to families.

Low Down on Law Day breaks down complex law issues that affect adults with developmental disabilities.

SPRING

Low Down on Lay Day

Navigating Government Benefits

Speakers have included UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Autism Society of Florida, nationally recognized disability advocates, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, and more.

Topics Include:

  • APD Services (Medwaiver, CDC+, ibudget)--What is available, how to mangage and more
  • APD Waitlist--what to expect and what you can do if you are waiting
  • SSI, SSDI, Work Incentives--Who Qualifies and How to Apply
  • Panel Discussion--What to do when the school bus stops coming: College options, Self-employment, Microenterprise, Volunteerism
DSACF staff are always available to lend a listening ear, offer a shoulder to lean on, and help you get the answers to your questions.

DSACF staff are always available to lend a listening ear, offer a shoulder to lean on, and help you get the answers to your questions.

Left to right: Jenn Sikora, ABLE pioneer, Will Thompson, Deputy Executive Director of the Florida Prepaid College Board, Catherine Davey, Esq., Founder and Chair of Low Down on Law Day, DSACF Board Member, and Best Buddies Community Champion

Left to right: Jenn Sikora, ABLE pioneer, Will Thompson, Deputy Executive Director of the Florida Prepaid College Board, Catherine Davey, Esq., Founder and Chair of Low Down on Law Day, DSACF Board Member, and Best Buddies Community Champion