SWBOCES SEPTA Workshop This Thursday

Learn about Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making for Children with Special Needs

The Southern Westchester BOCES Special Education PTA is offering a workshop Thursday on guardianship and supported decision-making for children with special needs. Lawrence Faulkner, general counsel at the Arc of Westchester, and Nancy Succoso, an advocate, educator and administrator for the organization, will lead the sessions. Attendees will learn about legal and ethical challenges with 17A guardianship petition and other alternatives, including health-care proxy, power of attorney, use of trusts, and family health-care decision statutes.

All are welcome to attend the workshop at the Rye Lake Campus, 1606 Old Orchard St., White Plains. There are two sessions: 9:30-11 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.