In this Issue: 
President's Message 
Parent University: "Government Benefits - SSI/Medicare, SSDI/Medicaid"
New Friendship Club in the SW Suburbs of Chicago
25 Summer Camps for Individuals with Disabilities
Couple with Down Syndrome Celebrate 25 Years Married!
This is Where We Will Be...

President's Message:
Dear Clients and Friends,

Wow... It's SUMMER!  Where did the year go already?  Are you feeling that way?  But as summer weather is finally upon us, I'm starting to see a flurry of activity around finding summer activities for our family members.
This newsletter might help some of you think of some new ideas.  And if you hear about other opportunities, please send them to us and we'll post them on our website and/or Facebook page. Sharing of information is so important.
Have a great start to your summer.  And let us help you with your planning.  It is a great way to use some of that summer free time!
Warmest regards,

Mary Anne Ehlert,
Founder & President

Parent University: Government Benefits - SSI/Medicare, SSDI Medicaid -What Happens to Benefits as Parents Retire or Pass Away - June 27, 2019!

Powered by Protected Tomorrows and presented by Mary Anne Ehlert, President and Founder of Protected Tomorrows, we are proud to offer  you  our fouth in a series of educational workshops: 

    " Government Benefits - SSI/Medicare, SSDI Medicaid - 
      What Happens to Benefits as Parents Retire or Pass Away"

In this class, we will talk about the  maze of government benefits.  We will take one step at a time so that you can apply for those benefits you are eligible for, and become aware of what might change in the future.   M ary Anne Ehlert will host this free online Zoom class on June 27th, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm CDT.  Click here to register!

New Friendship Club in SW Suburbs of Chicago!

Interested in starting a friendship club for young women & men with intellectual disabilities in the SW suburbs of Chicago?  The goal is to organize monthly get-togethers, such as lunch/dinner out, bowling, movies, etc. Chaperones & transportation will need to be provided by parent or guardian, for any outing. The activities will target the age range 16 to 25 years but there is no age restrictions and all are welcome!

Please contact Kathy Borello at for more information.

25 Summer Camps For Individuals With Special Needs

'Tis the season to register for summer camps.  If you think that your child's special needs will prevent him or her from participating in a summer camp, it's time to think again.  Many camps offer specialized medical care for specific disabilities or one-on-one buddies, while other camps provide tutoring for individuals with learning disabilities in addition to outdoor activities.  Here's a run-down of the most popular  camps for kids and adults  with special needs.  Click here for more information about each of the 25 summer camps!

Couple with Down syndrome celebrate 25 years married!
By Kellie B. Gormly, The Washington Post

Some people who saw Paul and Kris Scharoun-DeForge from a distance felt pity for them. Others discouraged them from getting married. But the couple, both of whom were born with Down syndrome, believed they were the luckiest people in the world.

In fact, their family believes they might have had one of the longest marriages of any couple with Down syndrome. And one of the happiest marriages of anyone - with Down syndrome or without.  Click here to read more...

This is Where We Will Be...

Upcoming Speeches/Conferences/Events for 2019:

                 Online Webinar

                 Online Zoom Class

July 18      Legal Documents Needed to Support the Life Plan, and a
                 Online Zoom Class

                  Program/ABLE Act: EnABLE Savings for Life
                 Portland, OR

                 Louisville, KY

                Online Zoom Class

                 Online Zoom Class

                 Online Zoom Class

For more information on these  click here!
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