Financial Literacy Workshop (for adults with disabilities and parents/care providers)
December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Looking to do some holiday shopping? Trying to stay within a budget? Join us for a workshop on financial literacy on Sunday, December 8, from 2 – 4 pm at Silver Spring Library. All are welcome! This event is not limited to Main Street members.
The workshop will include two separate components:
- A presentation for adults with disabilities, who will learn about budgeting and go out to local shops in the area to purchase a holiday gift within their budget.
- A presentation for parents or care providers focused on easy tips and strategies for helping promote financial literacy for adults with disabilities.
This workshop is a partnership between Kennedy Krieger Institute Community Programming and Main Street. Space is limited!
Cost: $10 for adults with disabilities and $15 for parents/care providers. (Note: Adults with disabilities should also bring approximately $20 to purchase a holiday gift.) Limited financial aid for registration fees is available upon request.
Meet the Workshop Presenters
Kathryn St. George joined the Kennedy Krieger team in August of 2019 as a Direct Support Specialist and has spent her time working closely with individuals as they transition to adulthood. She provides support and promotes life skills for these individuals to have a productive, independent and successful life through volunteering experiences and community-based learning. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury University with minors in biology and psychology. She pursued her master’s degree in education and taught in the public school system prior to coming to Kennedy Krieger.
Leah Beiswinger is a Direct Support Specialist with CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She recently graduated from Towson University with a degree in family & human services and psychology, and will soon begin working towards attaining her master’s degree in social work. Leah started with CORE Foundations in June of this year, and has greatly enjoyed working with community members and other staff to create an inclusive environment where all CORE clients can learn through community integration and volunteer opportunities.
Steven Issacson is an Employment Training Specialist with CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He received a degree in political science from Clark University in Worcester, MA, in 2017. He is currently pursuing an Autism Studies post-baccalaureate certificate from Towson University and will be enrolled in UMB’s Social Work program starting in the fall of 2020. His background is in mental health and substance abuse, but he is also passionate about helping adults with autism work towards their life and employment goals.