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Government Benefits, Social Security & Work Programs Workshop April 11, 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


Attorney Sheri Abrams to Speak at Springfield Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Attorney Sheri Abrams will be the speaker at the january 16, 2010 Springfield Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Meeting.

She will speak on the topic of how to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

The support group meets from 10:00 AM to Noon at:

Sunrise Assisted Living
6541 Franconia Road
Springfield, VA 22150

third floor

The woman at the front desk will direct you to the right elevator

All are welcome and this event is free.

Attorney Sheri Abrams, to Host WebChat on Work/Disability/SSDI/Health Insurance for the Lupus Foundation of America

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

7j5c4c9z October 14, 2009 – 3:00 p.m.

The Lupus Foundation of America is proud to present live moderated chats, featuring the nation’s leading experts in lupus. This is your opportunity to ask a question and learn more about lupus from thought leaders in a number of medical disciplines associated with lupus.

The LFA welcomes Ms. Sheri R. Abrams. Ms. Abrams is a Fairfax, Virginia, Attorney dedicated to helping people with Social Security Disability Benefits issues, as well as working with people to prepare Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Living Wills, a Health Care Power of Attorney, or a Financial Power of Attorney.

Ms. Abrams is a solo practitioner in Virginia, whose niche-within-a-niche is in the Special Needs area of estate planning, which requires additional care and experience, to properly understand and meet the needs of the community involved.

Ms. Abrams has received an AV Superior Rating, the highest ranking possible in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

For more information on this webchat please click here.

Attorney, Sheri Abrams, to Give Presentation on Employment and Disability Law for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

lawbookSheri Abrams (an attorney specializing in disability law) will be on hand at Fairfax Hospital’s Physician Center on October 4th to discuss employment and disability law as it relates to Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders.

Additional speakers may participate as well.

Time to be Announced.

Address of Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

For more information on this presentation please click here.

Attorney Sheri Abrams to Speak at Lupus & Disability Seminar On September 12th

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Special Topic Seminar:


Topics Include:

Independent Living


Communicating with Others

Financial Resources

Patricia Jackson
LFAGW Support Group Leader
Sheri Abrams, P.C.
Fairfax Virginia Attorney specializing in Social Security Disability Law
Steven Nissen, M.S., CRC
National Multiple Sclerosis Society- National Capital Chapter
Director of Employment Programs
Director of Operation Job Match (OJM)

WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2009

TIME: 9:30AM-12:00PM

WHERE: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

REGISTER: Go to this site to register

Visit to register!

This Special Topic Seminar is offered as a free service of the LFAGW. All costs of services for patients and families are underwritten by the fundraising efforts of the LFAGW, including the Walk for Lupus Now held in April of each year.

Speaker Bios:
Patricia Jackson:
Pat Jackson is an LFAGW Support Group Leader with over thirty years of experience developing, managing, marketing, and evaluating diverse workforce employment and training programs for persons with disabilities. She was with St. John’s Community Services, advancing community support and opportunities for people living with disabilities. She was a Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation, responsible for managing national information technology programs and recruiting a diverse workforce. She has directed national programs for the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration and the National Council on Disability. In 2005, Ms. Jackson was commissioned by the National Council on Disability to direct a comprehensive assessment and produce a rigorous, relevant impact study of the American’s with Disabilities Act on the lives of people with disabilities. Ms. Jackson served as the Executive Director of Mainstream Inc., a national nonprofit organization that developed programs and services for youth and adults with disabilities. She has comprehensive direct services, placement, technical assistance and consultation experience with employers, and extensive knowledge of practical solutions to increase employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

Steven W. Nissen, M.S., CRC:
Steven W. Nissen is Director of Employment Programs at the National Capital Chapter of the National MS Society in Washington, DC and Director of Operation Job Match (OJM), the employment assistance and support program of the chapter. He is also an Employment Consultant to the national office’s Client Programs and Services Department. Before coming to the National MS Society, he worked extensively in the vocational rehabilitation field including as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, the state vocational rehabilitation agency. In addition to his experience in the public sector, Steve worked for a private vocational rehabilitation and case management company where he provided job development and placement assistance to individuals with physical disabilities. Steve has a B.S. degree in psychology, an M.S. degree in rehabilitation counseling, and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). He recently co-authored Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd edition (P. D. Rumrill, Jr., M.L. Hennessey, and S.W. Nissen, 2008, available from Demos Medical Publishing []).

Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law:
Sheri R. Abrams is a Fairfax Virginia attorney specializing in Social Security Disability Law. She founded her own law firm in 1995. Since that time she has concentrated her law practice to the areas of Social Security Disability Law, Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Special Needs Trusts. Ms. Abrams regularly handles cases in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She received a B.S. B.A. degree from Boston University, School of Management, and received a law degree from George Washington University School of Law. Ms. Abrams has been invited to speak to numerous groups, including the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, and the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services. Ms. Abrams was selected for the 2009 Best of Fairfax Award in the Local Business category.

Attorney Sheri Abrams to Give Presentation at the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s 8th Annual Conference

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, will be giving a presentation entitled “Wills and Special Needs Trusts” as part of the caregiver/survivor track of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s 8th Annual Conference.  This conference’s theme is “Opening Doors: New Answers For a New Era” and will take place on March 7, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport in Richmond Virginia.

Sheri Abrams to Teach Class on October 6, 2008

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, will be teaching a class on Social Security Disability Law for NBI on October 6, 2008. For information please go to

Sheri has concentrated her law practice to the areas of Social Security Disability Law MORE...

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