By Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, CELA It's well documented that individuals with disabilities are far more likely to suffer abuse and violence than the rest of the population. They're often isolated, poor, and dependent upon others for living assistance, making them particularly vulnerable. Trusted caregivers, in fact, are frequently the perpetrators. In addition to sexual and [...]
By Robert F. Brogan, CELA At one time, it was common for neurologists to wait until a child was about five to broach the topic of developmental delays with parents. Since children learn fastest during their early years, that meant that valuable time was lost, during which therapy might have reduced or reversed physical and [...]
The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment's author is Edward V. Wilcenski, a founding partner of the law firm of Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC in Clifton Park, New York. He practices in the areas of special needs planning, elder law, and trust and estate planning and administration. A member and past president of the Special Needs Alliance, Ed writes and lectures frequently on issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.