Monthly Archives: October 2012

Preventing the Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities


By Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, Esq. 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 [...]

Preventing the Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities2020-07-13T10:40:57-04:00

Early Intervention Can Change a Life


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 [...]

Early Intervention Can Change a Life2020-06-23T11:39:41-04:00

When a Family Member Serves as Trustee – “Fair and Honest Is Not Enough”


The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment's author is Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq., 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.

When a Family Member Serves as Trustee – “Fair and Honest Is Not Enough”2020-07-08T09:29:14-04:00