Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Caregiver Agreements Can Clarify Family Roles

By Leonard Berg, Esq. Paying a relative for care of a frail parent or of an adult child or sibling with disabilities is an option that sometimes solves a variety of problems. “Caregiver agreements” can enable an individual with special needs to remain living within the community at the same time that it provides income […]

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Posted: January 20th, 2013 | 3 Comments »

The Olmstead Decision and Mental Health Systems Reform

By Ronald S. Honberg, Director of Policy & Legal Affairs National Alliance on Mental Illness In 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in which it found that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives people with disabilities, including people living with serious mental illness, the right to receive services in the most integrated […]

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Posted: January 6th, 2013 | 1 Comment »