Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Arc Launches New Center for Criminal Justice and Disability

2019-08-26T19:11:28+00:00

By Leigh Ann Davis, M.S.S.W., M.P.A. Program Manager, Justice Initiatives The Arc, the nation's leading organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), has been awarded a two-year grant for $400,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to develop a National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, specifically focused [...]

The Arc Launches New Center for Criminal Justice and Disability2019-08-26T19:11:28+00:00

Filing a Tax Return for a Special Needs Trust: What a Trustee Needs to Know at Tax Time

2019-07-02T11:52:21+00:00

This installment of the Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Tara Anne Pleat. Tara is a founding partner of the law firm of Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC (www.wplawny.com) in Clifton Park, New York. She practices in the areas of special needs planning, elder law, and trust and estate planning and administration. Tara writes and lectures frequently on issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.

Filing a Tax Return for a Special Needs Trust: What a Trustee Needs to Know at Tax Time2019-07-02T11:52:21+00:00

Blog Roundup: PI Settlements/College Supports/Eldercare/Employment/SNTs & SSI

2014-08-13T19:05:33+00:00

SNA attorneys have daily involvement with a wide array of issues facing individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Below is a sampling of recent posts from member blogs: High Expectations of PI Attorneys When Advising Clients During Settlement A recent client suit against personal injury attorneys illustrates the care with [...]

Blog Roundup: PI Settlements/College Supports/Eldercare/Employment/SNTs & SSI2014-08-13T19:05:33+00:00

Tough Choices: People with Disabilities Face Housing Crisis

2019-06-25T17:46:49+00:00

By Mary E. O'Byrne, Esq., and Stephen W. Dale, Esq. This is the first in a series of articles addressing scarce housing for people with disabilities. The shortage in housing for individuals with disabilities has reached crisis proportions, with some special needs attorneys citing it as their clients' number one issue. "Pricing Out in 2012," [...]

Tough Choices: People with Disabilities Face Housing Crisis2019-06-25T17:46:49+00:00

Working With the Social Security Administration: Some Thoughts for the Perplexed

2019-07-03T14:41:59+00:00

By Michael J. Astrue, Former Commissioner, Social Security Administration I moved back to the Boston area last year after my six-year term as Commissioner ended. It has mostly been a joyous transition for me, but one small but recurring annoyance is that one of my radio stations keeps playing advertisements for a financial advisor who [...]

Working With the Social Security Administration: Some Thoughts for the Perplexed2019-07-03T14:41:59+00:00

The Arc Reacts to Startling New Bureau of Justice Statistics on Crimes against People with Cognitive and Other Disabilities

2019-06-25T17:48:50+00:00

The Special Needs Alliance and The Arc collaborate on issues of mutual interest. The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) recently released a report on Crime Against [...]

The Arc Reacts to Startling New Bureau of Justice Statistics on Crimes against People with Cognitive and Other Disabilities2019-06-25T17:48:50+00:00

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