Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Blog Roundup: Home and Community Care/Least Restrictive Environment/”Sole Benefit” SNT Distributions/Hospitals and Family Caregivers

HCBS–A Cost-Effective Method of Providing Care Home and community-based care is less expensive than nursing home care and has the potential to ease states’ Medicaid burden. Read on. http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2014/05/hcbs-a-cost-effective-method-of-providing-care.html Does the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Work for Your Child? An inclusive environment isn’t always the best educational solution for a student with special needs. Read […]

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Posted: May 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

Understanding SNT Groundrules Can Avoid Disappointment

By Bridget O’Brien Swartz Vice President & Senior Trust Officer First International Bank & Trust Beneficiaries and their families generally have high expectations regarding special needs trusts (SNTs), which are designed to enhance quality of life for a loved one with disabilities without threatening eligibility for means-tested government programs. But SNTs are subject to regulation, […]

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Posted: May 8th, 2014 | 1 Comment »