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The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Amy C. O'Hara and her co-author, Marion Walsh. Amy is a partner with the New York law firm Littman Krooks LLP, specializing in special needs planning, guardianships, elder law, estate planning and administration, and personal injury settlement consulting. Marion is an attorney with Littman Krooks LLP who focuses her practice on special and general education advocacy. Marion has worked in education law for over 15 years and has been an advocate for children in many capacities. She is a graduate of NYU Law School.
Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times
By Trudy R. Jacobson, Senior Executive Officer, Development & Marketing, The Arc Hosted by: The Arc, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network [...]
Kelly A. Thompson, SpouseBuzz.com
By Ron M. Landsman Special needs trusts (SNTs) enable funds to be saved on behalf of an individual with disabilities without affecting their eligibility for means-tested programs such as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and Medicaid. Since income generated within trusts is often subject to high tax rates, it’s sometimes assumed that the same is true [...]
By Margaret Graham, Esq. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Owing to parent advocacy and landmark legislation, communities have become significantly more responsive to the needs of people such as my daughter, Emily, who has cerebral palsy and autism. But challenges remain, and families continue to band together throughout the U.S. to help one another, [...]