This installment of the Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Edward V. Wilcenski, 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 past president of the Special Needs Alliance, Ed writes and lectures frequently on issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.
This installment of the Voice was written by Robert B. Fleming. Robert is a partner in Fleming & Curti, PLC, a Tucson law firm focusing on special needs planning, trust administration, guardianship/conservatorship and estate planning. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and also of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been a member of the Special Needs Alliance since its founding, and was one of the original co-authors of the SNA's Handbook for Trustees, the free online guide to managing special needs trusts.
Kevin Graham, QuickenLoans.com
By Robert B. Fleming, CELA & Dennis S. Voorhees, Esq. Technology is reshaping home and workplace--and law offices are no exception. Software, cloud computing and mobile devices have introduced convenience and efficiencies that benefit families with special needs. Assistive Technology Technical advances are making it easier to communicate directly with clients who are nonverbal. One [...]
By Jennifer Steneberg, Esq. Legislation to enable individuals with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts (SNTs) has recently been reintroduced in Congress with bi-partisan support. Representatives Glenn Thompson (PA-05) and Frank Pallone, Jr., and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) have introduced the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015 (H.R. [...]