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Customizable Visa Card Aids Financial Independence

2020-07-09T10:51:56-04:00

This installment of The Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Stephen W. Dale, Esq., founder of The Dale Law Firm, PC, in Pacheco, California. His practice focuses on estate planning, and he is an ardent advocate for disability rights. He is a frequent national speaker on a wide range of disability topics, and has received both the Powley Award and Theresa Foundation Award in recognition of his work on behalf of individuals with special needs. He is a board member with the Arc of California, a trustee with the Golden State Pooled Trust, and legal counsel for True Link Financial.

Customizable Visa Card Aids Financial Independence2020-07-09T10:51:56-04:00

Special Needs Planning Benefits All Siblings

2020-07-08T09:40:26-04:00

This edition of the Voice is written by Benjamin A. Rubin, Esq., LLM, a partner in Rubin Law, with offices in Buffalo Grove, Chicago and Old Orchard, Illinois. The firm focuses exclusively on serving the families of children and adults with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Having a brother with autism, among other significant disabilities, has profoundly shaped who Benjamin is today, including the type of law he chose to practice.

Special Needs Planning Benefits All Siblings2020-07-08T09:40:26-04:00

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is June 15th

2020-07-10T13:34:00-04:00

This post was written by Emma Hemness, CELA, founding owner of Hemness Faller Elder Law, located in the Tampa Bay area in Brandon, Florida. She limits her law practice to elder law, estate planning and special needs planning, providing guidance to families with loved ones who are elderly and persons with disabilities.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is June 15th2020-07-10T13:34:00-04:00

Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Individuals with Disabilities

2020-06-29T14:24:04-04:00

This article for The Voice was written by Richard A. Kroll, Esq. of Rochester, New York, a member of the Special Needs Alliance. An attorney with 45 years of experience, his expertise is frequently sought by both individuals, and organizations in the special needs community. Richard is a self-described “cat-person.” Please visit him on the web at www.Kroll-LawOffice.com.

Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Individuals with Disabilities2020-06-29T14:24:04-04:00

Understanding the Stimulus Check Program

2020-06-29T14:25:04-04:00

This post was co-authored by Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., and Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq., of Wilcenski Pleat Law, with offices in Clifton Park and Queensbury, New York. Tara’s practice includes special needs planning and administration, traditional estate planning and elder law. Ed, who is a past president of the Special Needs Alliance, focuses on special needs planning, elder law, and estate planning.

Understanding the Stimulus Check Program2020-06-29T14:25:04-04:00

Roundup: Special Ed and Coronavirus/ Coping with Early Dementia/Standalone Special Needs Trusts

2020-04-03T17:58:40-04:00

SNA attorneys have ongoing involvement with the wide-ranging issues faced by individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Here is a sampling from member blogs and newsletters… Defining a Student’s Legal Rights to Special Ed During COVID-19 With coronavirus isolating families at home, how will special ed students receive the services so important [...]

Roundup: Special Ed and Coronavirus/ Coping with Early Dementia/Standalone Special Needs Trusts2020-04-03T17:58:40-04:00

Mental Illness Is the Most Common Disability

2020-07-10T13:25:12-04:00

This post was authored by Elena Lidrbauch, CELA, of Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA, Cleveland, Ohio. Her practice focuses on issues affecting persons with disabilities and older individuals, including special needs planning, guardianship and estate planning. In addition to her law degree, she has an M.Ed in rehabilitation counseling. Prior to practicing law, she spent [...]

Mental Illness Is the Most Common Disability2020-07-10T13:25:12-04:00

Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines Cause Concern

2020-04-07T18:37:45-04:00

This post was authored by Kim Dayton, Esq., Professor Emerita at the William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. Her areas of interest include disability rights, parenting an adult child on the autism spectrum, and end-of-life decision-making. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), a federal agency with [...]

Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines Cause Concern2020-04-07T18:37:45-04:00

Isolation Tips for Families with Special Needs

2020-07-09T09:21:17-04:00

This post was authored by Bryn Poland, Esq., of Mayo & Poland, PLLC, Baytown, Texas. She focuses her practice on special needs trust planning and administration, qualified settlement funds, and estate planning. She is a member of the Special Needs Alliance. Schools and day programs are suspended. Non-essential businesses are told to operate remotely. Families [...]

Isolation Tips for Families with Special Needs2020-07-09T09:21:17-04:00

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