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.


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 about parents’ rights in advocating for an education that addresses an individual’s unique requirements.


Serious Consequences for Special Needs Trusts -Social Security’s Recent Policy Regarding the “Sole Benefit” Rule

A recent Social Security ruling defines “sole benefit” as it relates to the distribution of funds from a special needs trust (SNT). The ruling affects third party travel and payment for goods and services, with implications for revising some SNTs. Learn more.


Oklahoma Passes First in the Nation “Care Act” Supporting Family Caregivers

A direction-setting state law has been passed that defines hospital responsibilities to a patient’s family caregivers. Learn more.


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