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

2020-04-01T16:46:16+00:00

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 Trusts2020-04-01T16:46:16+00:00

Mental Illness Is the Most Common Disability

2020-04-01T16:23:48+00:00

This post was authored by Elena A. 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 [...]

Mental Illness Is the Most Common Disability2020-04-01T16:23:48+00:00

Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines Cause Concern

2020-03-30T14:26:09+00:00

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 Concern2020-03-30T14:26:09+00:00

Isolation Tips for Families with Special Needs

2020-03-30T14:23:49+00:00

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 Needs2020-03-30T14:23:49+00:00

Taxes Can Get Complicated for Families with Special Needs

2020-03-30T14:17:32+00:00

This post was authored by Robert F. Brogan, CELA, president of the Brogan Law Group, with offices in Brick and Manchester, New Jersey. He focuses on special needs planning, elder law and asset protection. He is a member of the SNA Board of Directors. It’s time to think about taxes, which can be complicated for families [...]

Taxes Can Get Complicated for Families with Special Needs2020-03-30T14:17:32+00:00

Self-Advocate’s Golden Gate Adventure

2020-03-16T20:10:22+00:00

Angela at the Golden Gate Bridge, which has long fascinated her. Late last year, we wrote about Angela Campbell’s approaching dream-come-true trip to see the Golden Gate Bridge. The award-winning self-advocate from Madison, Wisconsin, mentioned her longing to visit the iconic landmark during her acceptance speech at an event hosted by The Arc-Dane [...]

Self-Advocate’s Golden Gate Adventure2020-03-16T20:10:22+00:00

“Wings for All” Activists Make a Dream Come True

2019-12-14T23:26:35+00:00

(From left) Job Coach Kathy Walters and self-advocate Angela Campbell with the “boarding pass” for their round-trip flight to San Francisco. Angela Campbell, of Madison, Wisconsin, has a can-do attitude that touched the hearts of Wings for All sponsors and volunteers, inspiring them to make a dream come true. “I’m saving my money [...]

“Wings for All” Activists Make a Dream Come True2019-12-14T23:26:35+00:00

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