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 to their development? The U.S Department of Education has issued guidelines, but some advocates are fighting back.

Read on.

How to Cope with the Early Stages of Dementia

If a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia—or you suspect that they’re experiencing the early stages—there are legal steps that can be taken to help ensure their continued well-being.

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Why Your Special Needs Trust Should Be a Separate Free-Standing Document

There are good reasons to create your special needs trust as a standalone document, rather than including it within your will or another trust.

Read on.

About this Article: We hope you find this article informative, but it is not legal advice. You should consult your own attorney, who can review your specific situation and account for variations in state law and local practices. Laws and regulations are constantly changing, so the longer it has been since an article was written, the greater the likelihood that the article might be out of date. SNA members focus on this complex, evolving area of law. To locate a member in your state, visit Find an Attorney.

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