Special Needs News is an e-newsletter that brings you reports of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to those with special needs and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Dana Perry and the other members of the Special Needs Planning Practice Group of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
Standing up to Life’s Traumatic Events
by Amy Boulware, Care Manager, (LAP MSW)
The Top 7 Reasons to Establish a Special Needs Trust
Special needs trusts (SNTs) can play an important role in helping families plan for children with special needs. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to speak with your attorney about establishing an SNT. Read more ->
How to Prepare for Your First IEP Meeting
Many parents feel intimidated at the thought of attending their child’s first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, but with adequate preparation it can be an informative, successful and (relatively) stress-free experience. Read more ->
Personal Care Assistants Can Offer Much-Needed Help to Families with Special Needs Children
Personal care assistants (PCAs) may be an option to give caregivers needed help. Most states provide personal care services through their Medicaid programs to help families manage the daily care of children, adults and the elderly with long-term disabilities. Read more ->
Make Sure Your Estate Plan Doesn't Put Your Child at Risk
Parents are often very familiar with the government benefits their child receives, but many don't think about the effect that their own estate plan can have on those benefits. Read more ->
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!
As we head into the new year, we're making plans for what to bring you in 2017.
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