Special Needs Planning – April Legal Update
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 Leah McElmoyl and the other members of the Special Needs Planning Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
Life’s Detours – Letting Go of Preconceived Expectations
by Amy Boulware, Elder Care Planning Manager, (LAP MSW)
I was listening to a country music station when a Suzy Bogguss song started playing as I was driving to work one day. Tears began cascading down my cheeks. I had never heard this song before and was puzzled by my sudden emotional reaction. While I listened in the solitude of my car, the words she sang really spoke to me. The song was called “Letting Go,” and it chronicles a mother’s feelings when her child turns 18 and is ready for the world. From past experience, I’ve learned that music has the ability to elicit intense emotions. And on this day, the music reminded me of everything I felt when my daughter Hannah suffered a traumatic brain injury a few years ago. [Click to read the full article and 7 Tips for Creating a Good Life Plan for a Child with a Disability.]