Category: Disabilities & Special Needs Law

Shining a Light on Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is a special month dedicated to raising awareness about Down Syndrome, a chromosomal condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Down Syndrome Awareness Month provides a platform for advocates, families, and communities to come together and celebrate the unique abilities and contributions of individuals with Down Syndrome while also addressing the challenges they may

 

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Group Homes For Adults with Disabilities

In our last blog, we discussed the broad ways to enhance the independence of adults with disabilities. Going over living arrangements, education/skill development, as well as community involvement and legal advocacy for special needs individuals. One such option includes group homes for adults with disabilities, which has increasingly become a preferred option. What Are Group

 

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Enhancing Independence For Adults With Disabilities

For adults with disabilities, achieving independence is a journey filled with unique challenges and triumphs. It’s a path that involves not just personal growth but also the support of a caring community. It is necessary to seek out environments that promote independence, community engagement, and a fulfilling life. Accessible Living Spaces Creating an environment that

 

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Knowing Legal Rights During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

As the parent of a developmentally disabled child, did you know that it is important for you to know your legal rights? During the month of March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is celebrated to seek awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of

 

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Tips for Special Needs Planning Success When Planning for a Child with Down Syndrome

Do you have a child with Down syndrome? We know that as a parent of a child with Down syndrome you have many roles, such as caregiver, advocate, decision maker, champion, friend and fiduciary. What would happen should a time arise when you are no longer here? What would happen to your child? Who would

 

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How Do You Choose the Right Fiduciary for a Loved One with Special Needs?

When planning for special needs loved ones, it is important not just to consider the present, but also the rest of their lives. This includes, however daunting to think about, the time that remains after their parents or guardians are no longer alive. While it is a scary thought, it is a reality that all

 

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Why Do We Celebrate National Autism Acceptance Month?

Why is National Autism Acceptance Month celebrated every April? In the past decade, the widespread growth of autism has more than doubled among children in the United States, from 1 in 125 children receiving a diagnosis in 2010 to 1 in 59 children receiving a diagnosis in 2020, according to the Autism Society. The mission

 

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Planning to Help Aging Loved Ones with Parkinson’s Disease

Having a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can be devastating and heartbreaking, has this happened to you? As Parkinson’s progresses, has your loved one begun to experience difficulty walking, bathing, and dressing, as well as falling? Are you, your loved one and family facing the difficult decision of placing your loved one in a

 

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Why Comprehensive Special Needs Planning is Critical for You and Your Family

You know there are many legal considerations involved when you are planning for a loved one with special needs. From government benefits and accessing specialists to care management and advocacy, you may find yourself pulled in a myriad of directions. The secret to success? Don’t put off the comprehensive special needs planning you need. We

 

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