National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month

Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Across the Country Educate People with Disabilities and Their Families on Legal Options This October

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NAELA members are dedicated to assisting these individuals and their families to maximize quality of life and independence by best utilizing family and public resources.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older Americans and individuals with special needs, established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a way to educate people with disabilities and their families about their legal options in dealing with durable powers of attorney, guardianship and conservatorship, Medicare, Medicaid, planning for health care decision-making, and other important issues.

“Meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities can be almost impossible if you aren’t familiar with the ever-changing laws relating to special needs. NAELA members are dedicated to assisting these individuals and their families to maximize quality of life and independence by best utilizing family and public resources,” said NAELA President Gregory French, CELA, CAP.

Many NAELA members will be celebrating National Special Needs Law Month throughout October with activities in their communities covering topics such as:

  • Setting up a special needs trust,
  • Social Security and Supplemental Security Income, and
  • Special Education (SPED) Law and children with learning disabilities.

To learn more about Special Needs Law Month, visit the NAELA website. NAELA also offers a variety of resources and links under NAELA.org > About > Consumers.

To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking For An Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Specialist Abby Matienzo by email [amatienzo(at)naela(dot)org] or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Member Directory.

About NAELA
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.

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