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

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

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This year is especially important as the Affordable Care Act begins to have an impact on people with special needs...

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a grassroots effort to educate people with disabilities and their families about their legal options in dealing with guardianship and conservatorship, Medicare, Medicaid, special education, and other important issues.

“National Special Needs Law Month gives NAELA members and other special needs advocates the opportunity to improve the quality of life of people with special needs, their families, and their local communities through education on important legal topics. This year is especially important as the Affordable Care Act begins to have an impact on people with special needs,” said NAELA President Howard S. Krooks, CELA, CAP.

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

  •     Financing long-term care,
  •     Living wills/health care proxies,
  •     Special needs trusts, and
  •     Durable powers of attorney.

To learn more about Special Needs Law Month, visit the NAELA website. NAELA also offers a variety of resources and links for the public 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 Associate 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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