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Special Needs

Our attorneys provide services for both adults and children with special needs. For children, we assist families to access Early Intervention and advocate for students in Special Education. We ensure that individuals who need special education are receiving it and that schools are delivering IEP (Individualized Education Plan) services.

For young adults, we assist families with the transition from special education to adult services. We represent families in guardianship and conservatorship hearings to ensure the safety of their family member. We help determine and realize eligibility for adult services, including government benefits. During adult services eligibility determinations, we ensure that individuals are properly evaluated.

For adults, our attorneys represent clients whose loved one has been denied or not prioritized for adult services. We advocate for their initial eligibility for government benefits as well as for their continued eligibility for those benefits. If an individual with a disability receives a settlement or inheritance, we develop a plan to maintain benefits. Together with their families, we help develop housing plans for their child with a disability, and estate plans to reassure parents that their loved one will be cared for after the parent’s death.

We are also ready to assist our clients with the creation of supplemental needs trusts. Whether your goal is to maintain a loved one’s eligibility for government benefits or to ensure they are cared for after your death, our attorneys can craft a supplemental needs trust to fit your needs.