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Estate Planning and Special Needs

Special needs trusts, often referred to as supplemental needs trusts are an estate planning tool particularly useful for parents of mentally and physically disabled children. This type of trust will receive assets from you or another benefactor expressly for that…

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Service Dogs and the Supreme Court

In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who had been fighting with school officials for years over whether she could bring her service dog to school with her. At issue are…

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Special Education and COVID-19 Guidelines

The coronavirus is creating new challenges for schools to provide the necessary services to students with special needs. Students with special needs are provided Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), which requires tailoring to meet individual disability needs. The US Department…

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