NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.


NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.


NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.

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Federal Agency Recommends Ending Government Disability Jobs Program

10/20/20|  Story

An independent federal agency says it’s time for a decades-old government jobs program for people with disabilities to come to an end.
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20 Artists in Inaugural Class of Disability Futures Fellows Receive $50,000 Grants

10/19/20|  Story

All 20 artists will each receive unrestricted grants of $50,000. The fellows work in a range of disciplines including architecture, dance, multimedia and journalism.
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Baby Boomers Believe They Will Have a Better Retirement Than Their Parents, Kids, Survey Finds

10/16/20|  Story

Planning for retirement is stressful enough. Try bringing a pandemic into the mix.
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What Does Retirement Look Like in a Pandemic?

10/14/20|  Story

Bucket-list plans for travel to exotic lands are on hold, while socializing and volunteering have gone virtual.
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VA Solid Start Program Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

10/13/20|  Story

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be a stressful time for service members and their families – and VA is committed to supporting them throughout this process.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2020
10/2/2020  Press Release
Elder and special needs law attorneys focus on education and awareness of legal options for people with disabilities and their families
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NAELA Joins Other Organizations Opposing Immunity Waivers
9/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA recognizes the tragedy of nursing home resident deaths since COVID-19 and the importance of holding nursing homes accountable for the care they provide to residents.
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Social Security Celebrates 85th Anniversary
8/12/2020  Press Release
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired.
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NAELA Celebrates 2020 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
7/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26.
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NAELA Attorneys Receive Theresa Award
7/21/2020  Press Release
NAELA is pleased to announce that NAELA Fellows Myra G. Gilfix, and Michael Gilfix, CAP (Palo Alto, Calif.) were named the 2020 recipients of the Theresa Award.
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Terry Berthelot, MSW, JD, Storrs, Conn.

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"I’ve been a NAELA member since 2002. Over the years, I’ve chaired the Health Care Section, presented at conferences, and written articles for NAELA publications. Overall, I’d say that NAELA is my intellectual home. It’s where I can interact with like-minded people who care about the same issues that I do." 

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