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Parents of Students With Special Needs Face Acute Challenges

3/27/20|  Story

Before the pandemic, most school districts placed students with special needs on an individual education program, or IEP. Full Story

Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved State Actions to Address COVID-19

3/26/20|  Story

This page aggregates tracking information on approved Medicaid emergency authorities to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency. We currently include details on Section 1135 waivers and 1915 (c) Waiver Appendix K strategies, but will update soon to add additional emergency authorities. Full Story

After OPM Action, VA Invites Retired Medical Personnel Back to Work

3/25/20|  Story

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), March 19, to waive a section of federal law that governs retired VA workers. Full Story

How COVID-19 May Impact Your Retirement Planning

3/24/20|  Story

The world has been in a panic since the outbreak of coronavirus, causing almost unprecedented market volatility. Some have been quick to compare this to the credit crisis of 2008 that lasted five years. Full Story

Nursing Home Residents Adapt to Solitude as They Brace for COVID-19

3/23/20|  Story

America’s nursing homes get creative as they brace for COVID-19. Full Story


Practice Management During an Emergency
3/26/2020  News Article
Read this NAELA News article along with the latest COVID-19 updates.
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2020 National Writing Award
3/12/2020  Press Release
University of Richmond School of Law Professor and Former Students Receive John J. Regan Writing Award
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NAELA Supports SSA National Slam the Scam Day
3/2/2020  Press Release
NAELA supports the Social Security Administration’s National “Slam the Scam Day” on March 5, 2020, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams across the country.
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NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2020
2/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March.
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Now Accepting Theresa Award Nominations
2/18/2020  Announcement
Deadline: March 4, 2020 - The Theresa Award is an annual community service award presented by the Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation to a NAELA member in recognition of his or her advocacy and support of individuals with disabilities.
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Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Ashley Shannon Burke, CELA, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • NAELA Litigation Committee
  • NAELA Ohio Chapter
"I’ve grown as an attorney in the Ohio Chapter, but getting involved with national NAELA helped me grow as well, and I enjoy giving back to an organization that really cares about the members. ."
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