National Special Needs Law Month

What Is It?
In October, special needs planning attorneys throughout the country contribute a great deal to their communities by educating those with special needs, their families, and caregivers about their legal needs. By participating in Special Needs Law Month, you can help spread the mission of NAELA — to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of those with disabilities.

Ways to Celebrate

Reach out to the community and your clients in a variety of ways that will benefit not just the community, but also your elder law and special needs planning practice.

Let NAELA Help You Spread The Word on Special Needs Law Month
Email us for a free copy of our "Questions and Answers When Looking For An Elder or Special Needs Law Attorney" brochure.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney in your area through our Member Directory.

For help with promoting your Special Needs Law Month events and for more information, contact Communications Manager Abby Matienzo.
2019 Events
The Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys will celebrate National Special Needs Law Month in October, by holding a Special Needs Advocacy Presentation for families, friends, staff members and the public at the Walnut Street Center, Inc. (291 Mystic Avenue in Medford) on October 8 at 6:00 PM. The event is free for anyone interested. Please RSVP to or by calling 617-774-1448.

Elder Law Associates PA shared an article about National Special Needs Law Month and posted a video on their website. 

Lisa Powers spoke on Rochester's 98.9 The Buzz program with Sandy Waters on special needs and supplemental needs trusts.

Christine Tenore gave a presentation on The Importance of Advance Planning in Fairfield, CT.

MassNAELA celebrated Special Needs Law Month in October 2019 by distributing more than 200 copies of its Special Needs Advocacy Toolkit to stakeholders such as the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Developmental Services, Boston Children’s Hospital, Autism Housing Pathways, MetroWest Center for Independent Living, MetroWest Legal Services, and MassPAC.

Contact Us

Nancy Sween
Senior Director of Communications and Publications
703-942-5711 #225

Abby Matienzo
Communications Manager
703-952-5711 #230