September 28, 2018     
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October
Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Attorneys Focus on Education and Awareness of Legal Options for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a grassroots effort to help people with disabilities and their families understand special needs planning and the resources available to them. 

Special needs planning can involve special needs trusts, care management, advocacy to preserve educational or civil rights, public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, and other important issues. 

“NAELA member attorneys are dedicated to advocating for the rights of people with disabilities and assisting them and their families on legal matters. This annual event gives members a chance to connect with members of their community and provide important resources,” said NAELA President Michael J. Amoruso, Esq., CAP, Fellow.

Many NAELA members will be celebrating National Special Needs Law Month with activities in their communities covering topics such as:

• Financing long-term care,
• Care management, 
• Special needs trusts, and
• SSI and Medicaid rules and regulations.

Learn more about NAELA members.

To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking for an Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Manager Abby Matienzo by email or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Member Directory.

About NAELA
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit NAELA.org/FindLawyer.

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