May 29, 2018     
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NAELA Announces Winner of President's Recognition Award

Washington, DC —  National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) President Hyman G. Darling, CELA, CAP, selected CHD Meadows Homes in West Springfield, Mass., and Pathlight in Springfield, Mass. as the recipients of the 2018 President’s Recognition Award. 

Each year, the current NAELA President selects an outstanding individual or organization to receive the President’s Recognition Award. The recipient will also receive a donation from NAELA.

CHD Meadows Homes provides residential support to an average of 79 adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Pathlight (formerly Association for Community Living) partners with people with disabilities to create opportunities and build relationships throughout their lives.


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

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