March 30, 2021 
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager

NAELA Celebrates 14th Annual World Autism Awareness Day

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys joins Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2021. Autism Speaks encourages communities around the world to Light It Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them. See a list of Autism-friendly events on the Autism Speaks website.

“NAELA member attorneys assist persons with disabilities and their families to set up special needs trusts, individualized education programs (IEPs), and other legal and care planning to help their families provide better quality of life for these individuals,” said NAELA President Wendy Shparago Cappelletto, Esq., CAP.

Learn more about NAELA members and questions and answers when looking for an elder and special needs law attorney. 

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

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 to 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, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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