For Immediate Release
May 12, 2017        
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

NAELA Attorney Receives Theresa Award


Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Officers and Directors of the Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation are pleased to announce that elder law and special needs planning attorney and NAELA member H. Amos Goodall, CELA, CAP, (State College, Pa.) has been named the 2017 recipient of the Theresa Award. The Theresa Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of those individuals who go above and beyond in helping and advocating for people with special needs.

Established in 1992, the Theresa Foundation grants funds for arts, music, dance, and recreational programs to help children with special needs attain the highest level of educational, artistic, emotional, physical, and intellectual achievement possible. The Theresa Foundation was created by attorney Vincent J. Russo, CELA, CAP, and his wife, Susan, in honor of their daughter, Theresa, who was born severely disabled and passed away when she was just five and a half years old.

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. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.

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