For Immediate Release
April 2, 2018     
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

NAELA Supports World Autism Awareness Day

Washington, DC — According to a recent Disability Scoop article, the federal government approved a spending measure which includes Kevin and Avonte’s Law, allocating federal dollars to address wandering among children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This news arrived in time for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. 

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys proudly supports people with autism and their families. NAELA member attorneys are committed to raising awareness through education and advocacy efforts on issues of importance to people with disabilities and their families.

“Many NAELA members have expertise in special needs planning. They are dedicated to helping families in need of assistance with setting up special needs trusts, dealing with special needs education issues, and legal issues specific to people living with autism,” said NAELA President Hyman G. Darling, CELA, CAP.

See the Autism Speaks website for more information.

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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