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  • Estate Planning for MS  (4/11/2014)
  • This newsletter speaks specifically about the issues surrounding planning for a loved one with Multiple Sclerosis or other neurological disorders.
  • Achieving Independence - What Can We Do For You?  (1/14/2014)
  • This month's newsletter provides an overview of how the "Achieving Independence" approach works within a Special Needs Trust. We also give a tour of our new website and how it provides education to families and professionals through free on-line videos, trainings and materials.
  • Affordable Care Act  (10/2/2013)
  • How does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which is commonly referred to as "Obamacare", affect families with disabilities?
  • Limited Conservatorships  (6/26/2013)
  • This edition of the Achieving Independence Newsletter discusses the use of Limited Conservatorships. Establishing a conservatorship is neither an easy decision nor the right answer for all families, but in the right situation, it is very important in providing protection, support and oversight.
  • Funding a Special NeedsTrust  (5/16/2013)
  • This month's focus is on funding issues. Special Needs Trusts are a unique instrument designed to protect benefits, provide for care according to your wishes and, when structured correctly, assist your loved one into the future.
  • Getting Ready!  (3/28/2013)
  • It's Spring! You know what that means, right? Tax time, spring activities, and just around the corner....Summer!
  • Support Community Services  (1/11/2013)
  • This special edition examines society's responsibility in supporting services and support for persons with disabilities.
  • Defining the Challenge  (12/13/2012)
  • Steve's writing a book! Here is an excerpt from the chapter entitled "Defining the Challenge".
  • Is it time to Review Your Estate Plan  (8/30/2012)
  • This quarter's newsletter asks the important question "Is It Time To Update Your Estate Plan?" Why is that important? One only has to look at the numerous changes in programs, benefits, budgets and community services to find the answer.
  • Autism Awareness Month  (4/10/2012)
  • April is National Autism Awareness Month. There are many activities and outreach programs planned to help families of Autistic loved ones.
  • Integrating Care Management - January 2012  (1/14/2012)
  • Information on how Care Managers can enhance short and long term planning and advocacy for your special needs family member.
  • Cha...cha....cha....changes - July 2011  (7/22/2011)
  • Things are changing for the Dale Law Firm, PC. They're also changing in the world around us! Also see our growing list of educational support and workshops available to our families and colleagues.
  • Action Alert March 2011  (3/30/2011)
  • Its a call to arms! Don't just shake your head, do something!
  • Tax Act Feb 2011  (3/4/2011)
  • This month we focus on how the Tax Act of 2010 affects families and community programs serving disabled citizens.
  • Newsletter Jan 2011
  • A special edition celebrating "Ed Roberts Day". Ed Roberts was considered "The Father Of Disability Rights"
  • V2 Housing 2009
  • Important housing information to work within benefits and long term special needs
  • V1 Budget Crisis 2009
  • Our FIRST Achieving Independence On-line Newsletter! This issue focused on the impending California budget cuts.
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