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May 2010
Guide to NYC
Special Ed Services

The New York City Department of Education has just published an updated version of A Parent's Guide to Special Education Services for School-Age Children. Available in a wide variety of languages, this comprehensive resource is an invaluable tool concerning New York City's special education system.(Click here to download)

In the News
Issues relating to elder law, estate planning, veterans' benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy are regularly featured in the media.  Here are examples of recent coverage ....

Advance Directives in New York  State," Niche News

The Medicaid Trust," Trusts & Estates Magazine

"To Roth or not to Roth. That is the question," Niche News

"The Hitch in Home Transfers,"  AARP Magazine

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Bernie the Attorney
Radio Show
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Each Thursday, from 6:05 to 6:35 PM, tune into radio station  WFAS 1230 AM to hear Bernie discuss issues of note with authorities on elder law, estate planning, veterans' benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy. Click here for 2010 spring schedule

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Medicare While Abroad

What happens to retirees' federal benefits while they are out of the country? Although Social Security benefits are available to retirees in other countries, Medicare is not.

Summer Camp for a Child with Special Needs
Here are a few tips on selecting a  summer camp for children with disabilities. 

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Powers of Attorney Come in Different Flavors

A power of attorney is an important planning tool. It allows a person you appoint - your "attorney-in-fact" or agent to act in your place for financial or other purposes when and if you ever become incapacitated or if you can't act on your own behalf. Which type is best for you?

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New Online
Medicare Application

The Social Security Administration has just launched a new service that allows people to enroll online for their Medicare benefits even if they are not ready to file for Social Security.

Life Insurance and Children with a Disability

Should insurance be purchased on the life of a child with a disability? Here are some factors to consider.

Shennelle Morant

Joins Firm

Shennelle Morant, a graduate of the University of Brighton, U.K., has joined the firm as a legal intern.

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Community Outreach


Littman Krooks attorneys are regularly in the community, supporting nonprofits and speaking on issues of interest in the areas of elder law, estate planning, veterans' benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy.

Bernard A. Krooks served as a "golf mentor" to a Poughkeepsie High School student at an education event sponsored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Amy C. O'Hara spoke on advance directives at a MetLife seminar on elder law and estate planning.

Harriet P. Schleifer  spoke about her career path to Professor Emily Waldman's class on Education and Law at Pace University School of Law.

Vincent P. Mancino and Melissa Hayn attended the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Annual Recognition Breakfast.

Nicole Garcia will be walking and raising funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on June 4 at Gorton High School, Yonkers.

Harriet P. Schleifer spoke about transition planning to the Roundtable Group of Putnam Independent Living Services.

Bernard A. Krooks and Terry Devens are on the planning board for the Epilepsy Foundation's "1st Annual Stroll for Epilepsy-Dutchess to Ulster County" on June 6 at the Walkway over the Hudson Bridge.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky will be speaking about special needs planning, special education advocacy, guardianship, and the availability of government benefits at FD Day 2010, hosted by the Dysautonomia Foundation  on June 6 at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky will speak on guardianship at Synergia's Metropolitan Parent Center on June 7.

As a service to our clients and the many community organizations that serve them, Littman Krooks regularly publicizes local events on our website calendar. Visit www.littmankrooks.com/calendar/.

Know of an event we should list?  Contact us at info@littmankrooks.com.

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