February 2012

Writing Workshops Offered To U.S. Veterans

The Veterans Writing Workshop gives veterans the tools and confidence they need to bring their stories to life. Veterans meet once a week for peer support and feedback on their writing. These workshops are free of charge to all U.S. Veterans. The workshops will conclude with the publication of a print anthology of veterans' writing and public readings.

The first workshop series starts February 23 from 6-8PM and concludes on May 3 at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus,  Room 703, 113 West 60th Street, NY, NY.

The second workshop series begins February 27 from 6-8PM at Fordham University's Westchester Campus, Room 120, 400 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, NY.

For more information or to register, please click here or email info@veteranswritingworkshop.org.
Pooled Special Needs Trusts Can Provide Peace of Mind for Donors and Beneficiaries


A pooled special needs trust is established and operated by a nonprofit association that typically has a record for how it administers assets for individuals with disabilities. Read more...
Changes to High School Diplomas for Students with Disabilities in 2013

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Diploma will be eliminated next school year. The New York Board of Regents plans to give a new "Skills and Achievement Commencement Credentials" to students who graduate from their IEP programs. Read more...
Special Education Advocacy Presentations

Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq., recently met with parents of students at School 721M in New York City to discuss transition planning for 18-21 year olds with disabilities. Parents were particularly interested in guardianships, OPWDD eligibility, and the rights of students post high school.
The special education advocacy attorneys at Littman Krooks are committed to advising parents on how to advocate for their child's educational rights. Our goal is to empower parents with the necessary tools to be successful. Littman Krooks attorneys have years of experience in getting the required services for students with special needs.

To have an experienced attorney from Littman Krooks speak to your group, email us at info@littmankrooks.com.
March 10, 2012 
Educational workshops and one-on-one consultations presented by financial professionals to assist you with everyday financial decisions. Amy C. O'Hara, Esq., to present planning for the future.   
For more information, or to register, click here.


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Upcoming Professional Events

April 4, 2012 - Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., & Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., to speak at Foxmoor's Elder Law and Special Needs 2012 Update at the Crown Plaza, 66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY. The seminar will focus on elder law, medicaid planning, guardianship, and special needs planning-including special needs trusts. For more information or to register, click here.

March 8, 2012 - Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq., will speak at New Directions Program on Special Education Law at Pace Graduate Center, 1 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY.
This event is for participating students only.

March 20, 2012 - Sheryl Frishman, Esq., to present Understanding IEPs at the Lay Advocacy Training for Educational Rights and Responsibilities at Rockland Community College.

March 21, 2012 - Amy C. O'Hara, Esq., will be speaking at NYSSCPA, 34th and Park Ave, NY, on taxation issues of special needs trusts.

 For more information on our events please visit our calendar by clicking here.
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