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The Arc of the United States recently posted new videos providing an Overview of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE accounts. English versions of these videos are available on YouTube and are linked below for your convenience. Spanish versions are available at the YouTube link below. Find other Arc Videos here

Registration is open for the 2021 National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts, October 13-15, 2021. It will be held at Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida and virtually online. Always popular, a representative from CMS will join to discuss recent events. This year, Gene Coffey will describe […]

We don’t always give a shout out for symposiums sponsored by others, but we’ll make an exception here. The 2022 Special Needs Planning Symposium looks like an all-star cast for anyone on the west coast who works with special needs individuals (especially if you can’t make it to Stetson). Two sessions look especially interesting: (1) […]

Selected articles from Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings: Staff Shortages Are Hammering Long-term Care Facilities, Home Care Agencies, and Families Pandemic-inspired retirement may be short-lived for many More than 41million dementia cases globally are undiagnosed – study Signs of Early Alzheimer’s May Be Spotted in Brain Stem The quality, not quantity, of cardiovascular fat […]

On September 1, 2021, the Administration for Community Living posted a guest blog titled “BE WITH: Combating Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Suicide Risk. The blog post describes “how one project is helping build capacity within the aging network to help address social isolation and loneliness and prevent suicide amongst older adults.” Contributors include Laura Shannonhouse, […]

National Institutes of Health: The Amazing Brain: A Sharper Image of the Pyramidal Tract Administration for Community Living: DOL announced an alliance with AAAED to promote people with disabilities in the national organization’s workplace equity efforts Webinars from National Paralysis Center Volunteer and Advocacy Opportunities, Wednesday, August 18 Virtual Support Groups, August 26th National Consumer […]

In In re Estate of Wertzer, 330 Ga. App. 294 (2014), the primary issue was whether the probate court had the authority to enter an order establishing a visitation schedule with the father, over the objection of the mother, who had been appointed Sierra Wetzer’s guardian and conservator. The Court held that the probate court […]

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Tips to Make Mealtimes Easier for People with Alzheimer’s Decoding Heart-Brain Talk to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Deaths Researchers identify a cellular defect common to familial and sporadic forms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Device allows paralyzed man to communicate with words Scientists uncover how decisions about what we see are […]

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced: Reports shows that words matter. Language can reduce mental health and additional stigman. “In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these […]

Frontline posted a new podcast regarding a race-related murder in Chicago in 1955. That murder resulted in a bill named for the victim that would wind up in the halls of Congress. It was aimed at bringing justice to unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Around the same time, the Department of Justice and […]

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