In Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999), the Supreme Court turned treatment for individuals with special needs on its head. Justice Ginsburg, writing for the Court framed the issue presented as follows: “Specifically, we confront the question whether the proscription of discrimination may require placement of persons with mental disabilities in community settings rather […]

EZ Elder Law is reposting a local announcement regarding the 6th Annual North Georgia Autism Conference. The Keynote speaker is Dr. Temple Grandin. An email address to get more information regarding the conference is in the image below.

7th Annual Autism Conference & Expo ~ Lessons Learned ~ The 2021 Autism Conference & Expo of Georgia will be held online using Whova and Zoom. Wednesday May 12, 2021 Science & Research 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm Thursday May 13, 2021 Practice & Implementation 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

All parents, grandparents, guardians, and other family members of children with special needs are invited to take part in a parent-led Parent Support Group. • Children are welcome • Childcare is provided • Free Pizza Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm

DATE: Friday, March 26, 2021 MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE: Improve Administration of the Disability Programs REPORT NUMBER:  A-02-18-50357 REPORT TYPE: Audit Report OFFICE AFFILIATION: The Office of Audit Our objective was to determine whether Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients used, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) verified the values of, Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts.  View […]

Hamilton Medical Center’s Anna Shaw Children’s Institute is hosting a 6 week workshop on Social Skills from April 12 through May 17, 2021. Space is limited if you are interested.

The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national organization comprised of attorneys committed to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families, and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena. The SNA is an invitation-only organization. […]

On July 5, 2016, in Doctors Hospital of Augusta v. Alicea, 299 Ga. 315 (2016), the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed lower court decisions denying a motion for summary judgment. In doing so, the Court interpreted the Georgia Advanced Directive Act, O.C.G.A. § 31-32-1 et seq., holding that it is the will of the patient or […]

A medication error is defined as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer,” according to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives […]

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