What is a Special Needs Planning Attorney?
A Special Needs Planning Attorney works with children and adults who have
disabilities. People with special needs may require unique and often
comprehensive, varied legal supports throughout their lives. Parents are frequently overwhelmed by their growing ‘to-do’ lists, and how to find the information and resources to help their child right now. A Special Needs Planning Attorney can guide you to solutions that address priorities with an eye on the future.
Throughout the planning process, we will assess your family’s current
circumstances and develop a concise, ordered plan to implement. Our assessment
identifies government benefit opportunities, develops a family’s support and
financial plan, evaluates transition planning, necessary documents, using a team of professionals to guide you. Our shared goal and passion is to create a path that
provides the highest quality of life for our clients. We call the result of this work a
“Special Needs Plan.”
A Special Needs Plan will differ for each client because it considers the client’s
age, supports needed, education plan, finances, family goals for future living,
eligibility for government benefits, and parent/family support. A Special Needs
Plan must change over time to adapt to the client’s changing needs – such as
entering transition at school, becoming eligible for various government
benefits, parents aging and retiring, and unexpected life events.
Special Needs Planning is a unique area of law and considered by many to be
highly specialized. Because of the breadth of knowledge and experience
necessary, Clancy & Associates, Ltd. practices exclusively in this area of law.