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"Here Comes the Sun" is the Newsletter from Russo Law Group, P.C. specifically for the Special Needs Community. For more information on any of the articles you read here, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Breaking News: President Obama Signs the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act into Law!

The Cures Act, containing the SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST FAIRNESS ACT, was signed by President Obama and passed into law; this marks an enormous milestone for individuals with disabilities!

As the Trustee of a Special Needs Trust, What are your Responsibilites?

Often, a special needs trust is established so that the beneficiary can have use of funds that are left to them via an estate or funded during an individual's lifetime.


The Top 7 Reasons to Establish a Special Needs Trust

Special needs trusts (SNTs) can play an important role in helping families plan for children with special needs. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to speak with your attorney about establishing an SNT.


How to Prepare for Your First IEP Meeting

Many parents feel intimidated at the thought of attending their child’s first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, but with adequate preparation it can be an informative, successful and (relatively) stress-free experience.


Personal Care Assistants Can Offer Much-Needed Help to Families with Special Needs Children

Personal care assistants (PCAs) may be an option to give caregivers needed help. Most states provide personal care services through their Medicaid programs to help families manage the daily care of children, adults and the elderly with long-term disabilities.

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Make Sure Your Estate Plan Doesn't Put Your Child at Risk

Parents are often very familiar with the government benefits their child receives, but many don't think about the effect that their own estate plan can have on those benefits. 

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