At Hemness Law, we limit ourselves to the practice of Elder Law. Elder Law is a unique area of legal practice which is defined by the type of clients we serve the elderly and persons with disabilities.
The Special Needs Alliance is a national organization comprised of attorneys committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Many of our members have loved ones with special needs; all of them work regularly with public benefits, guardianship/conservatorships, planning for disabilities and special education issues. They collaborate with advocates throughout the special needs community to improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
ABLEnow accounts help individuals with disabilities save money to pay for qualified expenses, without being taxed on the earnings – and in most cases, without losing eligibility for certain means-tested benefit programs.
Amy shares how parenting special needs children with developmental disabilities such as ADHD and ASD can make social outings challenging and that sometimes you need to say “no”, but you also need to create experiences you can say “yes” to.
Amy shares the stages she went through as her son was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, then Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and ultimately Autism Spectrum Disorder. From the initial feeling of being “Punched in the Gut”, then to the “Pushing Up the Sleeves” stage of learning everything you can, and finally to the “At Peace” when you have come to terms and accepted where your child is. Amy hopes this podcast will help parents of special needs kids find that peace in their parenting journey.