NAMI Conference May 17, 2016 Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee Vermont
Special Needs Planning for Individuals with Mental Illness presented by Claudia I. Pringles, Esq.
Special needs planning is essential to protect and plan for your disabled child of any age. Even though not having the right plans in place can be a detriment for loved ones with a mental illness, many families just don’t know where to begin.
This workshop will include an overview of what parents and grandparents need to know about special needs planning, including the protection of important government benefits (SSI & Medicaid), special needs trusts, how to avoid a “payback” to the state for Medicaid, and more. We will also discuss what to do in situations where a person is already over the asset limit and the options available in those situations.
Speaker Bio: Claudia Pringles is a licensed attorney with a focus area in special needs law. She is also a tireless advocate; helping to pass several laws at the state level that significantly help those with disabilities and she received a national award for her advocacy. She is a parent of two children, including a teenage daughter with autism. Her website is www.specialneedslawattorney.com.
Learn more about special needs planning.