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Disabled Voters are Enfranchised Voters

Monday, 15 October 2018 11:49

voteWe are excited to share a short, 30-second video created to help empower voters with disabilities.  It was produced for Ohioans with disabilities by All Voting is Local with help from Milestones Autism Resources.  (I’m honored to be one of the Board Members of Milestones!)


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Special Education News

Monday, 15 October 2018 10:20

MJOThe Special Education Team of Hickman & Lowder welcomes Special Education Advocate Mary Jo O’Neill, M.Ed., as its newest member.  Mary Jo will be working with the team to develop more cost effective and efficient service packages to help parents navigate the complexities of IDEA.


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Resource for Caregivers

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:39

red alertWe have all heard of “Amber” alerts.  They are messages regarding missing or abducted children and are intended to alert us in the event we have any information regarding the missing child’s whereabouts.  Perhaps we’ve received them as texts, emails, or voice mails.  Maybe we’ve seen them on billboards as we’re driving.  The intent is to use the public’s help to locate the missing child as quickly as possible.


The Alzheimer’s Association has a very similar program to identify individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.  The program is called MedicAlert + Safe Return.  It is a 24-hour, nationwide, emergency response service.  More information regarding this important service and how to access can be found here.


- Posted by Attorney Elena Lidrbauch 

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Medicaid Applications: Pitfalls to Avoid

Monday, 17 September 2018 09:18

billsFor many families, placing a loved one in a nursing home is a traumatic and unwelcomed event.  In so many cases, the adult children of elderly parents are signing admission agreements to nursing homes that have a personal guarantee of payment – that if the nursing home doesn’t get paid, the adult child will be personally responsible.  But these individuals are told, “Don’t worry, Medicaid will pay once the money runs out.”  

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