Advocating for your Child in the School System

Special Education Advocate Mary Jo O’Neill wrote a feature article in the April issue of Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine: Advocating for your Child in the School System, where she provides advice on how to create an effective Individualized Education Program (IEP), how to form positive working relationships with your child’s educators and how to advocate for a successful school year for your child.  “You know your children best.  You know their strengths, their weaknesses and their capabilities. Although the school system can be difficult to navigate, it’s imperative for parents to advocate for their children, because they deserve a program that can give them the opportunity to thrive in education.”

Link to the full article: Advocating for your child in the School System 


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It’s About You – Handling a Crisis

If you are caring for an older family member, you can’t always predict what’s going to happen, and sometimes the unexpected does happen and you find yourself in a crisis, what do you do?

Joe Cronauer from WKYC talks with Attorney David Banas and Care Coordinator Janelle Leonard, about the stress caregivers can experience and where they can find professional help.

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Spring Virtual Coffee & Conversation Series

Join Elder Law Attorneys David BanasEthan Welch and George Aljoe over a good cup of coffee as they provide tips to help alleviate stress as you plan for your future. Our monthly chats will discuss estate planning basics, caring for loved ones with a disability, Medicaid, and what to do if you or a spouse need nursing care.


April Conversation

David Banas and special guest Ervis Mellani from Ownership Advisors, Inc. will discuss how to pay for nursing home care.  Our chat will touch on topics like long-term care insurance, Veteran benefits, Medicaid and more! Good decision-making takes solid information and thoughtful guidance, let’s come together to help secure your future. RSVP!

Coming up in May:  Estate Planning 101

More details and RSVP links to follow!

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March Virtual Events

We’ve created our March virtual events with you in mind!

Planning for your future right now can be confusing and overwhelming, and it’s not always easy to anticipate the needs of older family members or loved ones with a disability. Our complimentary virtual programs will cover estate planning, communication with family, care advocacy, legal options and more.

We hope you’ll join our virtual discussions for support and guidance as you plan for the years ahead, and advocate on your loved one’s behalf.

Check out our programs below!
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