Three bills aimed at improving ABLE accounts were introduced in Congress on April 4, 2017. These bills were also introduced in the previous session but were not successful in becoming law. The first bill (the “ABLE Age Adjustment Act,” S. 817/HR 1874) raises the age by which the individual’s disability must have occurred from age […]
Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District After no IDEA Supreme Court cases for decades until this year, it took the United States Supreme Court only seventy days from oral argument to issue a unanimous opinion authored by the Chief Justice in favor of the plaintiffs in the Endrew F. case. This comes hot on […]
“I bet Napoleon regrets getting Fry’s with that!” For the first time in decades, the United States Supreme Court has heard not one but two cases under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Both of them were plaintiff victories. The second – Endrew F. – is more significant in that for the first time […]
Oral Arguments in Endrew F. before the United States Supreme Court, January 11, 2017 Maybe a landmark case in Special Education Law? We shall see. As we reported in our “2016 Year in Review,” last month, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear on January 11, 2017 oral arguments in the Colorado case of […]
Sorry, I forgot to put this in the blog. Our 2016 Year in Review for Special Needs and Elder Law Developments is here.
My partner Annette and I each get to answer one question of our choosing on the SuperLawyers website. (Yes, I know, its “Super Lawyers,” but I like writing it as one word anyway.) I’ve been on the SuperLawyers list since 2008 (thank you, SuperLawyers!), but this is the first time I’ve sat down to write […]
Mark Worthington and Annette Hines have been selected to the 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects attorneys after a rigorous process. Each nominated attorney is evaluated by […]
Correction to our latest blog post about our Transition Planning Lecture on May 29th at 6:00 PM: There will be no $50 fee, as this is a free seminar. However, there is still limited seating, so please call ahead at (508) 861-3453 if you plan on attending. We hope to see you here!
Managing Partner of the Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC, Mark Worthington, was designated as a Super Lawyer for the sixth consecutive year! How does an attorney receive such an honor and what drives this continuing tradition of selecting Super Lawyers? According to Cindy Larson, publisher of the Super Lawyers Magazine, “The selection process is […]
Our Shared Living model is designed to serve adults over 22 years old with mild to moderate disabilities in a large house setting with opportunities built-in for friendships, social opportunities/development and the chance to integrate with a community of their peers.