Legislative Updates

This year has been a banner year for passing some important legislation with regard to people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Thursday, October 23rd, Governor Deval Patrick held a ceremonial signing of three important bills: The Real Lives Bill (H4237) enables people with intellectual disabilities to make decisions that are central to how they live their […]

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Transition to Adulthood

Transition Planning for Children with Disabilities

The Transition to Adulthood For youth with disabilities, there are many things to consider … An individual’s transition plan must look at many elements of adult living: Employment opportunities Vocational and post-secondary education Where to live and with whom Independent living skills Recreation Leisure activities Social relationships Self-advocacy Health and safety Financial benefits Income planning […]

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Estate and Special Needs Lecture Series

We’re excited to unveil a new service to our future and existing clients! Beginning Thursday, February 27th, Attorney Annette Hines-Worthington will be sharing her vast wisdom on Estate and Special Needs Planning via a series of lectures.   Each topic will consist of a 45 minute lecture followed by answers to your questions.  Seating is […]

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Mark Worthington Named as 2013 Super Lawyer

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 […]

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Woman with Down Syndrome Prevails in Guardianship Dispute

This is the title of an Article written by Michelle Diamant and published in DISABILITY SCOOP, an online newspaper, on August 5, 2013. See the full Article here http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/08/05/woman-prevails-guardianship/18452/. The story was about a woman named Jenny in Virginia who had an intellectual disability and was 29 years old. Her mother and step-father had temporary […]

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