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Prior Proper Estate Planning Eases Stress of the Unknown

(This article is part two of a multi-part series: Estate Plan Development for Parents of Children with Special Needs)   The basic premise of this article holds true regardless of whether you have a child with special needs or the simplest of circumstances. Planning is the key to estate planning – it’s even in the name! There are so many parts of the puzzle when it comes to making sure that your wishes are carried out in the event of a life-altering crisis. It’s especially critical when the plans you make today will considerably impact the future of your child with special needs. As...

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Organization: 1st Step to Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs

It’s never too late to plan for the future when you have a child with disabilities. While it’s easy to feel that the future is far away and there will always be enough time to plan, we all know that life offers no guarantees. In fact, when it comes to making sure your child with special needs is guaranteed care, if and when you are unable to provide care, a good strategy is to prepare an estate plan — now. Planning an Estate Plan early offers important benefits. Since prior property planning saves on costly mistakes, you can save money. Also, your...

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Is Guardianship the Right Choice for Your Family?

Every parent wants the very best for their child — whether they are one or 51. Most parents must loosen the reins a bit and allow their kids to take on more responsibility when they come of age; however, for parents of children with special needs, there are several things you can do that will allow you to legally manage the medical and financial needs of your child even after he or she turns 18. You may know your child still needs your assistance, but according to the law, once a person turns 18 they have the legal right to make...

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SGW Webinar: “Preparing Your Special Needs Child for Adulthood” – March 1

Did you know that the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) offers services that will assist your child with special needs as they mature into adulthood? Indeed. many services such as locating appropriate group housing and finding a job are available to New Jersey residents who apply for and get approved for DDD services. Sussan,Greenwald & Wesler, a New Jersey law firm dedicated to working with and supporting families with special needs children, is eager to help you navigate the DDD application process. With our assistance, the services your child is entitled to receive are just a few steps away. We...

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How to avoid the 10 biggest mistakes made at IEP meetings

When you are preparing for what may very well be one of the most important meetings of your life, it’s important to be prepared. Join Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler Attorney Lenore Boyarin, Esq. on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plainfield Library, 800 Park Ave., Plainfield NJ 07060 for a fascinating and informative discussion on how you can be the best advocate for your child when seeking services by avoiding commonly made IEP meeting mistakes. The program will address misperceptions about how special education works, how to avoid making common mistakes, and how to make more informed...

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7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD

1. ADHD is Real Nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States long ago concluded that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a real, brain-based medical disorder. These organizations also concluded that children and adults with ADHD benefit from appropriate treatment. 2. ADHD is a Common, Non-Discriminatory Disorder ADHD is a non-discriminatory disorder affecting people of every age, gender, IQ, religious and socio-economic background. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the percentage of children in the United States who have ever been diagnosed with ADHD is now 9.5%. Boys are diagnosed two to three times as often as...

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6 Back-to-School Planning Tips for Your Child With Special Needs

Written by  Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler For a few glorious weeks each year, classrooms are replaced with trips to the Shore, and your family’s summer vacation makes waiting for the school bus seems like a distant memory. Yet, while it may feel like the year has just ended, it’s never too soon to start planning for your child’s return to school in September. Here are 6 tips to help make the transition successful. Share your child’s IEP with appropriate staff members. The most important resource you and your child’s teachers share is the Individualized Education Program or IEP. Provide a copy of...

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6 Inclusive summer programming options in NJ to check out

Written by  Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler If you’re still considering summer programming options for your child with special needs, here are six wonderful camps/summer schools in New Jersey that can provide activities for kids of all ages. Each inclusive program will ensure that your child has equal opportunities to be included in recreational settings so they can learn and play together. Fusion Academy Princeton Fusion Academy offers a summer school that won’t take away your summer fun! Middle and high school students can catch up on missed credits, retake a class, get ahead before next semester, or supplement a homeschool program with an...

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5 Things to consider when choosing a guardian to name in your Will

Written by Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler Choosing a guardian to name in your Will When handing your will and estate planning, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is who will take care of your children if you become incapacitated or in the event of your death. “If you don't name a legal guardian in your will, the court will choose who will care for your children,” says Alex Hilsen, Esq., LL.M., head of SGW’s Estate Planning Division. “And you can’t assume that they will automatically grant custody to aunts, uncles, or grandparents.” When drawing up your will, be sure that...

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Does my child need an extended school year?

Written by  Mariann Crincoli, Esq. An extended school year (ESY) refers to educational programming beyond the required 180-day school year for students with disabilities who are eligible. Although every student with a disability who has an individualized education program (IEP) must be considered for ESY, not every student is eligible for ESY. The determination, like all other programming decisions for students with disabilities, must be made annually on an individual basis by the IEP team. Parents are a valuable member of the IEP team and must be part of this decision-making process. Several factors must be utilized by the IEP team in...

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