Legal Guidance For Families Of People With Disabilities
Your loved one with high support needs may be a minor or an adult son or daughter – or any family member who relies on you and others for care and protection. As a parent of a child with a disability, our attorney, Amanda L. Becker, understands the burdens that you carry, as well as the rewards that come with each surmounted challenge. She founded Becker Law & Advocacy PLLC with the goal of meeting the legal needs of families for whom disability and disability assistance are essential topics to explore.
You may be grateful for the help that is available through health care providers, social workers and institutions such as schools. At the same time, you realize that you need to know more about your disabled family member’s legal rights. At Becker Law & Advocacy PLLC, we counsel clients on issues such as government assistance eligibility, coordinated estate planning and more.
Ways We Can Help Your Family
Ask us about legal solutions that may enable you to protect your family member with high support needs. For example, we can help with the following:
- Disability care plans
- Estate planning, including special needs trusts
We can facilitate your communications with appropriate special education advocates. Such professionals can help ensure that your child receives a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). These advocates may assist you in understanding and tapping into available services, interpreting test results and working with your child’s school district to formulate an individualized education program (IEP), a document required for any child over the age of 3 years old who qualifies as a student with a disability.
We can also assist you in preparing the necessary documents to obtain government benefits that your child or family member with disabilities may qualify for, such as Medicaid, supplemental security income (SSI) and assistive services through the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
What Else Is On Your Mind?
The topics on this webpage are not intended to be exhaustive. Whatever issues related to disability or disability assistance are on your mind, a discussion with our founding lawyer, Amanda L. Becker, can bring clarity. Our team may help you uncover other areas for which we can provide much-needed legal guidance.