Category Archives: Disability and Special Needs Law


Q. I believe my adult mentally challenged brother is not receiving proper care in the residential facility and his doctor records should support this. I tried reporting things the direct way, but there was no improvement. I want to put a camera with a recording device in his room to document the problem. What are...
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I heard something about funds to help with COVID-19 deaths?

YES. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) whose mission it is to help people before, during and after disasters will have funds available starting April 12, 2021 to reimburse up to $9,000 per funeral to those that paid for burial of love ones from COVID. Funds were made available in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental...
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How do lawyers accommodate clients with disabilities?

I will answer this question in two ways. First, in 1980 I worked at the Maryland School for the Deaf which had just started mainstreaming elementary children. Many of the children came from hearing families. Students and teachers rose to the challenge. I was also a volunteer interpreter for one mainstreamed...
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Advance Directives

  1. Q. I did a living will almost three decades ago. Does it need to be updated?
  2. Yes. A lot has changed since 1990.  The law changes over time in response to changes in society.  Medical advancements, especially technology has dramatically affected this area of the law.
Let’s look back at some of the important medical advancements in...
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