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An update from us regarding the Executive Order signed by Governor JB Pritzker on March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-10 on March 20, 2020. It went into effect at 5:00pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This Executive Order generally requires individuals in Illinois to stay at home, but contains numerous exceptions. Any businesses qualifying as “Essential Businesses” are permitted to remain open.

By |2020-03-23T16:31:53-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Banking & Finance, Business Services, Elder Law, Employment Law, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Special Needs Planning & Guardianship, Trusts & Estates|Comments Off on An update from us regarding the Executive Order signed by Governor JB Pritzker on March 20, 2020

Autism in America

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a broad range of behavioral conditions that include challenges with social skills, speech, and nonverbal communication as well as repetitive behaviors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimate that autism affects 1 in 59 children in the United States.

By |2019-05-24T09:11:35-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Elder Law, Special Needs Planning & Guardianship|Comments Off on Autism in America

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Special Needs Student over Service Dog Dispute

Posted by:  Jennifer A. Johnson Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who had been fighting with school officials for years over whether she could bring her service dog to school with her. At issue are two federal disability laws. The school district claimed it could [...]

By |2018-06-13T18:16:51-05:00April 10th, 2017|Special Needs Planning & Guardianship|0 Comments

FDA Seeks Input on Autism Treatments

Posted by:  Cynthia Tolan Federal regulators are looking for insight from people with autism and their families as they consider the need for new drug treatments to address the developmental disorder.  In a notice set to appear in the Federal Register next week, the Food and Drug Administration says it will host a public meeting this spring [...]

By |2018-06-13T18:17:54-05:00March 27th, 2017|Special Needs Planning & Guardianship|0 Comments

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and its Benefits

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.B. 34).  A major component of H.B. 34 was the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, which now allows a disabled person to sign and establish their own first-party special needs trust. Previously, only parents, guardians, grandparents or a court could establish these trusts on [...]

By |2018-06-13T18:19:13-05:00January 2nd, 2017|Special Needs Planning & Guardianship|0 Comments