Special Needs Law and Advocacy

GrayRobinson recognizes the numerous and diverse issues confronting individuals with special needs, their families, guardians, and caregivers. These can include:

  • Obtaining appropriate evaluations and arriving at a diagnosis
  • Identifying medical and therapeutic partners and obtaining services
  • Dealing with criminal charges 
  • Identifying age and ability-appropriate training and apprenticeship programs
  • Financial planning
  • Locating housing options
  • Creating Special Needs Trusts
  • Establishing Guardian Advocacies
  • Estate planning
  • Negotiating the appropriate amount and duration of child support and drafting Parenting Plans tailored to address the special needs of the child in family law cases

In addition to the above challenges, individuals with special needs often face added obstacles on a daily basis, which can seem insurmountable. Our team assists clients in setting well-planned goals, developing both short- and long-term plans, fighting necessary legal battles, and finessing solutions to complicated problems to enable the success of the individuals we serve.

Our attorneys are well versed in federal, state, and local laws dealing with criminal law, employment, trusts and estate planning, and family law, which enables us to assist clients in obtaining appropriate services to address special needs and plan for the future.  We also engage with community partners, including physicians, therapists, non-profit service providers, and educators, to provide our clients with additional targeted assistance that is beneficial to the development and care of the individuals and families we serve.