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By Arshi Pal, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers allow individuals who are otherwise eligible for Medicaid to receive supports and services in the home and community setting, instead of being served in an institution-like or more restrictive setting. HCBS waivers provide, among other things, supportive employment, integrated day services, direct personal assistance, services to promote independence and participation in the broader community, transportation …

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By Sandi Rosenbaum, Special Education/Special Needs Advocate Parents must make important decisions when their child with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) turns 18 and legally becomes an adult.  Should parents apply for guardianship or consider less restrictive measures such as Supported Decision-Making (SDM) and/or have the young adult execute advance directives such as power of attorney and a health care proxy? Guardianship in New York under Article 17-A The …

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This article for The Voice® was written by Mark B. Heffner, CELA, a graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School. He is the principal of Heffner & Associates, a firm with offices in Warwick and Barrington, Rhode Island, focusing since 1992 on elder law, special needs planning, and estate planning. Mark is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and became a member of the Special Needs Alliance in 2004. …

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OPWDD Rallies

By Sandi Rosenbaum, Special Education Advocate, Littman Krooks LLP Will everyone be free on Independence Day? As COVID-19 cases have dropped and New York has opened up, region by region, people with developmental disabilities have been left out. The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has not updated its March 24 guidance suspending all home visits and community outings for residents of certified group homes. Residential …

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Special Needs Planning Benefits All Siblings

The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is the premier organization in the country for advising families on special needs issues. Littman Krooks LLP partners Bernard A. Krooks (Past President) and Amy C. O’Hara (Current Vice President of the Board) are the only two members in the Hudson Valley and NYC area. The following is a guest blog from their SNA colleague Benjamin A. Rubin, Esq., of Rubin Law in Illinois. This …

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A Message to Our Clients and Friends

Dear Client and Friends,  We are pleased to announce that we are open for in-person business beginning on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020. At Littman Krooks, the health and safety of our clients and staff is our highest priority. We pride ourselves on exemplary and individualized services to our clients. We understand the paramount importance of these tasks, as we serve many elderly clients and families with children with health concerns. Here are …

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Marie Considine, Director of Development at NAMI Westchester joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., on the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss mental health awareness month, how to participate in NAMIWalks Your Way Westchester, fighting the stigma of mental health challenges, medical telehealth considerations and how to stay in touch with loved ones during quarantine.

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Marjorie Madfis, Founder of Yes She Can, Inc. returns to the Littman Krooks podcast to discuss how Yes She Can’s job skills development program works remotely. Marjorie and Bernie talk about remote coaching, counseling and social engagement programming that trains participants to adapt and adjust quickly and to learn new skills while practicing their skill sets in flexibility, resilience, and perseverance.  

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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Littman Krooks is proud to sponsor NAMIWalks Westchester. Team LK will virtually walk with NAMIWalks Your Way on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:00AM. I am honored to lead our virtual walk team – Team LK: Marion’s Marchers. Our work at Littman Krooks is aligned to NAMI’s work in helping individuals with mental health concerns-from youth to elderly. We work to help families …

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