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Health Care Reform Offers Something Old, Something New for People With Special Needs

A comprehensive health care reform bill and an associated reconciliation bill finally passed both houses of Congress and were signed into law. We have highlighted some of the most important features of health care reform as it pertains to people with special needs.

President’s Nominee to National Council on Disability Divides Advocates for People With Autism

The Senate has placed a hold on one of President Obama’s nominees for the National Council on Disability due to concerns raised by members of the autism advocacy community about his views on the potential for curing autism and his call to move resources away from autism research and towards programs that seek to accommodate people with autism in the community.

New Mental Health Parity Law Takes Effect But Questions Abound

The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 finally went into effect this year, and it promises to dramatically alter the way people with mental illness receive and pay for treatment.

Qualified Disability Trusts Can Offer Tax Savings

In certain circumstances a third-party special needs trust may eligible for considerable tax savings. Here are the details.

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