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Money Matters: Special needs planning can be a burden on any family

Roll of CashJill Snyder of the Law Offices of JIll A. Snyder, LLC was recently interviewed on our show on the issue of special needs family planning.

She provided her expertise regarding planning ahead for situations where a special needs family member may not be able to live independently, may have costly future medical expenses or may have special needs that a parent or other caregiver or family member would like to ensure are taken care of if that parent or caregiver unfortunately passed away or becomes unable to care for the special needs family member.

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Sometimes “Going to the Dogs” is a really good thing

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Canine Companion - Nasca and HannahHannah Albus (left) and her mother Sarah Albus sit with Hannah’s service dog Nasca at their Kensington home March 24. Nasca helps Hannah, 12, manage her anxiety stemming from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PHOTO BY NICOLE TAPIERO

KENSINGTON – Twelve-year-old Hannah Albus was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was born. She struggles both physically and emotionally.

In November, when Hannah and her family received their first service dog, Nasca, through Canine Companions for Independence, Hannah’s life changed in more ways than one.

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Hearing ends

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ROCKVILLE – The attorneys for Montgomery County Public Schools and the parents of a special-needs child offered their closing statements Friday, ending oral arguments in the seven-day court hearing at the Carver Educational Services Center.

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Details emerge in postponed MCPS trial

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ROCKVILLE – A death in the family of attorney Holly Parker forced the postponement of the last court hearing date in the case of whether Montgomery County Public Schools offered a special-needs teenager adequate access to a free and public education and should reimburse the child’s family for private education costs.

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Judge clears way for media

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ROCKVILLE – Administrative law Judge Marina Sabett cleared the way for members of the media to re-enter a court hearing involving a special-needs student and Montgomery County Public Schools, a week after kicking a Montgomery County Sentinel reporter out of the fourth date of the hearing.

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