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The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network (RGDSN) was founded to promote friendships and information sharing among families whose lives have been touched by Down syndrome.
Through networking opportunities and friendships, we proactively address issues of advocacy, accessibility and public awareness in educational, legal and political arenas.
The network seeks to promote the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by fostering understanding, communication and a vision for the future.
Planning for the future needs of people with Down syndrome can be a confusing topic for many families. We are pleased to share the below link to some information provided by the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) to assist in future planning for your family member with Down syndrome. Morris Klein is an attorney who practices law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, concentrating in elder law, special needs law and estate planning. We hope you will find this helpful, and suggest you share it with your own financial planner and attorney when discussing options.
This article discusses the varieties of special needs trusts, some of their advantages and disadvantages, and whether the ABLE Act, currently under consideration in Congress, may serve as an alternative to special needs trusts. Read the full article at:
Locally, the office of Roybal-Mack Law PC will be doing stand alone special needs trusts on November 21, 2014 as their 2014 service project. To obtain an appointment, parents will need to call their office to schedule a time. Slots will be filled on a first come/first serve basis. There will be no charge for families when the trust is created for someone with Down syndrome. Call and schedule your appointment today.
Roybal-Mack Law PC
1324 6th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Posted: November 8, 2014