Autism Advocacy and Law Center, LLC
Life Care Planning for People with Disabilities
10 2nd St NE, Ste 103, Minneapolis, MN, 55413-2236
Distance: 520 Miles
Assistance with developing a comprehensive life plan for people with disabilities and their families
These plans ensure a secure future should a parent or other guardian be unable to care for the person with a disability.
A private law practice that assists individuals with autism and disabilities and their families with their legal needs.
* Supplemental and special needs trusts
* Wills and estate planning
* Family law and mediation
* Criminal defense for individuals who have autism or other disabilities
* Special education law
* Divorce - how it affects children with disabilities and their medical benefits
- Advance medical directives
- Benefits assistance
- Adults with disabilities
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
- Developmental disabilities
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties
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FP-4500Legal Representation Definition
Programs that are staffed by lawyers who appear on behalf of their clients in criminal, civil and/or administrative actions and proceedings in addition to offering legal advice and guidance.
FT-2700.4400Life Care Planning Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people with disabilities and their families who want to develop a comprehensive life plan which ensures a secure future for the person should the parents become incapacitated or die. Components of the plan may include goals for the individual with a disability; protection for the individual's spouse and/or dependent children; decisions regarding place of residence, health care, personal care, education and employment; identification of community resources to meet the individual's needs; provisions for financial security; appointment of an advocate or guardian to support the individual; and preparation of a Last Will and Testament, durable power of attorney, living trust, special needs trust or other legal mechanism for ensuring that the provisions of the life plan will be implemented as required.
YF-1800.0400Autism Spectrum Disorder Definition
A developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, and includes symptoms that impair the individual's ability to function properly in school, work and other areas of life. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a "developmental disorder" because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Autism is also known as a "spectrum" disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction (e.g. lack of eye contact, voice tones that sound sing-song or robotic, facial expressions or gestures that don't match what is being said), restricted interests (e.g., intense interest in numbers, details, facts), restrictive/repetitive behavior (e.g., repeating words or phrases, getting upset at changes in routine or sensory input such as light or noise). People with ASD may also experience sleep problems or irritability, but also have many strengths including the ability to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time; being strong visual and auditory learners; and excelling in math, science, music or art. But although ASD can be a lifelong disorder and while children who have ASD have difficulty in talking, playing with other children, and relating to others, including their own family, treatment and services can improve their symptoms and ability to function.