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We at disAbilities Books Press offers books of interest to parents of children with disabilities, their family members, guardians, and professionals serving the disability community. These informative books are available right here on this web site at our online store.

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Announcement  –  November 2017

An extensively updated edition of Legal Planning for Special Needs in Massachusetts is now available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Planning for Special Needs in Massachusetts, by attorney Barbara Jackins, is a must have resource for parents of children with special needs and the professionals and advocates who assist them.

In an easy-to-read, conversational style, she covers the essential elements of SSI, guardianship, and estate planning in Massachusetts when there is a child with a disability in the family.

You will find the information you need to:

  • Obtain SSI benefits for a child who is age 18 or older
  • Contribute to your child’s financial support without reducing public benefits
  • Understand the court process for guardianship (including antipsychotic medication)
  • Learn about the alternatives to guardianship
  • Protect your child’s inheritance from being lost or mismanaged while assuring continued public benefits
  • Coordinate your life insurance and retirement assets with your overall estate plan

Don’t live in Massachusetts? Check out Managing a Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees, for information that covers uniform practices that have been adopted in most states as well as the rules of the major federal benefit programs that provide cash, medical benefits, and housing subsidies to people with disabilities.

 

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Current Books by disAbilities Books Press

The information-packed and highly useful books presented below are published by and currently available online here from disAbilities Books Press. Click on an image to go to our online store, where a description and table of contents is available for each.

 

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Other books previously published by or assisted by disAbilities Books Press

From 2002 through 2009, disAbilities Books assisted parents of children with disabilities and people with disabilities in publishing their own books. For brief descriptions of these fine books please navigate to the history page. Although these books can no longer be purchased on this site, some may still be found at Amazon.com

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