Guiding Parents Through the System to Help Them Support Their Children
If your child has Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or another intellectual or developmental delay, the challenges you face as a parent are many. In some situations, it may take an experienced legal advocate to help you obtain the resources you need to care for your child.
At Stephanie Townsend Allala + Associates, our El Paso attorneys help the parents of children with disabilities overcome the legal and practical barriers they face. We provide a range of services to meet the needs of children with these conditions, including the following:
- School advocacy: Our attorneys assist the parents of children with disabilities with the development of individualized educational programs (IEPs) and advocate for them at Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) hearings and other school proceedings.
- Trust planning: Our firm helps parents maximize the financial resources and services available to their children by setting up special needs trusts. The goal of these trusts is to enable parents to support their children while preserving their eligibility for public benefits.
- Guardianships: If your child has a disability that will deprive him or her of legal capacity into adulthood, you may need to establish a guardianship in order to continue to care for him or her after the age of 18. We are experienced at guiding clients through this process.
West Texas Attorneys · Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy · 915-257-0420
As the parent of a child with a disability, you need all the help you can get to ensure that he or she has the care and support needed to live a fulfilling life. For a free half-hour consultation to discuss how our lawyers can assist you, please contact us at 915-257-0420 or by e-mail.