In-home Care vs. Facility - You Decide 

One of the most common questions posed in care coordination is how to decide between in-home care and facility placement. While there is no simple answer to this question, it is important to recognize the pros and cons of both choices. There are several factors involved in making the best choice...


Giving Up Custody to Save Your Child

Can you imagine being left with no choice but to surrender custody of your own child in order to get him help?  Consider a hypothetical family of four: mom, dad, one typical child, and one child with extreme and violent behaviors, all living together under one roof.  They've tried everything: school-based interventions, private therapy, brief periods of hospitalization, medication.  Still, the behaviors persist.  They can't get a waiver and they can't afford a private boarding facility.  So they lock their bedroom doors at night, or even send the typical child to live with other family members to ensure her safety.  They are scared.  They've been physically injured.  The police know them and have had to intervene many times... 

Volume 7, Issue 4



We are pleased to announce that Attorneys Franklin Hickman and Janet Lowder have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Franklin was named in the area of Education Law and was also recognized as the 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Cleveland in that area.  Janet was named in the areas of Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates.  She was also recognized as the 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Cleveland in the area of Elder Law.

Please welcome Janelle Algeri, MSW, LISW, our new Care Coordinator. Her knowledge of and diverse background in helping older adults and people with disabilities makes her a great fit for our clients and their families.  We are happy to have her as part of our team.

Upcoming Events

Special Needs Trusts & Estate Planning
Tuesday, August 22,  8:45 a.m.
Epilepsy Association
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Protecting Your Child's Rights: The Basics of Special Education Law
Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
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