Happy Holidays! With the busy holiday season upon us, we thought you'd enjoy information on respite strategies and a "top five" toy list from an OT to make your holiday shopping more efficient! Rest up, because In January, we will feature our annual review checklists for your self-auditing pleasure.

From our team to your family, we wish you a very happy, safe and healthy holiday season!

Welcome to the December Newsletter!
Featured News
Katie Clancy Conducts Training for Service, Inc.
Katie Clancy provided training for Service, Inc.'s Individual Service Coordinators (ISCs) on first and third party trusts, ABLE accounts, and legal strategies to accomplish benefit eligibility. Service, Inc. provides services to those with developmental disabilities in 14 Illinois counties, including DuPage, Will, Kane, Kendall, Grundy and Kankakee Counties. If your child is on the PUNS list, chances are you've worked with the fine professionals at Service, Inc. already, as they manage this critical registry for Regions A, E and F. See the C&A Special Needs Planning and Trusts page for information on trust planning and Service, Inc. website for PUNS list registration and renewal information.
Justice Dept. Secures Settlement with Rite Aid Making Vaccine More Accessible Nationwide
The Justice Department announced an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) settlement agreement with Rite Aid Corporation (Rite Aid), a publicly owned national drug store chain, to ensure that people with disabilities can get information about COVID-19 vaccinations and book their vaccinations online. Read More
Tips on Respite Strategies for Special Needs Families
As parents, caregivers, and siblings to special needs loved ones, we often lose track of our own health, especially during the holidays. Read this article from the Special Needs Parent Magazine on “Respite Strategies for Families Caring for Children with Special Needs” and learn ways you can care for yourself now. Read More
Top 5 Toy Recommendations from Occupational Therapist
If you are stumped on what to get your little one for the holidays, this article from the Parenting Special Needs Magazine lists the top five toy recommendations from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Also, learn the importance of "power of play” from a recent pediatrics report. Read More 
Around the Office
Hear what our clients are saying...

"The firm of Clancy and Associates made the process of guardianship with my son seamless. All of the individuals working with me were always informative, knowledgeable, professional, and invested in my son’s future. I have already suggested this firm to my friend that will be going through this process soon. Thank you for a positive experience." - R. Hafner

Upcoming Events and Announcements
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021
Don't miss this Sensory Friendly Santa Experience at Fashion Outlets of Chicago from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and check the Chicago Parent Special Needs Calendar to find more events near you.
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2021

Register for Ups for Downs Holiday Party-at the Park from 1-4 p.m at Spring Valley Park in Schaumburg. View their Facebook page to learn more and RSVP today.
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

NWSRA Sibshops provide opportunities for siblings (ages 8-12) of children with disabilities with the chance to meet in recreational settings. The next Sibshop will be held in Rolling Meadows from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Be sure to check our Events Page regularly for more upcoming winter events.
In the Community
Resources We Value...
Adam Earl and Natalie Otten from National Care Advisors (NCA) visited us to share information about care planning for clients with special needs. Our team often partners with NCA to prepare real-life projections on the funds needed for our client's long term needs. Check out the National Care Advisors website to learn about the services they offer.
Planning for individuals with special needs and their families.
Clancy & Associates Ltd. is Illinois's only full-service special needs planning law firm dedicated to supporting individuals with special needs and their families. Our mission is to help families protect and empower their loved ones with a disability through streamlined, comprehensive planning. We use our innovative full-service approach to both identify opportunities and secure solutions and benefits for our clients at our Firm. We “keep watch” for families so they can attend to the daily priorities of their loved one’s life and leave the legal planning to us.
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