2017 Workshops are now being scheduled. Visit our Workshops page for more info...

Legal Specialties for Children and Adults with Disabilities and Their Families

Click on any of the substantive legal specialties below to learn more.

Publications and other resource material for families and professionals.

Robert H. Farley, Jr. writes and publishes on disability and disability law regularly. Below is a sampling of currently available articles and publications.

Click here to view more on our main publications page.

Publications and articles are available for reprint by not-for-profit agencies and parents groups; please see reprint requirements on our publications page.

Workshops, Seminars and Presentations

Robert H. Farley, Jr. is available to speak to parents groups, organizations, and agencies on a wide variety of issues related to disability advocacy and disability services. Popular topics include:

  • Adult Services for Developmentally Disabled Persons
  • Waiting List for Services: Fact or Fiction

Click here to visit our main workshops page.

video snaphot of Mr. Farley speaking

Click here to view video of Mr.
Farley's presentation, Obtaining Funding or Services for Children & Adults with DD in the State of Illinois.

Federal Judge Orders State of Illinois to Restore Nursing Services to Children

On April 22, 2015, Federal Judge Joan H. Lefkow ordered the State of Illinois to restore any in-home skilled nursing services to the Plaintiffs and the proposed Class which were eliminated or reduced after December 1, 2014, and to refrain from imposing any further reductions in in-home skilled nursing services, pending further order of the Court.

Medicaid eligible children with medical needs are entitled to skilled nursing services to treat their medical conditions under Federal Law.

Attorney Robert H. Farley, Jr., of Naperville, Illinois, filed a Federal Class Action lawsuit against the State of Illinois from terminating and reducing skilled nursing services to children who have been determined to have extensive medical needs, requiring ongoing skilled nursing in the home setting. “It is unfortunate that the State of Illinois attempts to balance their budget on the backs of the most vulnerable people in the State of Illinois – children with extensive medical needs who are unable to take care of themselves and defend themselves from a bully,” stated Attorney Farley.

Click here to read our press release.

Click here for a copy of the complaint.

Media Coverage

WYCC - IN THE LOOP 513 Pt.1 - In Home Care Budget Cuts- 04/30/2015

Chicago Tribune - State Medicaid sued over plan to stop paying for disabled kids' nursing care [story and video at Tribune website]


KDSK.com, Five on Your Side - Families Fighting Budget Cuts in Illinois [story text on KDSK.com website]