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

Legal Specialties for Children and Adults with Disabilities and Their Families

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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.

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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

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Workshop Specifics

Assisting / Serving Developmentally Disabled Persons

Securing services for children and adults with developmental disabilities can be one of the most challenging experiences family members and guardians face as they care for their loved one. Accordingly, parents and agencies are welcomed and encouraged to attend this workshop.

This presentation specifically addresses the following issues.

  1. Why It Is Essential To Get On State of Illinois "Waiting List?"
  2. What Services Are Available For Your Child From The State of Illinosi. (Services Are Available In Addition To Special Education)
  3. Guardianship - How To Obtain Guardianship / Is Guardianship Necessary ?
  4. Special Needs Trusts.
  5. Applying for SSI Benefits at age 18.
  6. Special Education Law.
  7. Update on Current Litigation in Illinois On Behalf of Disabled Persons & How It Will Affect Your Child.
  8. Strategies To Obtain Funding For Disability Services & Overcome Those Persons Who Tell You That You Cannot Succeed Unless You Are An Emergency.

All workshops are offered free of charge:

This workshop is currently being offered on the following date:

September 25, 2013, 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2013, 10:00 p.m - 11:30 p.m.
October 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
October 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Naperville Public Library
(95th Street Location)
3015 Cedar Glade Drive
Naperville, IL 60565

Please RSVP using our contact form or by calling 630-369-0103.