Ask the Expert- Why is Autism So Common Now?

Q. My ten year old son, Cole, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when he was six. He is in a class of 20 children and there are two other boys and a girl who also have an ASD, all ranging in severity. These … [Read more...]

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Think Twice Before Filling Out Back to School Emergency Card

If you have minor children at home, you can expect an emergency card to arrive in just a few weeks from your child’s school or day care facility. The point of this card is to allow you to authorize certain people to pick up your … [Read more...]

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Latest Numbers: Muscular Dystrophy Funds Raised

As you may know, the Farr Law Firm is participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Muscle Walk, taking place at George Mason University on April 2 2011.We are making progress! But we have a long way to go.  You can … [Read more...]

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Lawyers Sweating it Out to Raise Funds for Children with Muscular Dystrophy

The Farr Law Firm is making progress raising funds for the April 2nd Muscular Dystrophy walk being held in Fairfax, Virginia, but we still have a long way to go.  Below is our current barometer reading.  To make a donation, please … [Read more...]

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Please Help Us Raise Money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

The Farr Law Firm would like to extend a special thanks on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to our first two donors!  Thank You Ana A. and Mark R! Please consider making a small donation by visiting our Firm's MDA … [Read more...]

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Please Help Us Support The Muscular Dystrophy Association

UPDATE: The Farr Law Firm would like to extend a special thanks on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to our first two donors! Thank You Ana A. and Mark R!We still have a long way to go, as you can see from our … [Read more...]

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Parents of Special Needs Kids: Getting Help From Others Without Forfeiting Federal Benefits

Did you know that in the U.S. alone, about 200,000 people under the age of 65 require long term care?  In the D.C. Metro area, about 40,000 children are considered "Special Needs."Many families are unsure how to plan financially … [Read more...]

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A Mixed Bag in Virginia: Federal Law Prohibits 2011 Social Security Increases, but Federal Agency Grants Millions to Disadvantaged Groups

As Halloween approaches this year, I can't help but draw an analogy between the nights I spent meandering my neighborhood as a kid looking for handouts, and our current economic times.  I recall my grade-school friends and I … [Read more...]

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New Medical Conditions — Including Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease — Now Qualify for Automatic Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are paid to individuals who, after having worked for many years, develop a disabling condition, prior to their normal retirement age, that is so severe that they are no longer able to … [Read more...]

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Eight Steps to Less Stressful Caregiving

Taking care of a loved one with special needs can be exhausting and stressful. Often due to the lack of outside help, a devotion to the person needing care, or the tunnel vision that can accompany exhaustion, caretakers don't take … [Read more...]

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