Critter Corner: Apps for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Dear Saki and Alley, My daughter with ASD often gets frustrated when playing on the iPad, because some of the apps are too fast paced, or she doesn't understand them. Do you know of any apps that someone with ASD could … [Read more...]

He’s Disabled But Has Full Mental Capacity- Why Can’t He Initiate His Own Trust?

Q1.My friend, Ken, is physically disabled, but has full mental capacity. His parents and grandparents are no longer around. He would like to initiate a Special Needs Trust for himself, since he wants to ensure that he is protected … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Pooled Special Needs Trusts

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I am considering a pooled special needs trust (managed by a non-profit organization) for my daughter, Shannon, who is intellectually disabled. What are some of the benefits and … [Read more...]

Can Someone Recover from Autism?

When Tyler was one, his parents began to notice certain behaviors that seemed atypical. He didn't make eye contact or wave hello or goodbye, and he often seemed to be in his own world. As a toddler, he began lining up his toys, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Holiday Tips for Parents of a Special Needs Child

Dear Saki and Alley, I recently got remarried and we are going to my sister’s house for the holidays. My new stepson, Sean, is autistic and doesn’t do well with new places or changes to his routine. Do you have any suggestions … [Read more...]

A New Act to Help Special Needs Families

  Q. My 9-year-old daughter, Noelle, is intellectually disabled. The costs for her therapy and assistive technology are quite high, and we are in the process of applying for government assistance (SSI). Despite our struggles … [Read more...]

Special Programs for Special Needs

  Earlier this year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced an alarming statistic regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), stating that is now affects 1 in 68 children (a 30% increase from 1 … [Read more...]

Overcoming Loneliness and Depression

Rest in Peace Robin Williams Q. I was absolutely devastated to hear about Comedian Robin Williams' suicide. My family is still in shock.  I have an uncle who has suffered bouts of depression over the years, and I worry about … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]