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Frequently Asked Questions About Forming A Special Needs Trust In Maryland (PDF from NAMI-Montgomery Co.) This PDF was an article in the November 2009 NAMI News answering frequently asked questions about establishing a Special Needs Trust for persons with significant mental illness. 
Guardianship and Its Alternatives: A Handbook on Maryland Law 2011 Edition of handbook from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Law & Health Care Program and the Maryland State Bar Association. In plain, easy-to-understand language, the 88-pagehandbook covers the various scenarios of guardianship. For example, achild with a lifelong disability about to turn 18, a young adult with mental health issues, an older person with failing capability. The goal is to help families and caregivers to provide the necessary support to their family members to ensure their needs are met but that autonomy and independence is also secured. Chapters cover a look at guardianship and its alternatives, determining compentency or capacity, guardianship of the person and public guardianship, guardianship of the property, emergency guardianship and where to get help.  
MoCo Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) The Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) Provides progressive and comprehensive correctional services through the use of pre-trial supervision, secure incarceration and community treatment and reintegration programs.  
Special Needs Alliance (SNA) The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena. The SNA is an invitation-only organization. SNA membership is based on a combination of relevant legal experience in the disability and elder law fields, direct family experience with disability, active participation with national, state and local disability advocacy organizations, and professional reputation.  
Special Needs Trust - Attorney's Checklist Checklist from the Office of the Maryland Attorney General for use by Maryland attorneys when establishing a Special Needs Trust. This checklist is helpful to caregivers wanting to understand the Maryland-specific requirements for a Special Needs Trust.  
Special Needs Trust (Maryland) - technical discussion  Describes the technical/legal specifications for a Special Needs Trust to be recognized by Maryland State Law. 
SSI versus SSDI - How are they different? A brief description from the US Social Security Office on the differences between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). 
SSI vs SSDI - differences (as described by attorney) A clear and informative description of the differences between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and some of the implications for filing for one of these benefits (from the perspective of an attorney's law offices). 
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