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    ABLE accounts are similar to 529 accounts for college savings and will have the same tax advantages as 529 savings accounts; except ABLE accounts are designed to create “tax-free” savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. ABLE accounts will be funded with “after-tax” money, but the earnings in the account will not be subject to Federal income tax (although the earnings may be subject to state income tax).

    Increasingly, school districts are trying to graduate students with disabilities as early as possible. It is more important than ever for parents to know their legal rights regarding when their child with disabilities should graduate. This Q&A article will equip you with the basic information you need regarding your legal rights.

    Hinkle, Fingles & Prior partner, Ira M. Fingles, Esq., will present a workshop at the 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference: Connect, Learn, Advocate, and Thrive. On Friday, July 10, 2015, from 2:30 PM-3:45 PM., Ira will be joined by David L. Holmes, Ed.D., BCBS, BCAP to present: ACCESSING EDUCATIONAL, RESIDENTIAL, ADULT SERVICES AND CUSTODY […]

    Under federal special education laws, “transition” services means a coordinated set of activities for a student, designed within a results-oriented process, that promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.

    The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA) is organizing a campaign known as “Opening 1000 Doors.” This campaign seeks to encourage the New Jersey Legislature to add funds to the Administration’s budget sufficient to provide housing vouchers to 1000 individuals with disabilities. Please sign the petition.

    In conjunction with Special Olympics New Jersey, Maria Fischer, Esq. and S. Paul Prior, Esq, were invited to provide a workshop to high school athletic directors at the annual New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Conference in Atlantic City.

    HF&P was out in force at the Special Olympics New Jersey Evening of Chance fundraiser. Our own Maria Fischer served as co-chair of the event. We had a great time while helping to raise awareness and funds for the 24,000 athletes of SONJ.

    In support of the 24,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey, almost 6,000 brave souls raised approximately $1.4M by plunging into the freezing cold ocean for the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside, NJ. Hinkle, Fingles & Prior was proud to participate in such a large, fun and important event.

    The most common factor in determining whether a child needs an extended school year (“ESY”), is the regression / recoupment calculus.

    Five Things You Ca Do to Get You Ready for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

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