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Sep 20, 2019

Do you have a child with special needs? Are you inundated with thoughts of how you can best plan for his or her future, especially when they reach adulthood?

In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Deanna Eble, Partner of Russo Law Group, P.C., Long Island’s Signature Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning Law Firm.

About Deanna

Deanna is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and sits on the sections Medicaid committee. She earned her law degree at Hofstra University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of New York (2001).

Deanna’s areas of practice include: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, Social Security Disability (SSD), Social Security Income (SSI), and Real Estate.

About the Interview

Raising a child with special needs not only brings some physical and mental hurdles, but you also have to deal with the inevitable, your child reaching the age of majority and then what? Many parents are inundated with information from all different sources encouraging a guardianship for their child. Guardianship is not the only option when it comes to your child reach age 18.

Deanna will discuss the topic of special needs planning and answer common questions such as:

  • What happens when your child turns 18?
  • What government benefits exist?
  • What socialization services are available?
  • What kind of employment opportunities are available?
  • What living arrangements exist?
  • How do you plan in advance?

About The Russo Law Group

The Russo Law Group is comprised of a team of elder law attorneys, estate planning attorneys, and special needs (disability) attorneys have represented the elderly and persons with special needs/disabilities and their families since 1985. In most professional occupations there is no replacement for experience. At Russo Law Group, P.C., our caring and compassionate staff have been involved in literally thousands of cases. Our experience is your protection. To contact Deanna or learn more about Russo Law Group, visit