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Professional Services

Professional services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Resources are available in the state of Illinois. Topics include: Attorneys, Consultants, Dental, Medical, Therapists.


Rubin Law, a professional corporation, LIMITS its law practice to Special Needs Legal and Future Planning for Brian and Benjamin Rubin’s fellow Illinois families of children and adults with special needs, including all required “traditional” Estate Planning and Estate Administration (Will, Trusts, Estate Tax Planning, Trust Administration, Probate and related matters).

Founded in 1989 by attorneys Richard and Nancy Spain and Theresa Varnet, the Chicago firm of Spain, Spain & Varnet P.C. concentrates its practice in issues unique to families with members who are disabled or elderly, specializing in special needs trusts, OBRA ’93 trusts, Medicaid & Medicare issues, SSI, Guardianship and Elder Law, as well as general estate planning, real estate, probate court matters and corporate law.

Attorney Robert H. Farley, Jr. has provided legal representation to individuals with disabilities and their families for over twenty years in support of their rights, entitlements to adult and children's services, special education, the development of customized estate plans and special needs trusts, guardianship, and public benefits.

Scott Friedman is an attorney in Buffalo Grove whose area of practice is helping people establish corporations.  He is fabulous and very easy to talk to. He may be helpful for families wanting to start a corporation for their adult child so that they can earn enough FICA quarters to become eligible for SSDI.

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August 11, 2014

Alternative Housing Options for Individuals with Disabilities A Guide for Forming and Implementing Community Partnerships

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For more than 25 years, Sherri Schneider as founder of Family Benefit Solutions, Inc. has been tirelessly dedicated to helping individuals with special needs and their families. Sherri meets privately with families to thoroughly assess their individual situation and pursue the appropriate benefit assistance program(s), personally guiding them through the application process. Based on her vast experience, she has skillfully established and maintained open, productive relationships with government agencies involved in the decision-making process. Professionals find her in-service expertise to be invaluable as they navigate the government benefit process.

Teri Steinberg has been a consultant for over 25 years, working one-on-one with thousands of clients. She is a frequent lecturer, facilitator, and trainer on disability issues and person-centered planning. Using person-centered planning expertise picked up from years training disability transition programs, agencies, schools, and families, Teri applies her steps-based strategic approach to help people of all walks of life achieve their dreams — whether you or a loved one have a disability, are preparing to care for aging parents, or simply need some help getting organized to be your best self.

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Alan Moltz, DDS is a dentist in Arlington Heights. He specializes in working with children and adults with special needs. For children, he has a relationship with the Shriner's to help pay for the first $1000 of his fees. He works with an anesthesiologist. His office is in Arlington Heights, IL.   WONDERFUL heart - fabulous man.

Dentistry for patients with special needs; Dental Anesthesiology

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To Find a Dentist that Accepts Medicaid

Under the SMART ACT, today, Illinois Medicaid will only pay to extract teeth.
To find a dentist in your area that will accept Illinois Medicaid, you can call:
Press #1 for English
Press #4 for dentist
Follow prompts - You will need:
- Medicaid recipient # (9 digit number for the recipient)
- Date of birth for the recipient
- Zip code for area in which you want to see the dentist


At Wellspring Clinical Associates we strive to help you figure out how to get your life on track. Our team of providers has decades of experience in varied settings, including mental health, education and community care. We are skilled at addressing many different life concerns.

Clinical expertise: Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Cross-cultural psychiatry, Language delay, Mood disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Neuropsychatry & Behavioral Neurology; Brain Injury Medicine; Geriatric Psychiatry; Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Interests: Aging, Geriatrics, and Eldercare; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Brain Injury; Brain, Nervous System; Cognitive Neuroscience; Dementia; Epilepsy; Movement Disorders

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With consideration of cultural needs and perspectives the Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Resources are provided for your reference.  Please note that these resources may contain dated information.

If you would like to add resources to this collection, please contact us.

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