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October 4, 2018
7:00 PM
Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
Dawn Hallman, JD; an estate and tax planning attorney
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Celebrating Differences

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Local experts will discuss coping strategies for families involved in caring for loved ones who have special needs.

Our speaker panel:

Aimee Benfield, certified life quality coach, licensed marriage & family therapist-associate of Serenity Family Therapy, will discuss how special needs impact family functioning and how to overcome the stress.

Monica Piper, board certified behavioral analyst and owner of Stepping Stones ABA Therapy, will talk about handling difficult behavior.

A representative from 29 Acres will discuss this proposed housing community for adults who have special needs. 29 Acres is working toward a goal of creating a safe and dynamic supported living community where adults with autism (ASD) and other neuro-diversities can live, enabling them to build relationships, feel value, success and happiness in their lives.

Dawn D. Hallman, JD, a nationally recognized estate and tax planning attorney, will present an overview of the essential estate planning tools for individuals with special needs.  You will learn about Special Needs Trusts (first and third party settled), an estate planning tool designed for the care of loved ones with special needs, while preserving eligibility for public benefits.

Exhibitors include:

Hallman Law                   
Cutting Edge Therapy             
Hugs Café                               
APT G: A Place to Go             
nonPareil Institute                         
Upside Therapy                            
My Possibilities                                  www.
Angel League                            
29 Acres                                              www.