SCOTT SUZUKI, Attorney at Law & ASH Presents: Special Needs Planning: 3 Part Series on the 3rd Thursday in February, March and April (2/15, 3/15, 4/19) from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Saint Louis Alumni Association Hall * Kalaepohaku Room * 916 Coolidge St. Honolulu, HI 96826
- 2/15/18: Special Needs Planning Overview – Legal methods of enhancing the quality of life of people with special needs and their loved ones has evolved considerably. This discussion will review where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.
- 3/15/18: Public Benefits – The current public health rules provide a wide variety of benefits and programs for people with special needs. This discussion will cover many of the key benefits frequently used in special needs planning, including Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”), and Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver programs.
- 4/19/18: Special Needs Trusts – Trusts are one of the most powerful tools to help people with special needs enjoy a high quality of life. This discussion will provide a detailed review of trust law and how special needs trusts are created and how to use them properly.
Scott C. Suzuki graduated in the top tier of his class from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 2004. Simultaneously, Scott graduated with a 4.0 grade point average from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii with a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Gerontology. Scott has been in private practice since his graduation and currently is the principal of the estate planning firm of Scott C. Suzuki, Attorney-at-Law.
Scott is also an advocate for populations with special needs. Scott has served as the President and is a current Director of the Special Needs Alliance ( www.specialneedsalliance.com ), a national, non-profit organization consisting of some of the most credentialed public benefits and disability law attorneys in the country, committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. In addition to being a Certified Special Olympics Coach for the past 16 years, Scott enjoys a number of community activities, including membership and affiliations in the following:
Hawaii State Bar Association * University of Hawaii Elder Law Program * Executive Office on Aging’s Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementia Task Force * Member by Invitation and Immediate Past President of the Special Needs Alliance * Member and former Vice President for Family Voices * Aloha Independent Living of Hawaii Board * The Arc in Hawaii Board Member of the Hawaii Estate Law Group * Hawaii FIDO Board Member * Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity * Phi Beta Kappa
For neighbor islands, we will use Facebook live to stream a portion of the presentation. Questions may be submitted on FaceBook. The link is: https://www.facebook.com/Autism-Society-of-Hawaii-175746405791960/
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