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Webinar: Transitioning to Adulthood: Advising Families with a Child with Disabilities as Their World Changes
(90 minutes – applied for 1.5 credits Law/Legal)

Description: Review of the issues, tools, and planning for families who have a child with disabilities who is transitioning into adulthood/out of school. Learn what you need to know to counsel and represent families who have a child who is or will soon be 18 years old and to counsel and represent adults with disabilities who wish to retain some or all of their rights. Topics covered will include decision making and guardianship, public benefits for adults, estate planning issues for the parents, special needs trusts, ABLE Accounts, housing choices, education, and employment. The webinar will provide a basic checklist of issues to discuss when a family or disabled adult comes to you for legal planning.

About our Speaker: Joshua L. Brother represents individuals, families, and professionals in the areas of estate planning, disability law, elder law, trust development and administration, probate, guardianship, benefits advocacy, benefits litigation, and settlement planning. Mr. Brothers is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Oregon State Bar, King County Bar Association, Academy of Special Needs Planners, Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Washington State and American Associations for Justice, the Arc of Washington State and King County, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. He has received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation® and was named a Super Lawyer in 2019 and 2020 and a Five Star Financial Services Professional in 2016 and 2017. He is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars, parent group meetings and other conferences, and symposiums on issues related to his areas of practice.

Mr. Brothers currently gives his time serving on the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Board of Directors and the Washington State Association for Justice’s continuing legal education committee. When he’s not practicing law, Mr. Brothers enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and three dogs. He is an avid surfer and skier. Prior to law school, Brothers was one of 60 cyclists in the 1999 Journey of Hope bicycle ride from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., raising money and awareness for people with disabilities.