The Special Needs Companies

Law. Financial Management. Care Management. Trustee Services.
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“Special Needs Companies is exactly what I wished for when my family was young: a complete suite of professional services for special needs families. This website is a gateway to those companies, and also portal to other resources for those families. And all is driven by our central motive: “Compassionate Advice for All Stages of Life.”

– ANNETTE HINES, FOUNDER, THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMPANIES

“Special Needs Companies is exactly what I wished for when my family was young: a complete suite of professional services for special needs families. This website is a gateway to those companies, and also portal to other resources for those families. And all is driven by our central motive: “Compassionate Advice for All Stages of Life.”

– ANNETTE HINES, FOUNDER, THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMPANIES

Who We Are

“Special Needs Companies is the fulfillment of our dream to provide our special needs families with a complete suite of professional services. It began with Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, which provides estate planning, advocacy, and related legal services to clients of all ages, with a focus on the special needs of individuals and their families. We then began serving as trustees of special needs trusts and providing care management services, which will become separate companies soon. And in a few months, we’ll also be offering financial management as a fourth company.

The focus on special needs individuals and their families enables the Companies to be particularly sensitive to the multiple stresses that our clients confront on a daily basis, which are compounded by the complexities of the American legal and health care systems. All four companies help clients navigate these systems by providing answers where they are hard to find and identifying unique solutions to the clients’ particular needs and goals.

“This site is a gateway to our four companies, but it is also a resource for special needs families. Our books are available here, Annette blogs here, and we have a resource page for special needs families.”

Annette M. Hines and Mark W. Worthington, Founders and Attorneys

Our Companies

Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts

The best interest of all family members is served when you secure the counsel of knowledgeable attorneys who focus on Special Needs Advocacy and Planning.

Special Needs Financial Services

Financial and Investment advice, planning, management, and services for trustees and individuals.

Special Needs Care Management

One-time or periodic assessment of needs and ongoing care management and coordination of services for our special needs families.

Special Needs Trustee Services

Relieve family and friends from the burdens and potential liability of serving as trustee of your special needs trust.

Our Companies

Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts

The best interest of all family members is served when you secure the counsel of knowledgeable attorneys who focus on Special Needs Advocacy and Planning.

Special Needs Financial Services

Financial and Investment advice, planning, management, and services for trustees and individuals.

Special Needs Care Management

One-time or periodic assessment of needs and ongoing care management and coordination of services for our special needs families.

Special Needs Trustee Services

Relieve family and friends from the burdens and potential liability of serving as trustee of your special needs trust.

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Butterflies and Second Chances

Coming April 2019

The world Annette Hines knew exploded when her infant daughter Elizabeth was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease—a degenerative, life-limiting illness. Annette’s joy quickly turned to apprehension and she knew nothing would ever be the same again.

Butterflies and Second Chances is the inspiring true story of a mother’s special needs journey, and her struggle to secure the best possible life for her child in the face of bureaucratic resistance and marital crisis. It is a story of sacrifice, dedication, and the life-altering adjustments a special needs parent has to make when confronted with the unthinkable. But most of all, it’s about love and an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship that flourished without words in the darkest shadows of adversity.

Annette and Elizabeth’s powerful story provides hope, solace, and a path forward for parents of special needs children, and it will resonate with families everywhere.

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