What are the latest updates and happenings in the World of Disability? Annette Hines host of Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast gives tips on navigating the Social Security office reopening, the current state of employment and job coaching programs, and the latest in healthcare including the funding of healthcare, research, and institutional bias. Please join Annette as she explores these crucially important topics that affect our kids, families, caregivers, and parents in the disability community. 

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Attorney, mother, author, advocate and founder of Special Needs Law Group,  Special Needs Family Services,  The Special Needs Companies, and host of Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast.  Annette Hines, brings personal experience with special needs to her work as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep personal understanding of raising a child with disabilities fuels her passion for quality special needs planning.

Annette Hines knows firsthand just how complex and overwhelming the legal systems and processes are for parents of children with special needs. Amidst the grief of losing her beloved Elizabeth, Annette realized that life was giving her a “second chance” to use her extensive legal expertise to help families who are going through the same challenges she faced. She authored her life story of her and Elizabeth’s powerful journey of hope in her memoir, Butterflies and Second Chances.

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As of January 1, 2022, Special Needs Companies, Special Needs Law Group and Special Needs Family Services will all be housed in this new location. They will be working with designers and contractors to create a family-friendly environment that is special needs accessible.  Annette wants to hear from you – what is something you would like to see or something that would make your visit more comfortable when you visit a professional’s office.  Of course, they will focus on ramps and more handicapped parking but are there other items that you would like to see or were maybe lacking in your last visit to a professional’s office? Please reach out HERE and let us know!

For information on other topics, please also check out Special Needs Companies. For legal advice, inspiration, and other resources, visit our blog here. Similarly, you can always listen to previous podcast episodes (and be sure to leave us a review), or download our free eBook here. We are always looking for podcast guests as well so please let us know if you or someone you know, has a special needs or disability topic you would like to speak about – Contact Us!

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Annette Hines has been practicing in the areas of Special Needs, Elder Law, and Estate Planning for more than 20 years. Ms. Hines brings personal experience with special needs to her practice and podcasts as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep, personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to help others within the special needs community.