Legal Options for Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities – Terrence Franklin Hosts ACTEC Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Video

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990, society has pivoted to support and empower individuals with special needs and disabilities. Today, there are more opportunities for families and individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible, and there are multiple legal options available. As host of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s (ACTEC) video series Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future, Partner Terrence Franklin interviewed Fellows David English and Tara Anne Pleat on the options available for the disabled, elderly and their caretakers, including alternatives to guardianship, Supported Decision-Making (SMD), power of attorney, healthcare proxies, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and more.

View the video here.

The video series was created as a project of ACTEC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee, funded by The ACTEC Foundation, and will continue throughout 2021 featuring new guests and topics each month. For further information about ACTEC’S Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee, visit: