In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Butcher Elder Law is partnering with Summit DD to present an exclusive workshop, Special Needs Trusts 101 April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, 89 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge.

Special Needs Trusts are documents established for the benefit of an individual who receives government benefits based on need, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.

Should a person with an intellectual or developmental disability receive an inheritance or settlement, those government benefits could be impacted or jeopardized by receipt of unanticipated funds.

The free workshop will present the essentials of establishing a Special Needs Trust and how they can guarantee the stability of benefits for years to come.

Lead by Sam Butcher and Erin Eurenius from Butcher Elder Law, the program will cover:

Who needs a Special Needs Trust

What is involved in creating a Special Needs Trust

Why it is different from other legal documents

How funds from Special Needs Trusts can be used

The workshop is open to persons and families served by Summit DD as well as the general public. Space is limited and an reservations are required to attend. Call Ann Watt at Butcher Elder Law at 440-268-8284 or go to Eventbrite to confirm workshop reservation.