March 2, 2021 
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager

NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Association for Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March. 

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and their partners work together to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. NACDD has put together a resource guide for the campaign. 

“We are proud to support persons with disabilities and their families not just during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, but year-round. There are many legal issues that we as NAELA member attorneys can help them navigate,” said NAELA President Wendy Cappelletto, Esq., CAP. 
Learn more about NAELA. 

Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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