Events & Seminars
Current Events & Seminars
October 5-6, 2017
Martha C. Brown will be one of many organizations represented at the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference.
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established specifically for current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research relating to brain injury. This year's Conference features national and local experts addressing issues of interest to professionals, survivors of brain injury and family members. Sessions held Thursday and Friday focus on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, vocational counselors, physicians, psychologists, mental health professionals, case managers, service coordinators, and others providing care for persons with brain injury. On Saturday, a special seminar is held for survivors of brain injury and their families.
To register or more information, click here.
October 11, 2017 8:00 am - Noon
Martha C. Brown will be one of many organizations represented at the Annual Arnold Senior Expo.
The annual Arnold Senior Expo, sponsored by Leader Publications, will be held at the Arnold Recreation Center, 1695 Missouri State Road. Doors open at 8 a.m. with free coffee and doughnuts.
There will be more than 40 vendors on hand at the Expo, displaying products and services of interest to seniors. Some of the services that will be showcased include health care; travel and leisure activities; home improvement and remodeling; financial services; insurance; elder care facilities; funeral homes and more. For more information, call the Leader at 636-931-7560.
October 18-20, 2017
Martha will be attending the 2017 National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Celebrating 19 years, the National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts will provide an in-depth review of major issues presented in special needs planning and in the creation, administration and monitoring of special needs trusts. This year's conference features three pre-conference intensives, followed by the two-day national conference.
For more information or to register, click here.
October 19, 2017
Alicia Albus will be presenting "Estate Planning" at the Women's Financial Education Series, hosted by the University of Missouri Extension. This multi-session program is offered in the St. Louis metro area and helps women improve money management skills, increase current levels of financial knowledge, develop confidence in decision-making abilities and gain control over lives by taking control over their finances. For more information, call Suzanne Gellman at 636-970-3000 or Click Here.
November 3, 2017 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Martha C. Brown will be one of the many resources at the Missouri Parents Act: St. Louis Region: Transition Event: Looking into the Future.
Who: St. Louis Public School 8th grade, charter, and private city high-school students with disabilities, parents, educators, and transition providers.
What: A learning experience designed for students who have disabilities, special education transition personnel, and student teams, family members, case managers, VR counselors, and Centers for Independent Living personnel. Sessions are focused on the preparation of youth for transition to post-secondary education, employment, independent living, and community experiences.
For more information about this event and other MPACT events, Click Here
November 16, 2017
Martha is presenting "Guardianships & Conservatorships" to Easter Seals Midwest. For more information on their programs or to register, Click Here.
November 21, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Martha Brown will be presenting a Webinar "Long Term Care Planning Essentials" for Lorman Education Center. For more information and to register for this webinar with a 50% savings, Click Here.
November 28, 2017
Martha will be presenting to an Alzheimer's Support Group at Cardinal Ritter Adult Day Care. For more information about their groups and programs, Click Here.
March 8, 2018
Martha will be presenting on ABLE Accounts to NAMI- St. Louis, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more information about NAMI St. Louis and the programs they offer or to register, Click Here.
Past Events & SeminarsJune 16 & 30, 2017
Martha is presenting "Issues in Elder Law" to the University of Missouri-Kansas City 15-Hour Review of Law Program. The CLE will be held at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Clayton, Missouri on both days. For more information, Click Here.
May 22-23, 2017
Martha presented "Government Benefits 101" at the 27th Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference.April 25, 2017
Martha Brown presented, "Incapacity of Clients," to The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.March 16, 2017
Martha presented "Long-Term Care Planning Essentials" to Lorman Education Center. This webinar will help you gain the knowledge to be able to discuss and explain long-term planning with clients who seek your advice and assistance. To purchase the webinar at a 50% off discount, please Click Here.March, 2017
Martha wrote an article for the Special Needs Alliance Voice Newsletter, "How In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Affects Benefits."
Please Click Here to view the article.
January 26, 2017
Martha presented a webinar, "Planning with Special Needs" for the Professional Education Broadcast Network.
Martha joined the Board of Directors of a local organization, Housing Options Provided for the Elderly (HOPE).2016
HOPE's mission is to help older adults live with dignity and independence in the housing most appropriate to their circumstances. Martha is honored to have been asked to join the Board of Directors. She looks forward to helping HOPE achieve its mission. For more information on HOPE, Click Here
Martha joined the Executive Advisory Board for Fontbonne University College of Education and Allied Health Professions.
Martha is excited to participate in Fontbonne University's strive for excellence in higher education.
Martha wrote an article in the October 2015 – Vol. 9, Issue 10 of the Special Needs Alliance The Voice Newsletter.September 2015
"Representative Payee for Social Security Benefits"
The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability program is the primary government benefit that provides income to people with disabilities. Whether or not a social security beneficiary needs a representative payee is a decision made by SSA based on the beneficiary's abilities. For the complete article, please Click Here.
Martha presented a Webinar to Lorman Education CenterApril-June 2015
"Long-Term Care Planning Essentials"
This webinar will help you gain the knowledge to be able to discuss and explain long-term planning with clients who seek your advice and assistance. Topics include veterans' benefits and its proposed changes in eligibility, Medicaid, Medicare, including the court ordered changes to rehabilitation care, and long-term care insurance. This topic will include a discussion of estate planning document preparation and requirements for long-term care planning to help you distinguish and determine which benefit program best assists the clients who has sought your recommendations. The program will guide you to be able to review the client's estate planning documents to determine if the documents require changes in order to effectuate a specific long-term care plan. This topic is critical for those who are encountering clients with long-term care planning issues and to the information necessary to give an appropriate response
To purchase the webinar, please Click Here.
Martha in NAELA News (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)February, 2015
"Housing Issues In Special Needs Trusts: The Devil Is In The Details" In the April/May/June Edition of NAELA News, NAELA member Martha C. Brown, CELA, CAP, addresses the questions parents often ask Special Needs Planners about using the funds in a special needs trust to buy a house for the beneficiary.
Martha presents webinar on the topic of "Elder Abuse" with Q&A sessionJanuary 28, 2015
Martha presented a webinar on the topic of "Elder Abuse" and a with Q&A session at the 2015 Law & Aging Seminar hosted by the National Elder Law Foundation and Penn State. To listen to the webinar click here. To listen to the Q&A, click here.
Martha on Fox 2 News Concerning Elder Abuse
Elder abuse has made the news once again in St. Louis metro area. On January 28, 2015, Betsey Bruce of Fox 2 News did a report about a local man who was accused of neglecting his mother who was living in squalid conditions. In this instance, the elderly woman herself called the police. Once the police inspected the home, they contacted the Missouri Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline. Betsey interviewed Martha Brown about this on-going crisis concerning the elderly. Click here to read the story and watch Martha's interview.
Martha C. Brown &Associates Sponsor Alzheimer's Care &Conquer Education SeriesNovember 12, 2014
In order to build awareness, the Alzheimer's Association held their Care and Conquer Education Series from November 6-18, 2014. This series encompassed events at six different locations in the St. Louis Chapter area. This series featured internationally renowned scientists, authors and educators to provide information and resources about the latest in Alzheimer's early detection, treatment and care.
With a new case developing every 67 seconds, early detection and diagnosis are critical for legal and financial planning, accessing services and support, seeking opportunities for clinical trials and person-centered care among providers.
Click here to see a summary of the 2014 Care &Conquer Education Series. For more information about the disease, support services or research, please visit www.alz.org or call their Helpline at 800/272-3900.
Martha on KMOV TV NewsMarch 11, 2014
On November 12, 2014, St. Louis' local KMOV TV station aired a broadcast pertaining to a home healthcare worker who is accused of stealing almost $61,000, for her personal use, from her client. In that broadcast, Jasmine Huda, a reporter for KMOV, interviewed Martha Brown about the bond between a client and their caregiver and how easy it is for the client to be taken advantage of.
Martha on the Professional Education Broadcast Network
Martha Brown did a webinar presentation for the Professional Education Broadcast Network. The topic of this Webinar was "Planning with Special Needs." Listen to the webinar.
October 15, 2013
Martha C. Brown in UMKC School of Law Alumni MagazineFebruary 2013
Martha C. Brown's interview is featured in the article entitled, "The road less traveled" by David Engel in the Spring, 2014 edition of the UMKC School of Law Alumni Magazine, Res Ispa. Click here to read the article.
Martha C. Brown Interviewed by Diane Keefe
Martha C. Brown was featured on the "Caring for Parents Together" caregiver talk show on Wed, February 6, 2013. Diane Keefe is a caregiver, author and speaker who hosts a Caregiver Talk Show on BlogTalkRadio which features professionals in the field of aging who provide services and resources for the elder population. The topics discussed on this show are "Filial Responsibility", "End of Life Issues" and families with a loved one that has "special needs".
Listen to CaringforParentsTogether on Blog Talk Radio
Martha C. Brown in NAELA News: Special Needs Law Section
Martha C. Brown writes an article "Website of Interest" in the Special Needs Law Section of the NAELA News, Volume 22, Issue 6. Click here to read the full article.
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