Attorney Mark Gilfix of the law firm Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP was invited to speak at the prestigious San Francisco Autism Society of America Annual Conference (SFASA). The November 17, 2018 all day conference was aimed at the informational needs of parents, caregivers and professionals who have the responsibility to support and help make plans for teens and adults with autism or related developmental disabilities. The event took place at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Li Ka Shing Center on the Stanford University campus.
Attorney Gilfix was one of the 50 featured speakers at the event. Mr. Gilfix understands the challenges of families with loved ones with special needs and taking care of them financially in the future. His discussion, titled “How Much Is Enough?” focused on the creation and funding of Special Needs Trusts. He spoke in detail how much is needed to adequately fund these trusts and the financial tools available, including life insurance and other investment structures.
In what is coming to be seen as the greatest public health and social services crisis of our time, California is facing an unprecedented, staggering surge in the number of residents with the developmental disability of autism. SFASA is committed to improving the quantity and quality of lifespan care options in our communities. Californians are facing unprecedented problems that demand unprecedented solutions and courageous leadership. SFASA is an all-volunteer organization and needs all autism families to share in the work ahead.
Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP has over 35 years of experience in the area of Special Needs Planning for families with children with Autism, and Attorney Gilfix is very proud to had been given the opportunity to contribute to this wonderful conference.
More detailed information on the conference can be found here.