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Theresa Varnet

33 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60602-3102
(312) 220-9112
Fax: (312) 220-9261
Services Offered:
Elder Law Attorney
Theresa Varnet serves MA, IL
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    About My Business
    Specializes Medicaid & Medicare issues, SSDI and Elder Law, OBRA '93 trusts, as well as handles special needs trusts, estate planning, probate court matters.
    Experience And Credentials
    Theresa Varnet has been an advocate for persons with disabilities for over 40 years. In addition to being a certified teacher, a licensed social worker and a graduate of the DePaul University College of Law, she is the parent of a disabled adult daughter. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. Her experience includes extensive work in the area of in-service training with families, special educators, social workers and other professionals. She has served as Social Services Director in a residential school for profoundly retarded children, Coordinator for a Special Education Cooperative and as a Citizen Advocacy/Disability Rights Coordinator. While living in the Sultanate of Oman, she assisted the Omani Ministry of Social Affairs in developing the first preschool program for children with handicapping conditions. She is also the co-author, with Richard Spain, of Home Control Through Estate and Financial Planning, funded by the Illinois and Missouri Planning Councils on Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Varnet has been quoted on numerous occasions in national journals and publications, including Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Kiplinger Retirement Report, The New York Times, and the AARP Bulletin and Exceptional Parent magazine.

    Ms. Varnet is currently an active volunteer in the National, State and local chapters of The Arc (formerly known as the Association for Retarded Citizens), Alliance for the Mentally Ill, The Austism Society. She serves on the Board of Directors for Life Stream, Inc. in New Bedford, MA, and is a past member of the Developmental Disabilities Council in MA and KY and of the Governor's Advisory Panel on Special Education in KY. Ms. Varnet is also a frequent speaker for volunteer and professional groups and has presented nationally at the National Conferences of TASH, AAIDD, The Arc, NAELA and NADS, among others.
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    $295/hour and/or set flat fees, as the case may be. Please contact the office for details.
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    Hours of Service
    By appointment only.
    US Federal EIN
    Issued by U.S. Internal Revenue Service
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