What is the National Special Needs Network?



The National Special Needs Network was established in 1995 as a coast-to-coast affiliation of independent Special Needs Professionals dedicated to providing the finest and most complete special needs support services in America. 

In our Twentieth year, the mission of the National Special Needs Network is changing to adjust to changing times. Recognizing that there is a nationwide dearth of Attorneys who are knowledgeable about the needs of Special Needs individuals,  we have chosen to streamline our efforts, focusing upon only two areas:


The nationwide creation of Special Needs Trusts

Providing Expert Witness and consultative services to Clients and Attorneys seeking assistance with Special Needs issues.

Our standard fee schedule can be found by clicking this link.

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Each professional affiliate of the Network is certified with proven competence in special needs, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards for the greatest benefit of the clients whom they  serve.





Jeffrey H. Minde, Esq. is an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of Florida, a New York State Certified Social Worker, a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional, and a life member of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, in addition to being a well-known author and public speaker. Dr. Minde has a long history as a legislative advocate who has been responsible for the creation of the Federal Government's "Ticket To Work And Work Incentives Program" as well as significant human services provisions of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.


Kenneth Tucker, LMHC, LHD is an independently-affiliated psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist whose professional practice, the Center for Counseling and Development, is located in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Tucker is the author of three books and is a featured commentator.



We are sad to announce the death of Ms. Rebecca Hope Kraas-Smith, our National Program Coordinator at age 45 from a rare blood disorder. Hope had been a member of the NSNN family since its inception in 1995, and was known to many of you as our Social Services troubleshooter. She leaves behind two grieving families---her own biological one, and those of us who knew and loved her as an unstoppable force of nature.



The National Special Needs Network's Trust creation and Consultative services are provided primarily through the Law Offices of Jeffrey H. Minde Attorney and Counselor At Law P.A.

We work closely with other professionals as needed in order to address your specific needs. The National Special Needs Network Inc. has worked to develop strong relationships with professionals in diverse fields and locales.



 Recognizing that the need for services has grown broader and more eclectic as public resources have diminished, we are proud to be promoting a new endeavor, Jeff Konrei Minde, J.D., which provides temporal and spiritual counseling and performs Life Cycle events such as weddings and commitment ceremonies.



Special Needs Estate Planning

Special Needs Testamentary Estate Planning

Special Needs Personal Injury Settlement Trusts

IRS 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization applications

Legal Consultant and Expert Witness Services



For more information call, write or email us at:

National Special Needs Network

6424 Overland Drive Delray Beach, Florida 33484

Telephone: 561-447-4152

Email: jminde@comcast.net



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