Join me in recognizing and congratulating a remarkable advocate, Brian Rubin as he becomes the President-Elect of the Special Needs Alliance. The Special Needs Alliance is a great resource for families and their work on a national level is outstanding.

Well done Brian!

Brian N. Rubin, President-Elect
Brian N. Rubin, of Rubin Law, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, limits his practice to “special needs future planning.” He cites the birth of son Mitchell in 1981, who has autism, as a personal fork in the road. “Mitchell has enabled my family to better appreciate what’s truly important in life, and because of him, I spend each day assisting other families with special needs. For me, it’s a mission.

“I tell them that our work isn’t about documents, it’s about relationships. Because the entire family is affected when someone has special needs. I help them navigate the system, write letters of intent, adjust when their child moves out of the family home.”

Brian is a tireless volunteer. He is immediate past president of The Arc of Illinois and has been a board member of Clearbrook, an agency that serves over 7,500 individuals with disabilities, since 1990. He speaks proudly of his work with community-based residences and of kids who grow up knowing that people with disabilities make great neighbors.

He is a commissioner with the Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission and has served as chairman of the State of Illinois Advisory Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Illinois legislature’s Autism Taskforce. Brian has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He received a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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