Resources and Publications

Administering a Special Needs Trust: A Handbook for Trustees

2017 Edition provided by the Special Needs Alliance

Clark County Commission on Aging

As community ambassadors, the Commission on Aging provides leadership, advocacy, community awareness, and develops partnerships to initiate positive change toward an all-age friendly, livable community.

National Guardianship Association

The mission of NGA is to establish and promote a nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.

Center for Guardianship Certification

The purpose of the Center for Guardianship Certification is to develop and administer a credentialing process for guardians, address issues related to renewal, suspension and revocation of credentials for guardians, and encourage, support and foster best practices in the provision of quality guardianship services.

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys

The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities.

College of Probate Judges

The purpose of the College of Probate Judges is to promote efficient, fair and just judicial administration in the probate courts and to provide opportunities for continuing judicial education for probate judges and related personnel.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

NAPGCM is a volunteer nonprofit association with over 2,000 members whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration and leadership.

The Official US Government Site for Medicare Information

Here you can find out what you need to know about Medicare.

ARC of Washington State

The Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (ARC) of Washington State’s mission is to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with developmental disabilities.

The ARC Oregon

The Arc Oregon has been advocating for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1954. We strive to create an inclusive, independent, high-quality lifestyle for individuals and families.

Alzheimer’s Association of Washington

The Western and Central Washington chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association is one of over 70 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving communities across the United States.

Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon

The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter provides education and support for people diagnosed, their families, and caregivers.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security and dignity of America’s most vulnerable citizens.

Guardian/Conservator Association of Oregon, Inc.

To provide for the exchange of ideas, education and communication between groups and individuals interested in providing or furthering guardianship and conservatorship services or alternative protective services to persons in need of such services. To promote a broader understanding and acceptance of the qualified guardian and conservator as an integral part of the judicial system. To promote professional ethics and encourage, establish and maintain high standards of professional education, competence and performance.

Estate Planning Council of Portland, Inc.

A non-profit organization with the objective of providing professional education to further the estate planning knowledge of their members.

Estate Planning Council of SW Washington

Our objective is to provide professional education to further the estate planning knowledge and professionalism of our members.

Washington Association of Professional Guardians

To educate on issues relevant to guardianship as a profession; to establish, promote and facilitate standards and ethics for guardian; to advocate for the interests of guardianship as a profession and to enhance the quality of guardian services provided professionally in Washington State.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.



As leaders in the Guardianship arena, Beagle and Associates is often involved in cases that make headlines. Additionally, Gary Beagle, NMG, CPG, OCPF has written extensively on issues relating to Guardianship, elder abuse and estate protection. The following downloads and links are to articles written by Beagle and Associates, or relating to Guardianship issues.


Aging Happens: New CARE Act could help family caregivers
Oregon has implemented the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) as of January 1, 2016. The goal is to better integrate and provide support to family caregivers after a loved one returns home from hospitalization.
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Legislation to Curb Abuse by Legal Guardians
Effort to Curb Abuse by Legal Guardians Advances in the Senate (S 1744)
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The Columbian
Gary Beagle mentioned for accomplishments in elder abuse awareness
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United States Government Accountability Office
Cases of Financial Exploitation, Neglect and Abuse of Seniors
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Today’s Caregiver
Gary Beagle writes on difficult questions that arise when considering care for aging relatives in Today’s Caregiver
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The Oregonian on Clark County Case
BB&A of WA helps put estate thief behind bars
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State of Washington
Appeals decision upholding results of forensic review completed by B&A
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Washington Bar Association
An article written by an Elder Law attorney whose work was presented in a WSBA-CLE conference relating to Pooled Asset Special Needs Trusts.
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State of Washington Appellate Decision
Appeals decision upholding a finding of elder abuse by DSHS
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Response to Online Comments
The link below is to a general response by Beagle and Associates to comments posted on the internet.
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