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Emily Taylor

As an attorney who offers elder law, special needs and estate planning services, and is personally committed to giving back to her community, Emily Taylor saw an opportunity to provide professional support to SARRC as a member of the Professional Advisory Council.

Emily joined the committee, which is composed of professionals who are committed to helping SARRC’s planned giving goals, two years ago and has been integral in helping to design and implement SARRC’s new special needs planning resources.

In early 2017, Emily was anticipating a large-scale planning project and needed to hire someone to handle it, someone who could create databases, process files, scan items into their correct files and more. She decided she wanted to use her law firm, Emily R. Taylor, Attorney PLLC, as a platform to hire adults with autism, so she worked with SARRC’s Employment Services Program to find the perfect match.

“I related what skills we needed and that the position was for a part-time scanning clerk,” Emily says. “SARRC connected me with a young man named Todd for an interview.”

Fast-forward, Todd has been part of the team for almost one year and Emily reports he’s doing a great job.

“Todd has an amazing background in math and science and he’s bright and sharp. This job is just a way to get him started in getting into the workforce,” Emily says.

Seeing firsthand the impact SARRC has among individuals with autism through her work on the Professional Advisory Council and as an Employment Partner, Emily wanted to ensure she was leaving her lasting impact so she joined the Legacy Circle.

“I am inspired by the impact the work has on the individual level, but more specifically, the community level,” says Emily. “I hope that my planned gift will provide services to families that cannot cover the costs and change their lives.”

Emily has been recognized numerous times as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a list that recognizes top lawyers in Arizona. She also volunteers with various local organizations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association’s Probate Lawyers Assistance Project.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Legacy Circle member and ensuring the continued vitality and growth of SARRC’s services from one generation to the next, please contact Beth Salazar at [email protected] or 602-340-8717, ext. 1039.