This year’s Special Needs Trusts National Conference, held in St. Pete Beach, Florida, was exceptional. As a New Englander, heading down to Florida for a conference elicits a lot of jealous remarks-but it wasn’t the weather that cheered me up, it was the stellar material that was presented. I left feeling full of hope, because estate planning attorneys want to be as careful and attentive to special needs trusts as possible, and that requires a lot of information. Whether it’s housing or healthcare, the issues are complex, and the conference offered the kind of attention they deserve.