Special Needs Planning

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In March of 1987, the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month began, calling upon all Americans to provide the opportunities and encouragement necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. Since then, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) holds a campaign each March to communicate the importance of inclusion and story sharing …

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Letter of Intent For Your Special Needs Child

Writing a Letter of Intent For Your Special Needs Child

Writing a letter of intent (LOI) for your special needs child can help bring them family continuity and comfort after you are gone. As a parent, the most valuable asset your child has is you and your ability to care for them. You, like no other, fully understand the nuances of your child’s coping mechanisms …

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Adult Sibling with Special Needs

3 Tips for Planning to Care for an Adult Sibling with Special Needs

When a family has a child with special needs, the care of that child eventually falls on the shoulders of the entire family. The parents generally care for the child for as long as they are able. However, when the parents begin to age and are unable to care for their adult children with special …

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special needs trust

Special Needs Planning and your Estate

Third-party special needs trusts sometimes referred to as supplemental needs trusts, are estate planning tools for those parents of children with mental/physical disabilities and the elderly. This type of trust will receive assets from you or another benefactor expressly for that person with a disability. Goals include: leaving funds for your child’s or elderly family member’s …

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Understanding Special Needs Planning

Understanding Special Needs Planning

Enabling the Disabled In honor of October as Special Needs Awareness Month, let’s take a look at planning for disabled people to live their best lives. Family money can be carefully managed to fit the disability-benefit rules and still provide additional perks for the disabled person to enjoy. And, though the rules can be strict, …

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