Category Archives for "Financial or Financial Planning"

Articles that focus on the financial challenges related to people with autism (Supplemental Security Income (SSI), government programs, savings accounts, wills, cost of programs, therapies, a lifetime of care). This includes articles by financial advisors.

Prepare Now: Teenagers With Autism Are Becoming Adults

Prepare Now: Teenagers With Autism Are Becoming Adults https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teenagers-with-autism-becoming-adults/

According to statistics, an estimated 500,000 teenagers diagnosed with autism will become adults over the next 10 years.  As the rate of diagnosis continues to climb (1 in 125 in 2004, 1 in 59 US births in 2018), preparations must be made, not only by families but by our communities as well. Currently, nearly half […]

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Reaching Your Special Needs Financial Goals in the New Year

Reaching Your Special Needs Financial Goals in the New Year https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reaching-special-needs-financial-goals/

As 2019 begins, it arrives with optimism and excitement to start fresh, set goals, create action plans, and work to accomplish those goals. For so many of us, we begin the year with such great intentions, but we don’t always end the year reaching the goals that we set. Why is that the case? Ciara […]

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How Can I Best Gift Money to Someone With Special Needs?

How Can I Best Gift Money to Someone With Special Needs? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gifting-someone-with-special-needs/

Question: “As the holidays approach, I have been asked by my parents how they can gift money to my son with autism?  Can I tell them to give it to him directly or is there something specific I need to do?” Thank you for this question. Our planners hear this question quite a bit especially […]

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Improving Lifestyles and Planning for Tomorrow with Special Needs

Improving Lifestyles and Planning for Tomorrow with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-and-planning-for-tomorrow/

All parents want their children to live wonderful lives, and they do all they can to make that a reality.  As your child with autism becomes an adult, that journey can become more and more challenging. It can become difficult to find services, to find a primary care provider who understands your adult child’s needs, […]

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Special Needs Planning for Tomorrow: One Gooooaaaal!

Special Needs Planning for Tomorrow: One Gooooaaaal! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-planning-for-tomorrow/

The FIFA World Cup captured the world’s attention this past summer as soccer has become the most popular sport on the planet.  As I was enjoying the spectacular games, I realized that soccer has one goal: To end the game with more goals scored than the opponent.  I know this seems obvious, but many times […]

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Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/horizon-with-innovation-and-opportunity/

The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act opened the door for young people with disabilities to be evaluated for regular work in the community before being steered toward subminimum wage jobs.  This Act has transformed the options available for those with disabilities when they age out of the educational system. In Minnesota, the number of […]

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Rising Care Costs Can Affect Long-Term Support With Special Needs

Rising Care Costs Can Affect Long-Term Support With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/long-term-support-with-autism/

Lifetime support for an individual with a disability requires people. This statement may sound obvious; however, in planning for an individual’s future, the people who will care for them are rarely discussed in detail. Special Needs Planning often stops after the discussion of a Special Needs Trust, future guardians, and government benefits. It is common […]

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How Do ABLE Accounts and Third Party Special Needs Trust Compare?

How Do ABLE Accounts and Third Party Special Needs Trust Compare? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/able-accounts-and-special-needs/

Could you compare, from a high level, ABLE accounts and a Third Party Special Needs Trust? From a high-level perspective, ABLE accounts and Third Party Special Needs Trust are the same in one main way, any money positioned in these accounts are not counted as a resource when an individual with a disability applies for […]

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How Macroeconomic Changes Can Impact People with Special Needs

How Macroeconomic Changes Can Impact People with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/macroeconomic-impacts-people-with-autism/

I am sure you have heard the saying, “the left-hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.”  This statement can be quite evident when the decisions by the US government are explored. For many individual states, the minimum wage became a hot-button issue, and quite a number of state governments decided to pass laws […]

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Adult Life – What Is Available For My Child With Special Needs?

Adult Life – What Is Available For My Child With Special Needs? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/accessible-for-my-spectrum-child/

Parents, families, and adults have the same burning question, “What happens when school is over?”  In the past, the answer was for the child to continue to live at home with parents or in a group home setting, possibly work part-time at a fast food restaurant, grocery store, pet store or maybe just be able […]

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