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Future Independence for Special Needs Linked to Technology and Money

Future Independence for Special Needs Linked to Technology and Money http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-technology-and-money/

As parents guide their children through the stages of life, there comes a point where adulthood becomes ever so real. That time usually comes somewhere between 14 and 17 years old, when parents realize their child will become an adult and will no longer be attending school. For some of those young adults, they may […]

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Special Needs Financial Planning When Life Changes

Special Needs Financial Planning When Life Changes https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-financial-planning

As families plan for the secure future of a loved one with autism, it is commonplace that the plan is updated due to changes in the family situation or in the life of the individual with the diagnosis. For example: If your loved one begins working, the new income will need to be factored into […]

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How Do I Choose a Trustee for My Special Needs Child?

How Do I Choose a Trustee for My Special Needs Child? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/choosing-trustee-for-special-needs-child

I am trying to decide on a trustee for my son’s Special Needs Trust. What should I be thinking about? —Madison I commend you on thinking about who will be your best choice as trustee. I find that so many families just choose the closest relative or closest friend without much thought as to the […]

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Issue 68 – ASD Strategies in Action

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage Meltdowns An occupational therapist and assistive technology practitioner explains the fundamental differences between temper tantrums and meltdowns and shares strategies to help address them. Alicia Ford-Lanza, MS, OTR/L, ATP Choosing The Best Childcare For Your ASD Child […]

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Issue 58 – The Greatest Love of All: Family

Issue 58 - The Greatest Love of All: Family

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: 8 Valentine’s Day Wishes For Special Needs Families The founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC shares her special Valentine’s Day wishes for you and the people you love most. Deanna Picon Winning Ways to Share the Love With All of Your Children Learn simple and […]

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Retirement Decisions with a Child with Special Needs

Retirement Decisions with a Child with Special Needs

Retirement planning is an important area of an individual’s and a family’s life.  Proper planning will allow for a better life and one that is usually more enjoyable.  For most folks in the United States, retirement planning includes saving as much money as they can in their 401(k) and maximizing their monthly social security payment.  […]

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Ways to Fund Your Child’s Lifetime Support Needs

Ron asks: “I have a Special Needs Trust for my son, and at this point it is not funded.  I was thinking about funding it with life insurance when I die.  Is this is a good idea?” Ron, thank you for the thoughtful question. Funding your son’s Special Needs Trust is quite an important task.  […]

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How Can I Plan Now for My Sister to Care for My Special Needs Child?

how can I plan now for my sister to care for my special needs child?

Mary asks: “I am thinking about having my sister become the next caregiver of my son if I am no longer here.  What can I do to help prepare her for this job?” In our experience, we have found that your sister will most likely have two main concerns when taking on the role of […]

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Who Can Help Secure My Special Needs Child’s Future?

Question: “As 2016 begins, I am thinking again about planning for my son and his future with special needs.  He is 14 years old, and at this time we are not sure how much support he will need in the future.  His mother and I feel so overwhelmed, but we just don’t know where to […]

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How Do I Know if Our Special Needs Trust is Adequate?

Sarah asks: “I had a special needs trust created by our family attorney years ago, and I am wondering if someone should review this document to make sure it was written right. I ask this because another mom in our parent support group who had a testamentary special needs trust had issues when the grandmother […]

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