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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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Finding the Special Needs Trust That’s Right for Your Family

Finding the Special Needs Trust That's Right for Your Family http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-trust-autism-family

Question: “My husband and I have been researching special needs trust, and we have realized there are multiple types. Would you mind describing the types of special needs trusts that exist and the reasons for each? Answer: You are correct. Special Needs Trust is a broad term that can comprise various types of trusts.  We […]

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Check Out The Benefits Available for Families With Special Needs Kids

Check Out The Benefits Available for Families With Special Needs Kids http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-kids-family-benefits/

If you are the parent, caregiver or representative of a child younger than 18 who has disabilities, there are many possible government benefits that you and they could be eligible to receive.  In addition, an adult who became disabled in childhood prior to age 22 might also be eligible for benefits as well. Supplemental Security […]

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What You Need to Know About Special Needs Advocacy and Money

What You Need to Know About Special Needs Advocacy and Money https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-advocacy-money

Nothing ever seems to change unless people force the change to occur. An advocate is a person who speaks, writes, or pleads for his/herself or on behalf of another. We have seen fierce advocacy in the special needs community throughout history, and this advocacy began with families fighting for the civil rights of their loved […]

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Beware: The Government Is Not Planning for You

Beware: The Government Is Not Planning for You https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/government-not-planning-for-you

In our last issue, we discussed the continued rise in technology that will support individuals with autism as they live and work in their communities in the most independent manner possible. However, in order to take advantage of these growing opportunities, individuals with autism must be financially prepared to do so. At A Special Needs […]

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Securing the Future for Your Child with Special Needs

Securing the Future for Your Child with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/securing-the-future-for-child

I was fortunate enough to join a contingent with The Arc of North Carolina and attend the 2017 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC in March.  It was an incredible learning experience, as I came to better understand the inner workings of our political system and the impact our legislators have on the government benefit […]

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Learn How New Military Benefit Can Help Support Your Child for Life

Learn How New Military Benefit Can Help Support Your Child for Life

Question: “I am in the military and heard there is a new benefit for military retirees that can help my child with autism.  Is this true?  If so, what is it?” – Jerry The simple answer to your question is YES.  For those individuals who have served our country for their career in one of […]

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Important Information You Need to Know About ABLE Accounts

Important Information You Need to Know About ABLE Accounts

Randall asks: “I have heard the ABLE accounts can be funded, is this true?” Randall, thank you for your question. The ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience) was passed in December, 2014 and was finalized at the end of 2015 at a federal level.  The ABLE Act cleared the way for individuals with a […]

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