Tag Archives for " Medicaid "

State Medicaid Waiver Programs Can Pay for a Lifetime of Needs

State Medicaid Waiver Programs Can Pay for a Lifetime of Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/state-medicaid-programs-lifetime-needs/

Question: How do state Medicaid waiver programs play a role in the planning for my son, especially with the long waiting list? State Medicaid Waiver programs can play a significant role in providing care for your son’s lifetime need for support.  While many families can be discouraged by the waiting lists that exist in most […]

Continue reading

New Study Reveals Support Gap For People With Special Needs

New Study Reveals Support Gap For People With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-support-people-special-needs/

United Cerebral Palsy and the ANCOR Foundation released their The Case for Inclusion 2019 report that analyzed how well state programs, especially Medicaid, are meeting the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The study did find some continued positive changes including the move away from institutions into community living; however, the study also […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading