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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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How Can I Begin Planning for My Special Needs Child’s Future

Question: It is one of my New Year’s Resolutions to assemble a plan for my son’s future, but I have not been able to get started yet.  I just don’t know where or how to start.  What should my first step be? — Laura I can certainly understand not quite getting started on your New […]

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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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Tools You Need to Protect Government Benefits

In our previous Autism Parenting Magazine column, we discussed government benefits and how to access those benefits.  One item we learned was that in order to access the array of services, your child will have to be eligible, which means he/she cannot have countable assets of more than $2,000 in his/her name—and to remain eligible, […]

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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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Issue 55 – Celebrating with the People We Love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday Traditions Great tips on how to prepare a rigid child for the many changes the season brings as well as the benefits of family traditions. Brittany Fichter Inspiring Boy “Breaks” Through Autism and Its Stereotypes A mother shares […]

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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 Do I Ensure My Daughter with Special Needs Has Secured Housing For Life?

How Do I Ensure My Daughter with Special Needs Has Secured Housing For Life?

Alexis asks: “How do I best make arrangements for the physical care (housing, etc.) of my daughter when I am no longer around?” Alexis, thank you for your question.  This is a concern that we hear from every family we meet.  It is truly at the core of planning for your daughter’s future.  I recommend […]

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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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