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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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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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Will My Daughter with Autism Lose Her SSI If She Works?

Randall asks: “My daughter receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income), which is vital to her support.  She also has the ability to work.  If she does work, will that impact her SSI?” Randall, Thank you your question. Since your daughter already receives SSI, then she can earn more than $1,090 per month from working; however, the […]

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How Can I Ensure My Adult Special Needs Daughter Can Make the Right Decisions?

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Ann asks: “My daughter is turning 18 years old in 3 months. I have been told that age 18, things can change. I am not sure what changes or if turning 18 is as significant as I have been told. What happens at age 18?” Ann, Thank you for your question.  Turning 18 years old […]

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Can My Son Really Only Have $2,000 in His Name?

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Michael asks:  I have been told that in order to qualify for certain government benefits my son can only have $2,000 in his name.  That does not seem like very much money for a person to be able to save for lifetime needs.  At this point, I am not convinced that we should even plan […]

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