Special Needs Planning

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and its Benefits

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017
On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.B. 34). A major component of H.B. 34 was the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, which now allows a disabled person to sign and establish their own first-party special needs trust. Previously, only parents, guardians, grandparents or a court could establish these trusts on behalf of the disabled person. ...

White Sox Plan Game with Autism Accommodations in June

Posted on: June 6th, 2016
The sights and sounds of a Major League Baseball game are something most of us have come to expect as part of the overall ball park experience. But for children living with autism, all of that can be too much to handle. Now Major League Baseball teams are trying to make sure those youngsters and their families can come out and enjoy a game. It's a program started four years ago by the league and the advocacy group "Autism Speaks." ...

Plan Ahead to Protect your Disabled Children

Posted on: March 21st, 2016
National Down Syndrome Day is March 21. Individuals with Down Syndrome have an average life expectancy of 60 years, a number which is rapidly increasing thanks to modern medicine. Parents of 60-year-old disabled adults are likely to be in their eighties and are struggling to take care of themselves, let alone their children....

Red, White & Blue Disabled Children Need You!! Contact Your Congressional Representatives TODAY

Posted on: July 25th, 2013
On May 23, 2013 Sen. Kay Hagan introduced S. 1076, the Disabled Military Child Protection Act of 2013. This legislation amends the rules for beneficiary payments of military annuities for deceased veterans by allowing payment to a special needs trust for the benefit of a disabled child. Contact your Congressional representatives and urge support of this legislation TODAY!...

Facebook Newsfeed Strikes Again

Posted on: April 1st, 2013
Facebook has certainly become a way for us as individuals to express our feelings, tell our “friends” what we are up to, connect with family and long lost friends and to show our support for the people and causes we believe in....

What Would You Do: Life's Defining Moments

Posted on: January 24th, 2013
Sometimes seemingly insignificant situations within the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives give us the opportunity to define who we are and what we believe in....
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