Special Needs

According to Census 2000, 49.7 million people have some type of long lasting condition or disability.

Individuals with Special Needs are those who have chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions that limit their ability to live, think and/or work independently.

Having been involved years ago with a Special Needs niece, whose parents had divorced and with the father dying one year thereafter at age 34 of brain cancer, I learned early on the perils of not planning in this area of life and the havoc, pain and suffering that ensue. Tasha is now a 32 year old, living somewhat independently as a young adult with Down Syndrome, but her journey did not follow a straight line.
 
There are many issues in Estate Planning that are unique to a family with a Special Needs child. Having been certified by the American College at Bryn Mawr as a "Chartered Special Needs Consultant" (sm) helps me to recognize those issues and also to work more compatibly with counsel so that the family’s best interests are realized. 

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