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planning is especially important when your survivor may not be able to care
for himself or herself. Here are some resources that can guide you.
- Disability and Estate Planning
- A short article from MedSupport
FSF International that focuses on conflicting legal definitions of disability
as they relate to estate planning.
- Estate Planning
- This issue of the NICHCY
News Digest provides an overview of the process by which families can create
specialized wills and trusts to protect their child's eligibility for government
benefits and how to ensure that future caregivers have an in-depth understanding
of their child.
- Future Planning: Making Financial
Arrangements with a Trust
- Questions and answer for
parents, from The Arc.
- Future Planning Resources
- This resource list from
The Arc includes government agencies, publications regarding estate planning,
guardianship and personal futures planning, books written for attorneys, and
future planning materials for and organizations in specific states.
for your Special Needs Child
- Produced by the MetLife
Consumer Education Center and reviewed by the Administration for Children
and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Exceptional
Parent Magazine, this pamphlet discusses planning for the future, guardianships
and conservatorships, special needs trusts, planning for financial needs
- savings and finding financial
Aid, planning for medical needs, planning for educational needs, and additional
- Financial Information
- Managed Care
- Social Security
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children
Resources in your state
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