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Estate 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.
 Planning 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 resources.
Related Subjects
 Financial Information
 Managed Care
 Social Security
 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children
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