Category Archives: Special Needs Children

Is your loved one at risk of losing Medicaid or SSI?

posted: June 18, 2013

If you are the parent or other caregiver for a person with a serious medical or physical disability, you may find yourself wanting to directly financially assist and support your loved one with special needs.  But this can create problems if your loved one receives government benefits, such as Medicaid or Social Security Income (SSI).  […]

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How do you protect your child’s government assistance?

posted: April 11, 2013

A big concern of parents caring for children with special needs is not jeopardizing their child’s government assistance.  If a child is receiving Medicaid, often times this is the only viable health care he or she can receive…other options of private pay being too expensive. Putting this at risk could cost their child the ability […]

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3 Key Planning Steps for Parents of Special Needs Children

posted: March 26, 2013

April is Autism Awareness Month, which seeks to educate the public about the needs and challenges facing those with autism spectrum disorders.  Yet despite the observance, many parents of special needs children are still in the dark as to 3 key planning steps designed to protect their child if the unthinkable happens. According to AutismSpeaks.com, […]

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iPad Apps Specifically For Autistic Children And Adults

posted: October 26, 2011

A few months back I wrote a blog about iPad Apps For Special Needs Children.  As a follow up to this, I wanted to share a story that aired on 60 Minutes recently regarding Apps for Autism.  You can watch the full story on YouTube  at Apps for Autism.  Although I heard some not so […]

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Parents of Disabled Children Should Know The Importance Of Special Needs Planning

posted: April 12, 2011

Estate planning is incredibly important for all parents, as it allows them the opportunity to make very difficult choices.  It provides the chance to determine who will raise your minor children if you can’t, what money will be set aside or used for their upbringing, and even what money will be used to support them […]

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Apple iPad Apps Designed To Assist Children With Special Needs

posted: March 14, 2011

With the introduction of the iPad, applications (also known as “Apps”) some extraordinary Apps have been developed, in particular Apps that can improve the daily lives of children with special needs. Many of these can be found in a Special Education Section of their official on-line store. The iPad itself is now being widely recognized […]

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Planning for Special Needs Children

posted: November 22, 2010

If your child is receiving certain types of government assistance which they are receiving based on their assets, a direct inheritance may potentially disqualify them from receiving that assistance. How do you get around this without actually disinheriting your child?  Simply do not provide for a direct inheritance to them and instead create a Special […]

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