Divorce and Special Needs: 4 Things to Consider

When parents have special needs children, it affects virtually every aspect of their life. That includes situations where a couple divorces. When the parents separate, they have a lot of things to consider regarding their child, especially as it relates to the divorce decree and related estate planning matters. Below are just a few things that you should keep in mind if you are a parent going through a divorce. Read More

What is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973?

Several federal civil rights laws affect individuals with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is particularly important for children with disabilities. This section is designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities in those programs that receive financial assistance from the federal government. The pertinent portion of Section 504 reads: “No otherwise qualified individual with Read More

What You Need to Know About Estate Planning for Adults with Special Needs

Estate planning can be challenging, but it is even more difficult if you have to plan for a dependant special needs adult. It is hard to predict what a special-needs child may need throughout their adulthood, but proper estate planning requires you to think about these aspects of your loved one’s future. For example, your estate plan may need to address unique issues that involve state or federal assistance, such as Read More

Guest Blog: Human Imperfections by Sue Shilling

There are many resources for parents who have special needs children. I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the Everything Special Needs radio show with Sue Shilling. She has some wonderful insight about what she does and I want to share that with all of you. As I sat and prepared for my year end retrospective for the year 2016 on the Everything Special Needs radio show, I went through a year's worth of shows and Read More