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Future Planning: Article Index

Articles on future and financial planning for a child with special needs are listed alphabetically and also by topic for your reference.
  1. Books on Long-Term Planning (7)
  2. College and Special Needs (4)
  3. Special-Needs Trusts (5)
  4. State-by-State Information (47)
  5. Tax Benefits (3)

Articles on Long-Term Planning for Children With Special Needs
Looking for an article on future planning for a child with special needs? Browse an A to Z index to find what you're looking for.

Book-Review Index: Future Planning
Browse reviews of books on future planning from the Harried Parent's Book Club.

Alternatives to Guardianship
In an excerpt from "The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook," Jo Ann Simons, MSW, describes some ways to protect your adult child without having him or her declared incompetent.

Book Review: Planning for the Future
Everything you need to know about preparing a financially secure and socially satisfying life for your special-needs child after your death.

Book Review: Steps to Independence
Teach your child self-care, home-care and information skills with this book's patient, step-by-step instructions and helpful techniques.

Book Review: The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook
When children with special needs reach adulthood, parents have a whole new planning challenge on their hands. We could all use a handbook for making our way through the transitions.

Book Review: Think College!
College used to be an impossible dream for kids with intellectual disabilities, but as more postsecondary schools are adding programs appropriate for students of all different abilities, there may be education after high school for anyone who wants it.

First Five Things to Do: Special Needs Trusts
If you know enough to be aware that you need to look into Special Needs Trusts, but not enough to know how to go about it, these five quick tips will get you started.

Preparing for Your Child's Transition to Adulthood
Whether your child graduates high school on schedule after four years or stays until age 21, you won't want to wait until the transition out of the school system is imminent before making plans for the next stage.

Where Can I Find Information About Tax Credits for Special Needs?
Disability-related tax credits may be available to parents of children with special needs. Check these resources to see if they apply to you and your family.

Where to Find a Scholarship for Your Child With a Disability
Find a disability scholarship for your student with special needs with the help of these resources offered on the Web, on campus, and in your own backyard.

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