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Planning for Children and Adult Children with Special Needs

Individuals with special needs may have a developmental disorder, such as autism, ADHD, or Asperger's syndrome. They may have an intellectual disability such as Down syndrome. Or, perhaps they have a learning disability such as dyslexia or physical impairments that affect their vision or hearing. People with other serious or chronic health conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or epilepsy, may count as special needs.

Making plans that address your child's experience while living with physical and cognitive impairments requires careful thought and planning. When looking toward their future, consider your child's ability to make decisions and find the resources they will need. If you can provide for them financially, this will allow them to live on their own to the fullest extent possible.

At the same time, using specific legal arrangements to protect their best interests is crucial. There will likely come a time when you are no longer around or able to help. The foundation for continued care you set today will ensure your child has the best possible chance for a successful future.

If you have a child or adult with special needs and would like help planning for their future, give our office a call at (605) 275-5665. We would love to help!