If you worry about the answer to that question, we can help.
There are Four Keys to planning for the safe future of your child with special needs.
Key One: Build a Community of Caregivers
Formal appointment of guardians, trustee, therapists, case managers and the like is important, but so are the friends and family connections in the community.
Key Two: Protect Financial Supports
Social security benefits, Medicaid, parental support, work income can all be protected and maximized through the use of trusts and special accounts.
Key Three: Create Transition Tools
A record of important information ranging from family history to medical information to daily routines and even parenting philosophy will give your future caretakers guidance in caring for your child when you are no longer able to do so.
Key Four: Complete Legal Documents that will ensure your plan works the way you intend.
Imagining your plan is only the first step. You will need an estate plan and related documents prepared by an attorney in order to ensure that your intentions are carried out and enforceable. You may also need a legally appointed guardian to best protect your child, or other documents that give people the necessary authority to support your child’s needs.