The natural order of things usually means that children outlive their parents -- and that's a big concern when you're the parent of a disabled child who will never be able to function completely independently.
If your adult child receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to a disability, you're likely aware of exactly how important those benefits are -- particularly the associated health benefits. You don't want to do anything to endanger those, now or in the future.
Wills and inheritances are often tricky issues, simply because there are usually a lot of different dynamics in play. Everything can become even more complicated, however, when one of your children is disabled.
Children with autism grow up to become adults with autism. That can be overwhelming for both the autistic young adult and their parents.
Disabled individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are very limited in the amount of assets that they can have in their names. An exception allows funds to be held in a special needs trust.
The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, or ABLE, can help the families of the disabled plan for a better future.
Thanks to ongoing coverage of his plight, which put a good deal of attention and pressure on the trustee in charge of his fortune, millionaire Alan Fantin finally has a real home.
Do you have an autistic child who is about to celebrate his or her 18th birthday?