Planning for Children with Special Needs

This guide begins with an initial assessment of your current financial situation and your child’s
future prognosis, living arrangements and available government benefits, including a Special
Needs Assessment Questionnaire.

Once your initial assessment is complete, this guide will discuss how the care and well-being of children (be they minor or adult) who are mentally, physically, or developmentally disabled can be greatly enhanced by your planning for their legal, financial, medical and educational needs,from establishing a Special Needs Trust and the ways to finance it, to finding organizations to support people with disabilities and their families.