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What to Know about Trusts & ABLE Accounts

This video describes trusts and ABLE accounts and explains how they can help individuals who receive government benefits to save money as well as pay for many kinds of expenses. Information is presented in straightforward language and at a measured pace to make it easier for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to understand. However, it contains basic information of interest to any person with a disability who receives government benefits such as SSI and Medicaid, as well family members who want to learn how these accounts work.

  • Topics: Benefit Programs and Supports, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy, Special needs Trust, SSI
  • Duration: 6 min
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October 2017 379 Benefit Programs and Supports, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy, Special needs Trust, SSI

Housing: Starting the Journey

Will you be ready when the time comes for your son or daughter to move to a place of their own? Most parents aren’t sure how to begin planning for this transition, but this video will help you get started. Viewers will receive an overview of the housing and services options that are available and the person-centered planning concepts to help your son or daughter develop their vision for independent living, housing, and services.

  • Topics: Housing, Person-Centered Planning, Independent Living
  • Duration: 5 min
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September 2014 1722 Housing, Person-Centered Planning, Independent Living

Becoming an Adult: Legal and Financial Planning

There are many changes that occur as a child with a disability or with special health care needs becomes a legal adult and families need to know their options. This video addresses Health Care Power of Attorney, Health surrogacy laws and legal guardianship. Additionally, information about estate and long-term planning is explained, so young adults with special health care needs and their families can make sure they know how to access the benefits they are eligible for in adulthood. Special needs trusts and letters of intent are discussed.

  • Topics: Guardianship, Financial Planning, Person-Centered Planning, Special Needs Trust
  • Duration: 11 min
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December 2013 2626 Guardianship, Financial Planning, Person-Centered Planning, Special Needs Trust