Special needs education

Special Needs Education During COVID

The pandemic response across the country has led to incalculable problems and challenges. One problem area that has been hit especially hard: special needs education. What is special needs education? In normal times, U.S. law requires states and local school districts to provide opportunities for children with special needs. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…

Your special needs planning

Your Special Needs Planning

When do you need to do your special needs planning? Do you have a child who receives Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) or Medicaid benefits? If so, you need to get working on your special needs planning. Is there someone in your family (a grandchild, a niece or nephew) receiving such benefits? You need to think…

Explaining third-party SNTs

Explaining Third Party SNTs

Third-party SNTs (special needs trusts) are complicated to understand. Part of the confusion arises from the similarity of names. Self-settled (or first-party) special needs trusts are very different animals, but the similarity of names adds to the problem. In this podcast episode, we try to demystify some of the issues around third-party SNTs. Join us…