Sorry, I’m not sorry!

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“I’m sorry…”

I can vividly recall the exact moment I first heard those two little words in a brand new context. Continue reading

5 Areas to Plan for Before Your Child with Special Needs Turns 18

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Age 18 is a milestone for all young adults, but it is particularly important for individuals with special needs. There are many aspects of your child’s future to plan for and discuss with your trusted advisor before your son or daughter turns 18. Decisions you make will lay the foundation for your child’s support for the rest of his or her life. Thus, every decision should be discussed in great detail. Continue reading

How My Sister is Stamping out Stereotypes, One Student at a Time

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Last week, I shared the experience that my sister, Sarah, and I had speaking to a third grade classroom about Down syndrome, disabilities, and how the differences that we all have make life interesting. If you missed the blog post, you can check it out hereContinue reading

What Makes Us Unique?

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Yesterday, my sister, Sarah and I had the opportunity to speak to a group of third grade students at St. Thomas Aquinas grade school.  We were asked to share our thoughts and experiences on the differences we all have. We also educated the 8 and 9 years old students on what Down syndrome is and some characteristics of Down syndrome. A couple of them knew someone with Down syndrome. Most did not and were curious to how this made Sarah unique. Through questions that we asked the class, we concluded that there were aspects to each of our lives that make us unique. Being different is something to be proud of. Our differences are what make friendships and life interesting. Continue reading

How “Blue Tulle” Provides People with a Purpose

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Last month, Exceptional Entrepreneurs (an innovative ministry of Grace Church in Fort Myers, Florida) invited me to speak to a group of their parents and to share how I serve and guide my clients through some of life’s often frustrating and overwhelming planning decisions. Continue reading

“Mom, when is this Down syndrome going to be over?”

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I recently read an article written by a parent remembering the day when her daughter began expressing frustrations with having Down syndrome. Continue reading

Legal Planning

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Special Needs planning is comprised of four unique components that are intertwined. Each one is important to address in order to have confidence that the comprehensive special needs plan has the greatest potential impact. Continue reading

Financial Planning

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Special Needs planning is comprised of four unique components that are intertwined. Each one is important to address in order to have confidence that the comprehensive special needs plan has the greatest potential impact. Continue reading

Resource Planning

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Special Needs Planning is comprised of four unique components that are intertwined. Each one is important to address in order to have confidence that the comprehensive special needs plan has the greatest potential impact.

In my 5-part blog series, I will briefly discuss each component of a comprehensive Special Needs Plan and help you think through some important aspects in each area of planning.

In this post, part three of my five-part blog series, I will cover the importance of having a Resource Plan for your loved one. Continue reading

Life Planning

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Special Needs planning is comprised of four unique components that are intertwined. Each one is important to address in order to have confidence that the comprehensive special needs plan has the greatest potential impact. Continue reading