Update on Special Needs Planning in 2019
Presentation by Mary O'Byrne
Wednesday September 18th, 2019
1:05 - 2:35 pm | Martin’s West
Planning for people with disabilities calls for coordination among individuals, families and professionals. This session will focus on the touch many changes at the state and federal levels regarding special needs trusts, taxes and benefits eligibility that will affect your clients and their planning strategies.
The best blogs for people with disabilities.
Scary Mommy was started by Jill Smokler in early 2008 as an innocent online baby book to chronicle her stay-at-home days with her children. It transformed into a massive vibrant community of millions of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect.
The Mighty is a safe, supportive community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them.
How I Parent explores the ins and outs of modern day parenting with moms and dads from all over the country, who are raising their own unique families and sharing their best advice and most heartfelt lessons with PEOPLE.
This is a fun place to share, support and have a laugh. Our lives can be a challenge and this is a non judgey no mommy wars safe place.
Wolf + Friends app is designed for moms like you to connect with like-minded women in your neighborhood who are also raising children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, learning differences, developmental delays, anxiety, giftedness, behavioral challenges, mental health issues, and sensory processing disorders.
I started this blog before my oldest son was diagnosed with autism. At that time, I just needed to write. I needed to get the words and feelings out. Over time, this website evolved into an amazing community of parents, teachers, therapists, grandparents and caregivers that are looking to find support, encouragement, a safe space to vent and above all…hope.
A blog about kids with disabilities who kick butt.
Mom blog about taking care of an adult son with autism.
A gathering place for parents of children with special needs and disabilities. Over the years, Different Dream has expanded to include those caring for loved ones of all ages: Dads and moms in the hospital with seriously or terminally ill kids, parents whose children live with mental disabilities or chronic illnesses, those supervising adult children with special needs, wives and husbands caring for spouses with disabilities, as well as for adult children caring for elderly parents.
A grassroots community where parents who understand what it's like having a child with special needs can connect. Consider it a pit-stop in the marathon -- where we can go for attention to our wounds, where we can re-energize our way back on track, where we can look right and look left to see others running too, where we can hear the roar of the crowds cheering us on. Hopeful Parents is a place of common ground. We'll introduce you to our diverse pool of talented, thoughtful writers who will share their stories, their feelings, their ups and their downs. You'll meet parents raising children with physical, psychological, emotional, neurological, sensory, behavioral, social, genetic, and developmental disabilities. Some parents are single, some are married. Some grieve the loss of their child; some grieve the loss of their spouse.
Mothers of special needs parents coming together to talk and support each other and share their struggles.
Our mission is to educate, guide and inspire parents of children with learning disabilities or ADHD. Our aim is to help parents realize their children’s significant gifts and talents, and to show that with their love, guidance, and the right support, their children can live happy and productive lives.
The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national organization comprised of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena.
Blog since 2002 with about raising girls with disabilities & autism. Learn what your doctor won't tell you about food & medicine, discover real solutions that help your kid and relieve daily stress.
This site is a place for you to feel welcome when others just don’t understand what you’re going through because they won’t. No one will know the load that you balance on your shoulders, but you don’t have to go it alone. Come sit, and have a drink. We’ll get through this together.
Moms Spectrum Oasis (MSO) exists to support MOMS after their child has been diagnosed with autism. We mother the mothers, so you can finally be taken care of and become an even more effective problem-solver and champion for your child and family! With so many focusing on the kids, MSO makes moms' well-being our top priority.
Wonder Moms is a project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.
Helpline for peer support
We understand the unique needs of mothers of children with special needs helpline, online live chat, support groups and resiliency events. Mothers of children with special needs, who are trained peer counselors, answer our helpline and lead our support groups. They have walked in your shoes and have a deep understanding of your unique concerns and issues. Whether you are suffering from stress, anxiety or other emotional pain due to your role as a caregiver for a child with special needs, or need assistance with resources, give us a call.