Parents of children with special needs often feel like they are constantly having to struggle to get their children the support the children need just for basic living. Special needs children face problems getting an appropriate education. They face problems finding a supportive and appropriate working environment. They face problems getting appropriate medical care and living situations. It is often only the parents of the special needs children who are dedicated to finding solutions to these problems.
Unfortunately, the problems are getting worse instead of better. They are not getting worse because of a lack of societal caring or understanding about children and adults with special needs. Society is generally more aware of the struggles of special needs individuals today than it ever has been in the past. Great strides have been made towards ending discrimination against people with disabilities. However, the problems are getting worse because of a lack of money to meet the needs of disabled Americans. With the economy down, government and private funding has been reduced.
If you have a child with special needs, then you should consider what will happen to your child when you pass away. Will the child have enough financial support to meet his or her needs? Talk to an estate planning attorney about what you can do to make sure the answer to that question is “yes.”