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Handbook for financial planning for caregivers

“A special needs trust can be a very powerful aid in managing care for a family member with a disability. It can provide supplemental items like therapy, respite care, dental work, companions, entertainment, education — all without interfering with the beneficiary’s SSI, Medicaid or other government programs. The special needs trust can be a flexible tool. It can also be very difficult and confusing to administer. Have you been named as trustee of a special needs trust? Have you created a special needs trust, and wonder what the job of trustee is actually like? Are you a trust beneficiary, trying to figure out what the trustee is permitted — and required — to do? The Special Needs Alliance is pleased to offer its free booklet on administering special needs trusts. In plain English, it can help you understand the choices and obligations.” From the Special Needs Alliance website.

For more information CLICK HERE or go to http://www.specialneedsalliance.org/free-trustee-handbook/

Free Cellphone Service!

Lifeline Services provides free cellphone service to people who qualify for food stamps and/or Medicaid. There are three different plans to choose from so you and your family can receive the right plan for your usage. This plan guarantee that if you are eligible for the program than you will never receive a bill for service. Click Here for more information or visit www.safelinkwireless.com

We Connect Now

We Connect Now is a great resource for disabled people to find employment with the government, and other public institutions such as colleges or local/state agencies. Instead of providing individual job listings, this site connect you to dozens of job banks and search engines designed specifically for people with disabilities. Click Here to visit the page or go to www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com/job to begin searching for a rewarding career!

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

AIDD is an online database which shows many different resources that are available in every state. Resources included in this website are: State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DDC), State Protection & Advocacy Systems (P&A), National Network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (UCEDDs), Projects of National Significance (PNS). Click Here to visit the database.