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As Down Syndrome Awareness Month Comes to a Close Remind Everyone That It's All About Getting the Message Out

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As Down Syndrome Awareness Month Comes to a Close Remind Everyone That It's All About Getting the Message Out

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Special Needs Trust Fairness Act is Another Step Towards Legal Equality for Those With Disabilities.

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Ryan Platt, founder of a national special needs planning firm suggests the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act provides another option for those diagnosed with a disability, continuing to illustrate the need for Special Needs Planning.

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"Autism Awareness Month Closes, Statistics Reveal Alarming Future," Suggests Special Needs Planning Firm, A Special Needs Plan

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As April ends, so does Autism Awareness Month. Ryan Platt of A Special Needs Plan suggests some take away points from this years awareness month.

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"Developmental Disability Awareness Month Highlighted by Action on ABLE Act," Suggests A Special Needs Plan

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Another tool, along with a Special Needs Trust, to be used by families in Special Needs Planning, the ABLE Act, took another big step in becoming a reality this disability awareness month. Virginia became the first state to approve legislation that paves the road for this new savings vehicle for those individuals with disabilities.

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Special Needs Planning Expert Highlights How Social Security Disability Benefits Are in Danger

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Ryan Platt, Founder of A Special Needs Plan reacts to an article posted by National Priorities Project explaining that Congress may make a decision that will decrease Social Security Disability benefits by 19% in 2016. A proposed rule change would prevent transfers from the Social Security and Survivors (OASI) trust fund to the disability (DI) trust fund.

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Congress in a Giving Mood to the Disability Community This Holiday Season," Says Ryan Platt, Founder of A Special Needs Plan.

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The ABLE Act is finally passed after years of being discussed in Washington, and now can begin to be utilized as a tool in Special Needs Planning.

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Expert Highlights the Need for Tailored Professions Specializing in the Area of Autism in Reaction to New Research Indicating 1 in 68 Children are Diagnosed With Autism

autism1As new research has been released on Autism, Ryan Platt, and expert in the field of special needs planning is seeing more services are being tailored, not only to those individuals diagnosed with Autism, but to all people diagnosed with Special Needs.

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Billionaires start campaign to hire more people with Developmental Disabilities.

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Lifetime Cost of Care for an Individual with Autism Estimated at $2.4 Million

Lifetime Cost of Care for an Individual with Autism Estimated at $2.4 Million

A Special Needs Plan comments on a study that was completed by researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania that states the lifetime cost of care for an individual with Autism is over $2 million.

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Expert Reacts to Newly Released Study Which Highlights the Cost of Caring for an Individual with a Developmental Disability Ranges from $1.4 to $2.4 Million

Expert Reacts to Study Which Highlights the Cost of Caring for an Individual with a Developmental Disability

A Special Needs Plan Founder and Chartered Special Needs Consultant, Ryan Platt, explains, “Many families struggle to fund the cost of their child’s lifetime needs, which is why it is imperative families understand the human services and government benefit world so that they can maximize those programs...

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Are You a Parent/Caregiver of a Loved One With Special Needs?

An Educational Video Series Begins June 13th With Topics on Securing Your Loved One's Future Independence

An Educational Video Series Begins June 13th With Topics on Securing Your Loved One's Future Independence.

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Updated Regulation May Mean More Jobs for Those With Disabilities and Veterans

Updated Regulation May Mean More Jobs for Those With Disabilities

As Disability Awareness month comes to a close, and Memorial Day has now passed, the realization that unemployment is more than double the national average for the disabled and for veterans slaps us in the face...

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New Rule by Obama Administration May Decrease Hours for Direct Care

New Rule by Obama Administration reinforces the need for families to implement a Special Needs Plan

New Rule by Obama Administration reinforces the need for families to implement a Special Needs Plan Says Ryan Platt, a Chartered Special Needs Consultant and founder of A Special Needs Plan.

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1 in 68 Children Are Now Diagnosed With Autism, and 85% of Adults With Autism Are Unemployed (2)

1 in 68 Children Are Now Diagnosed With Autism, and 85% of Adults With
Autism Are Unemployed

New Rule by Obama Administration reinforces the need for families to implement a Special Needs Plan Says Ryan Platt, a Chartered Special Needs Consultant and founder of A Special Needs Plan.

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Developmental Disability Awareness Month Brings Advocacy to the Forefront

Developmental Disability Awareness Month Brings Advocacy to the Forefront

"In this time of budget shortfalls at the federal and state levels, those individuals in our society who are at the most risk of losing life sustaining benefits need organizations and concerned citizens to advocate on their behalf," says Chartered Special Needs Consultant, Ryan Platt.

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Survey Commissioned Suggests Finding Work is Twice as Hard for Those with an Intellectual Disability

A newly released national survey conducted by the Center for Social Development and Education highlights the challenges those with Special Needs face as they try to find employment in the hopes of supporting themselves. Ryan Platt, a Chartered Special Needs Consultant and a pioneer in the field of special needs planning suggests...

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A Special Needs Plan Suggests Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year Always Brings Resolutions: A Special Needs Plan Suggests
They Can Be Much More for Families With a Loved One With Special Needs

The New Year is all about new beginnings, fresh accomplishments, and taking action on things that we have been wanting to complete each and every year. For some folks, it can be an exercise regime, an improved diet; but for many families that have a loved one with Special Needs....

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Ryan Platt and Bernard Krooks join in an Educational Webinar

A Special Needs Plan Is Giving Trial Memberships To Their New Education Website

Bernard Krooks of Littman Krooks LLP and Ryan Platt of A Special Needs Plan come together to present a live webinar in clearing the air for families on what they have heard about planning their child's future and of special needs planning and in getting them on the right track.

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Changes in Health Care Leads to Questions Regarding Other Services, Highlights A Special Needs Plan

Changes in Health Care Leads to Questions Regarding Other Services, Highlights A Special Needs Plan

Families and Advocacy groups watching Kansas’s Medicaid system closely as they move forward with a never before done managed care delivery system.

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November Is National Family Caregivers Month

A Special Needs Plan November Is National Family Caregivers Month

More than 65 million people – 29% of the U.S. population – provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year, and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.” A Special Needs Plan applauds these unsung heroes...

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The Government Shutdown and Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities

A Special Needs Plan Offers Guidance to Parents

Ryan Platt, founder of A Special Needs Plan, reacts to the government shutdown and suggests what this might mean for individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities who are served by almost every services area that was cut or reduced due to the shutdown.

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Life Insurance and Down Syndrome Awareness Months Fall at the Same Time of Year

Life Insurance and Down Syndrome Awareness Months Fall at the Same Time of Year

As Life Insurance Awareness month closes and Down Syndrome Awareness month begins, it is hard not to think of their close link. With disposable income at one of the lowest levels in our nation’s history, families are forced to make difficult decisions in regards to financial priorities. Families with loved ones with Down Syndrome are no different...

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Ryan F. Platt, Founder of A Special Needs Plan, Earns Chartered Special Needs Consultant™ (ChSNC™) Designation

Ryan F. Platt, Founder of A Special Needs Plan, Earns Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC) Designation

Ryan Platt continues to illustrate his dedication to families within the Special Needs community by enhancing his knowledge and expertise with the Chartered Special Needs Consultant™ (ChSNC™) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. The demand for financial advisors who understand the complexities of planning for the disabled has grown as more families include individuals with special needs...

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A Special Needs Plan Responds to Judge Glen's Ruling

A Special Needs Plan Responds to Judge Glen's Ruling

The actions of Corporate Trustees for Special Needs Trusts have come under fire after a New York City judge (Judge Kristin Booth Glen) gave a scathing tongue lashing and judgement to a trustee of a multi-million dollar trust for a non-verbal minor with Autism for never even visiting this child for over 5 years.

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A Special Needs Plan Is Giving Free Trial Memberships to SpecialNeedsKnowledge.org

A Special Needs Plan Is Giving Trial Memberships To Their New Education Website

“Our mission is to empower you with accurate information, so you can be confident in assembling a plan that secures the future of your child with special needs, as well as the financial future of your entire family,” says founder of A Special Needs Plan, Ryan Platt....

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Transitioning to Adulthood - "A Rocky Road"

A Special Needs Plan Offers Guidance to Parents

Parents of children with Special Needs have a very real concern, “What will my child do after they complete school?” For most of their children, higher education is not an option, which means many of these children will linger at home, be placed in institution or at some point in the future could even be homeless living on the streets....

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NDSS is Hosting a Webinar Presented by A Special Needs Plan

NDSS is Hosting a Webinar Presented by A Special Needs Plan

The National Down Syndrome Society is hosting a webinar on June 27th at 1:00pm. Ryan Platt, the founder of A Special Needs Plan presents "Unleash L.I.F.E - Lasting Independence For Everyone," a truly important...

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Most Families Struggle to Find Money to Pay the Cost of Autism

Most Families Struggle to Find Money to Pay the Cost of Autism

A Special Needs Plan explains that most families struggle to find money to pay the cost of autism as outlined in a recent msn article, and why it is imperative families understand the human services and government benefit world....

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How Do Parents Plan for Their Child's Future?

More Than 50% of Adults with Autism Will Not Have the
Ability to Earn a Living?

This year alone, 50,000 children with autism will turn 18, and within two years of high school, half of these children will not have paying jobs as pointed out by the recent “Children with autism ‘fall off the cliff’after graduation” article by ABC news on April 30th, 2013.

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New Video Education Site Released

New Video Education Site; SpecialNeedsKnowledg.org, Released for Parents
of Children with Special Needs

SpecialNeedsKnowledge.org, an education focused service of A Special Needs Plan educates parents using written briefs and articles, short educational videos, and mini on-line seminars addressing the question... would they have?”.

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Autism Awareness Month Brings New Survey

Autism Awareness Month Brings New Survey

As the number of children diagnosed with Autism rises, the frustration and concern over their future rises as well. This increase in anxiety surrounding the future points to more need for the type of guidance A Special Needs Plan offers....

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States Decisions to Expand Medicaid

States Decisions to Expand Medicaid

A Special Needs Plan consults families with special needs loved one’s in how States Government decisions on expanding Medicaid coverage could impact their loved one’s future independence. Will these states that expand Medicaid be able to financially support the increased number...

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Current Talks of Sequestration

Current Talks of Sequestration

Government conversations about budgets and taxes create a rising concern for families with special needs in 2013. A Special Needs Plan, a consulting firm for families of children with special needs, offers education, action and support to help during government debt issues in 2013.

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