Step 3: Resource Plan (includes Step 2: Life Plan)

$494.00

Description

WHAT IS SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE PLANNING?

Resource Planning is the third step toward creating a comprehensive Special Needs Plan. The ENABLE Resource Plan identifies the types of organizations, services, and individuals in your area who can help your child make progress toward your vision for his or her great life. What this means is—your Resource Plan will first analyze the current resources you’ve connected with. Then it will assess any gaps where connecting with additional resources would help your child thrive.

BENEFITS OF SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE PLANNING:

The true benefit of creating a Resource Plan is that it will help you think outside of the box and connect with innovative therapies, in addition to essential resources, to ensure that your child is living his or her best possible life today, tomorrow, and every day in the future.

Special Needs Resource Planning

WHAT WILL MY RESOURCE PLAN ADDRESS?

Your Resource Plan will answer the question:

Which services, organizations, and individuals should we seek out now and in the future to make your vision of a great life for your child a reality?

Every individual is unique in their abilities and needs. Thus, no two Resource Planswill be exactly the same. Also, individuals’ abilities and needs change over time. Therefore, your Resource Plan will continue evolving as your child grows and develops.

  • For some individuals, physical and occupational therapies may be most important resources to connect with immediately.
  • Other individuals might benefit from engaging with organizations that offer job and social skills training programs.
  • Still others may benefit most by participating in innovative therapies (e.g., art, music, aquatic, or horseback-riding therapy) to improve self-esteem and emotional expression.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I UPDATE MY RESOURCE PLAN?

We highly encourage families to update their loved one’s Resource Plan every six to 12 months as key details are likely to change over time.

HOW DOES THE ENABLE RESOURCE PLAN TOOL WORK?

Unlike the ENABLE Vision and Life Plan tools, creating a Resource Plan with ENABLE requires absolutely NO WORK on your part.

Instead, during this step of your planning journey, our team analyzes the information you provided in your child’s Vision and Life Plans and creates a document for you providing recommendations about services, organizations, and individuals you should connect with to help your child learn, grow, and excel. If you’re open to introductions, we will also put you in direct contact with an organization(s) in your geographical area who can assist you with securing all of the services we recommend for your child.


WHAT IS SPECIAL NEEDS LIFE PLANNING?

Life Planning is the second step toward creating a comprehensive Special Needs Plan. You may be familiar with a Letter of Intent and/or Family Narrative. Your Life Plan should include both of those elements, plus additional essential details about your child.

The ENABLE Life Plan helps you systematically record every essential detail of your child’s life by guiding you through a series of multiple choice and essay questions.

What this means is—your Life Plan will include details about your child’s daily routine, personal preferences, doctors, therapies, and medications, and much more—organized in document that’s easy to navigate and update—containing all of the details about your child’s life that perhaps right now you only know in your head.

BENEFITS OF LIFE PLANNING:

The true benefit of creating a Life Plan is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that if something happened where you had to leave your child—for a quick trip or through a permanent transition—that someone else would have all of the necessary information in an organized, easily accessible and updatable document, that would allow them to step in to love and care for your child as seamlessly as possible and carry out the vision for their life that you have planned for.

Special Needs Life Planning

WHAT INFORMATION WILL MY LIFE PLAN INCLUDE?

The ENABLE Special Needs Life Planning tool guides you through the following five modules:

  1. Information About Your Child/Loved One with Special Needs
  2. Health History and Medical Records for Your Child/Loved One with Special Needs
  3. Government Benefit Information for Your Child/Loved One with Special Needs
  4. Information About Your Family
  5. Your Transition Plan

Module 1: Information About Your Child/Loved One with Special Needs

The first module of your Life Plan will address the following topics:

  • Birth Information
  • Clothing and Shoe Sizes
  • Daily Routine Information
  • Times and Preferences
  • Hygiene Habits
  • Meals and Dietary Requirements
  • Personality Traits
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • …and more!

Module 2: Health History and Medical Records for Your Child/Loved One with Special Needs

The second module of your Life Plan will address the following topics:

  • Diagnoses
  • Physical Abilities
  • Allergies and Other Dietary Needs
  • Medications
  • Devices
  • Medical Professionals
  • Medical Insurances
  • …and more!

Module 3: Government Benefit Information for Your Child/Loved One with Special Needs

The third module of your Life Plan will address the following topics:

  • Federal Benefits and Services
  • Income Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Housing Benefits
  • State and Private Benefits and Services
  • …and more!

Module 4: Information About Your Family

The fourth module of your Life Plan will address the following topics:

  • Information about Parent(s)
  • Information about Sibling(s)
  • Legal Relationships
  • …and more!

Module 5: Your Transition Plan

The fifth and final module of your Life Plan will address the following topics:

  • In Case of Emergency
  • Vision for Your Child’s Life When You’re No Longer Able to Care for Him or Her
  • Key Milestones and Major Life Transitions
  • …and more!

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I UPDATE MY LIFE PLAN?

We highly encourage families to update their loved one’s Life Plan every six to 12 months as key details are likely to change over time.

HOW DOES THE ENABLE LIFE PLAN TOOL WORK?

Like the ENABLE Vision Plan tool, the ENABLE Life Plan tool is fully guided and makes it EASY for families to create a “guidebook about their child” by walking them through interactive questions about their child and their family. Our team has taken the guesswork out of making sure families have recorded every important detail!

After completing the questionnaire, the Life Plan tool auto-creates a fully designed Life Plan PDF describing all of the important details about the family and child with special needs. This document is downloadable and sharable. It is also stored inside the family’s secure, online planning portal. As life events happen and details about their family situation or child change, families can log back into their planning portal accounts and easily edit and update their Life Plan.

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