Thuy and Grace’s early experiences as parents to their daughter, Avery, were exactly as they’d imagined. Just like any other new family, they were proud of the accomplishments and milestones that they saw in their daughter. They were also hopeful for her future.
However, at 10 months old, Thuy and Grace discovered that Avery had a recessive genetic mutation which left her with significant loss of hearing. “It was a tremendous shock as neither of us knew anyone who was deaf in our respective families. After countless exams, emotional conversations, and advice from numerous professionals, we decided to surgically implant her with cochlear implants” the couple explained.
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Hard to believe that in mid-July, many of us are already thinking about — and planning for — going back to school! But with more and more school districts moving to balanced calendars, gone are the days of three-month long summer vacations — at least for many families!
To help make the transition easier for you, and your child, below we’ve shared (with permission) Reading Rocket‘s TOP 8 “Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs“:
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Many families with children with special needs have questions about ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNT), including:
- What are the similarities and differences between them?
- Should I set up an ABLE account, a SNT, or both?
- How will planning in this area help my child live a purposeful and impactful life?
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Did you know…
Thanks to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the 2018 ABLE Financial Planning Act, you can now rollover an existing 529 plan into a 529 ABLE account without penalty! Continue reading “HOW TO: Turn a 529 (“College Savings”) Plan into an ABLE Account”
Wondering whether you can open an ABLE account in your state?
Here’s the GREAT news: “No matter which state you call home, you can open your ABLE account in any state with an active ABLE program” (ABLE National Resource Center).
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