Written by: Phillip C. Clark, Founder and President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning We had the best intentions... Our family had the best intentions. We strived to create a great future for my younger sister, Sarah, who has Down syndrome, no matter what future events would transpire. For weeks, we endured many hours of emotional conversations. … Continue reading The Biggest Planning Mistake Our Family Made…
Phillip C. Clark, Founder & President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning Written by: Phillip C. Clark, Founder & President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning In today’s culture, images and stories of success are at our fingertips 24/7 through social media. It’s easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others. On the one hand, social media … Continue reading Special Needs Planning: How Should We Measure Success?
Author: Phillip C. Clark, Founder and President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning, LLC Consider these statements… “My child won’t ever be able to do ____.” “We need to figure out how we are going to support our child when we, as parents, are gone.” “How can we make sure our government benefits cover all of … Continue reading Special Needs Planning: Why the Traditional Planning Industry has it ALL BACKWARDS
Kids across the country are headed back to school. Which means education-related objectives are on everyone's minds these days. That makes this the perfect time for you to think about planning for your child's educational future! Did you catch our latest #askENABLE video that we shared on Facebook and IGTV earlier this week? In it, … Continue reading HOW TO: Plan for your child’s future- A comparison of 529 college savings accounts and ABLE accounts
According to MakingSpecialEducationWork.com, your "vision statement is one of the most important and overlooked parts of the IEP. This statement isn’t a required part of the IEP in the federal law IDEA, but it is required by many states. It’s important because it serves as a guide for developing special education services and goals that will help a … Continue reading HOW TO: Create a Strong Vision Statement for Your Child’s IEP Team