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The Biggest Planning Mistake Our Family Made…

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…

Special Needs Planning: Why the Traditional Planning Industry has it ALL BACKWARDS

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

HOW TO: Create a Strong Vision Statement for Your Child’s IEP Team

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

Ability Ministry

Guest blog post by Ryan Wolfe, President, Ability Ministry While an emerging area, the field of “Disability Ministry” is still in its infancy. However, at Ability Ministry, we are proud to say that we have been actively reaching out to the disability community for over 30 years! Our non-profit roots reach back all the way … Continue reading Ability Ministry