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Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast

Feb 21, 2020

In this episode of Parenting Impossible the Special Needs Survival Podcast, Annette begins the discussion of transition planning for young adults with special needs. Annette is well known in the state of Massachusetts for her work in this area, and as a national expert, so she puts her expertise to work in this important podcast.

Annette talks about how special needs transition planning is always a work in progress as circumstances can change as the individual gets older and it is always good to revisit your transition plan regularly.

This podcast is planned to be one in a series and starts off with a discussion of guardianship. Does your loved one need someone to make full decisions or someone to just help through the process of certain decisions? What are the other factors to consider when weighing whether to pursue guardianship or less restrictive alternatives?

The other area that Annette covers is the discussion around public benefits. Annette covers this because there are a whole host of rules and regulations in regards to any type of public benefits and the more you educate yourself in this area, the better equipped you will be to cover this part in your transition planning. Annette also explains what due process is when it comes to public benefits and why it is important for you to understand this.

Annette then covers special needs planning and all the parts that go with that including financial, wills and trusts, decision makers, power of attorney and other parts of this important planning process.

This podcast is part of a longer discussion about transition planning so stay tuned for more episodes on this very important topic.

To find out more about the process and to find Annette’s checklist on transition planning, please visit: