Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Arc’s Chapters – Making the Future More Secure for Families Across the Country

2019-07-02T14:53:03+00:00

By Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy, The Arc Aging parents of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) often worry about what the future will hold for their sons and daughters, and many families need support and guidance to plan for the future. Recognizing this growing need, The Arc decided to take action. [...]

The Arc’s Chapters – Making the Future More Secure for Families Across the Country2019-07-02T14:53:03+00:00

Through a Parent’s Lens

2019-06-25T16:43:20+00:00

When a Child Has Special Needs By Mary T. Schmitt Smith, CELA As a special needs attorney and a Mom of two adult sons with disabilities, I bring an added dimension of experiencing reality "in the trenches" to my work with clients. Yes, I know how it feels to receive a diagnosis you never anticipated [...]

Through a Parent’s Lens2019-06-25T16:43:20+00:00

How to Assess Future Life Needs for a Loved One with a Disability

2019-06-25T16:44:54+00:00

By Joanne Marcus, MSW, Executive Director, Commonwealth Community Trust The first months, or even years, after receiving the diagnosis are filled with unexpected questions and challenges when you have a loved one with special needs. “Here-and-now” needs like healthcare, therapy, education and other immediate needs can quickly take priority over future planning, which is understandable. [...]

How to Assess Future Life Needs for a Loved One with a Disability2019-06-25T16:44:54+00:00

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