Autism Speaks Financial Planning Toolkit

All parents worry about their children’s futures. But for parents of children with special needs, the worry can be even bigger. Mapping out your child’s financial future can seem daunting but having a plan can help ease your fears. This tool kit will provide you with essential information and guidance to develop a plan. The information included comes from top experts in the field. We have also included some personal stories from other parents or caregivers like you. Topics include: -Accessing Funding Through State and Federal Programs -Special Needs Trusts -Financial Products & Instruments Used in Planning -ABLE Accounts: A Savings Tool for Individuals with Disabilities -Guardianship and Conservatorship -Finding the Right Professional -The Basics of Budgeting: A Step in the Right Direction -Financial Assistance