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Special Needs Resources

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Recorded Emergency Special Needs Planning Webinar

Helpful Special Needs Planning Articles

4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities

4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities

Planning for a child with special needs can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
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Life insurance for special needs children:<br/>A guide

Life insurance for special needs children:
A guide

Many parents get life insurance to protect their family while children are still at home. 

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The Time To Plan Is Now Downloadable Documents

Listen to The Time To Plan Is Now's Zeke Zimmerman explain the Letter of Intent










See below to download and begin the Letter of Intent for your loved one today!


Blueprint for Special Needs Planning

Blueprint for Special Needs Planning

Download our Blueprint for Special Needs Planning and follow the Action Steps to make sure you have your most important planning steps covered!

Click Here to Download Our Blueprint for Special Needs Planning

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Download our fillable Letter of Intent and start documenting the most important information that future caregivers should know about your loved one.

Click Here to Download Our Letter Of Intent

Special Needs Planning Checklist

Special Needs Planning Checklist

Download our Special Needs Planning Checklist to learn about all the possible steps involved in securing the future for your loved ones with disabilities

Click Here to Download Our Special Needs Planning Checklist

What Is The Purpose
of Special Needs Planning?

What Is The Purpose <br/>of Special Needs Planning?

It is so important to do the right thing in making sure your loved ones with disabilities never lose eligibility for vital benefits and services!

Download one of our most useful and frequently read Blog articles to learn about the WHY behind Special Needs Planning 

Click Here to Download "What Is The Purpose of Special Needs Planning"

Links To Helpful Resources

ADAPT Community Network      

New York, New York


ADAPT Community Network is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting edge programs and services for people with disabilities. Every day, we build a more inclusive world for thousands of New Yorkers through education, technology, health, residential and recreational programs in all five boroughs.




Cerebral Palsy Guide


Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and families about cerebral palsy. 





New York, New York



INCLUDEnyc is the leading provider of training and information for young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them. We create access to educational, employment, and independent living opportunities, and advocate with families for meaningful inclusion in the broader community.




Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council

New York, NY


We are an official advisory body to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Services Office.




Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center


Many people think of Medicare as a program for people who are 65 and older. While this is true, some may not know that a younger person with a disability can also qualify for Medicare coverage. Not every disability is a qualifying one, so it’s important to understand if you meet the requirements before you take the time to apply.





Glen Rock, NJ


A 501(c)3 charitable and educational organization that aids children struggling with academic, social, and behavioral challenges due to Autism, ADHD, and other Neurodevelopmental conditions so they can reach their greatest potential.





Westfield, New Jersey



Find disability resources.

Schools, camps, therapists and more for autism, developmental delays and other disabilities




Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)


Empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Providing information, resources, support, and advocacy assistance to families, professionals, policy makers, and our Parent Center colleagues.






Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.






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