ERIC Number: ED330181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for the Future of Your Child with a Disabliity. Second Edition.
O'Leary, Edward, Ed.; Trotter, Susan, Ed.
The handbook provides parents of children with disabilities guidance on planning for the child's future needs with special attention to resources and laws of Iowa. Section 1 gives a Future Planning Checklist and definitions of common legal terms. Section 2 addresses estates, trusts, and wills and provides common estate planning questions and answers, a family estate planning inventory, and a sample of a simple will. Section 3 covers guardianship and conservatorship including new Iowa legislation. Section 4 examines health care coverage and financing and includes: the major types of health care coverage; recommended pediatric benefits; Medicaid and Medicare; Iowa Comprehensive Health Association; Association for Retarded Citizens insurance programs; the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program; and a glossary of health insurance terms. Considered in section 5 are residential and community based services such as residential and intermediate care facilities, group foster care, respite care, the Family Support Subsidy Program, and camps. Supplemental income is examined next including Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid, federal payments and redetermination, and change of status. Tax information is given in section 7 and additional information, such as sources of free or low cost help in Iowa, in section 8. Includes 50 resources and references. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.; Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa