ERIC Number: ED355686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Kupper, Lisa, Ed.
NICHCY News Digest, v2 n1 1992
This issue of the "NICHCY News Digest" presents several articles designed to help parents of children with disabilities to plan their estate to best meet the needs of these children. The issue begins with an overview of the topic that discusses the following aspects: how the type of disability affects estate planning; considerations involved in writing a will; how to start planning an estate: issues to consider; and four possible approaches to establishing a will. A second article describes the creation of a Special Needs Trust to ensure that a person with a disability receives necessary supplemental care in the future. A final article focuses on the Letter of Intent, written by parents or guardians to describe a child's background and lifestyle as well as the parents' wishes, hopes, and plans for the child's future. A listing of 21 print resources and 13 organizational resources that may be able to provide further advice and information is also included. (PB)
Descriptors: Adult Children, Disabilities, Estate Planning, Financial Support, Individual Needs, Money Management, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Trusts (Financial), Wills
Interstate Research Associates, NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.