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ERIC Number: EJ819668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Eight Steps to Future Care Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs
Ehlert, Mary Anne
Exceptional Parent, v38 n11 p28-30 Nov 2008
This article presents an eight-step process to future care planning for a loved one with special needs. The first big step in starting to recognize the work is to make an honest assessment of future care needs in light of the entire family's make-up and financial situation. Then, identify all life needs for a loved one with a developmental disability, including a quality living environment, educational supports, medical needs and a wellness program, and recreational activity based upon the child's ability to support himself in the future. Legal considerations are also an important part of the process. Certain legal documents are critical and can assist in speeding up or slowing down care for a loved one.
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Language: English
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