ERIC Number: EJ822310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Coordinated Planning for Parents, Grandparents, and Children with Disabilities
French, Gregory S.
Exceptional Parent, v38 n12 p54-55 Dec 2008
A growing number of families are sandwiched between the long-term care needs of parents and grandparents, on the one hand, and the healthcare, income, housing, and other needs of children with disabilities on the other. As the parents of a child with disabilities age, they need to develop a plan to meet the caregiving needs of their child when they are no longer able to provide such care. In this article, the author offers several options for parents, grandparents, and children with disabilities. There are numerous options to plan for a long-term care in ways that preserve funds for a child with disabilities. The most appropriate option depends on the financial, family, and health circumstances of the parent or grandparent and the disability, support system, and government benefit status of the child.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Grandparents, Parents, Children, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Trusts (Financial), Money Management, Caregivers, Legal Responsibility
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