Medical costs for special needs individuals very according to the specific disability and the severity of it. We use specialized software to track not only medical costs but also the costs associated with all of the categories below. We do this for the present as well as for the entire life expectancy.
The special needs loved one will have different educational needs than other family members. Families assess their educational options and the services available to them. We can help the family connect with an appropriate educational specialist if the current education options for the child aren’t meeting expectations.
Helping the special needs loved one develop fully and enjoy life are objectives that we discuss with you. This includes programs, groups, and agencies that provide opportunities for individuals with special needs to get the most out of life.
Getting from here to there is often a challenge for an individual with special needs. Families are always assessing the various programs available through the transportation agencies. They also connect with other agencies that provide the additional training necessary to successfully navigate the public transportation system.
The ages at which people will need residential solutions outside the home and the level of care required are often difficult to know with certainty in advance. There are agencies which help clients evaluate their alternatives and resources.
Employment brings many benefits to an individual in addition to the pay received. We work with clients as they evaluate programs and establish networks for finding employment opportunities that are fulfilling for the individual with special needs.
The challenges of providing care increase as the care givers of special needs members grow older. Insurance coverage, care providers, and care facilities all need to be re-evaluated on a regular basis. Proactive planning is essential as many agencies and desired supported living communities have long waiting lists.