Parenting children with special needs comes with increased financial responsibilities. Mary Castro Summers, Past President of the Parent to Parent USA Board of Directors, contributed her expertise to this guide to financial and estate planning for families of children with special needs.
The COVID emergency presents very real challenges for us all, but our loved ones with disabilities are at higher risk. Janice Fitzgerald, former President of the Parent to Parent USA Board of Directors, shares her family’s recent experience when her son, John, received a very unexpected eviction notice.
Parent to Parent USA has formed a task force to examine racial and social injustice. Parent to Parent USA acknowledges that there are systemic injustices facing Black families in our country, and is committed to working to reduce those injustices, especially for Black families of loved ones with disabilities or other special health care needs.
Parent to Parent USA encourages families to explore alternatives to guardianship. All people have the right to make decisions, and we urge parents to learn and explore options to ensure a person’s wishes are honored. We have gathered this list of resources on Supported Decision-Making and alternatives to guardianship.