Patti's Comments: Who knew this was a new industry?? I have been doing this for years! See samples below.
More than 6 million children suffer from disabilities in the United States. Their physical and emotional needs can be overwhelming. A new industry is emerging as parents look to protect them now and in the future.
Jack Ursitti is a 5-year-old living with autism. His parents were stunned by his diagnosis and the realization that he'll need special care for the rest of his life. "We both felt overwhelmed, you know, of all the implications of having a special needs child,” his mother Judith Ursitti said. "What in the world is going to happen to them when you're not there to take care of them anymore?”
The Ursittis needed peace of mind, so they turned to a special needs planner. A growing number of attorneys, financial planners and investment companies offer specialized help to families of people with disabilities.
"It's important to get expert advice,” said attorney Andy Hook, of the Special Needs Alliance.