Patty Manko Sat, May 14, 2016 @ 08:00 AM 3 min read

In the News - Planning for Individuals with Disabilities


The Special Needs Financial Planning Team at Shepherd Financial Partners
Cynthia Haddad, CFP® | John Nadworny, CFP® | Alex Nadworny, CFP® 

A New Home for the Arc of Massachusetts

The May 8 Boston Sunday Globe featured an interview with Arc of Massachusetts Executive Director Leo Sarkissian, about the Arc's new headquarters building. Leo stressed the need for a new building and how The Arc's advocacy helps individuals with disabilities across the state. In case you missed it, you can read the article in its entirety here.

An Update on the ABLE Account
Key take-aways: 
  • Once ABLE programs start becoming available, a tweak to federal law earlier this year will allow individuals with disabilities to open accounts through any state program no matter where they live. 
  • The first ABLE accounts are scheduled to become available this summer.
 Read more from Disability Scoop.
Special Advice for Special Needs Parents
We are quoted in the article, Special Advice for Special Needs Parents in Financial Advisor Magazine.  To read the article, click here.
Words Matter
The terms used to describe people with disabilities have changed over the years but is the search for respectful language permanently hampered by the very practice of placing labels on individuals?  
Read Dan Barry's  Giving a Name , and Dignity, to a Disability from the New York Times, May 7, 2016.