Financial, estate planning for those with special needs dependents

Published 10:35 am Friday, April 20, 2012

On Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m., the Polk County/Foothills Area Parent & Family Autism Support Group will host a program for families with special need dependents called “Your Dependent with Special Needs: Making His or Her Future More Secure.”
Featured speaker Mike Palczuk, from Raleigh, N.C., is a professional special needs planner who is specifically trained to assist families in planning for the financial future of their children. In this session, he will address important issues that face families. Palczuk will discuss government benefit eligibility; guardianship and conservatorship/guardian ad litem and financial security and funding options.
The program will take place at the Polk County Public Library in Columbus at 6 p.m.
The Polk County/Foothills Area Parent & Family Support Group is sponsored by the Autism Society of North Carolina. Each meeting offers an educational focus in addition to support for one another. Families – some from as far away as Hendersonville, N.C., Forest City, N.C. and Greenville, S.C. are active participants. Local educators also attend the meetings to get tips and strategies they can use in their classrooms and school environments.
All of the group’s programs are open to the public.
Although the group is focused on autism, this program will benefit all families with disabled members. Light refreshments will be served.
The next public program for the support group will be scheduled in the fall. For information regarding the parent support group, contact Tracey Daniels at
– article submitted by Tracey Daniels

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