YANA Nation - Serving the Special Needs Community

Rick Knight discusses The Complete Life Planning Guide for Special Needs Families Online Program

August 22, 2020 Rick Knight
YANA Nation - Serving the Special Needs Community
Rick Knight discusses The Complete Life Planning Guide for Special Needs Families Online Program
Show Notes

The cost of raising a child, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will take roughly
$240,000 from birth to age 18. For a special needs child, those expenses can quadruple.

Eighty-eight percent of parents who have children with special needs have not set up a trust to preserve eligibility for benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Social Income.

Due to the advances in medication and technology many children with special needs will outlive their parent or guardian and there is one question, that must be answered: What would happen to a child with special needs when something happens to the parent
first?


More than 59% of caregivers say there is too little information available about financial assistance (benefits and support provided by government agencies); and 55% say that such information is very difficult to find.

YANA Nation is changing that.

Purpose of the Complete Life Planning Guide for Special Needs Families Online Program

The purpose of the Complete Life Planning Guide for Special Needs Families Online Program is to provide information exclusively for those with differing abilities that will aid in securing self-sufficiency, independence and will accomplish the following:

  • Raise financial literacy awareness in the special needs community.
  • Address the crucial concern of financial planning for special needs individuals who have outlived their parent or caregiver.
  • Define and outline government benefits for the special needs community
  • Provide ongoing education tools for parents and guardians who have children with special needs.

Our goal is to start the conversation to bring the special needs community out of the
shadows and equip them with the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully
navigate financial future.