By the conclusion of the lecture participants will:
1. Describe legal issues involved with Special Needs Planning
2. Discuss insurance coverage and financial concerns for Special Needs Planning
3. Identify government benefits and eligibility for Special Needs Planning
Applicable to Social Work Practice:
The legal and financial environment for families with members that have special needs have a difficult landscape to navigate. It is important for Case Managers and Social Workers to know where they can turn to for help when working with families within the community. An integrated team needs to be made up of an attorney, a CPA, social workers/case manager/caregivers, and a financial professional that specializes in working with special needs.