One Piece of the Puzzle: A Practitioner’s Guide to Autism-Specific Special Needs Trusts

Date

2012

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Estate Planning & Community Property Journal

Abstract

Addresses some of the issues associated with a broad-spectrum disorder like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). First, the article gives background information to develop a strong foundation of what ASD is, and other issues families with ASD children face. Next, this article includes a brief overview of Special Needs Trusts (SNT) tied into the previously discussed ASD information. Lastly, the article will address some of the questions that parents or grandparents of ASD individuals will likely ask legal professionals when planning for the future of their child. Overall, this article will help improve estate planning practitioners’ planning strategies regarding the ASD community.

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Keywords

Autistim, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Special needs trusts, Estate planning, Planning strategies, Assets, Mental health, ASD, Autistic

Citation

Katherine Owens, One Piece of the Puzzle: A Practitioner’s Guide to Autism-Specific Special Needs Trusts, 4 Est. Plan. & Cmty. Prop. L. J. 343 (2012).