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John Bair

Parents of Special Needs Kids: Don’t Forget to Recharge

When we assist families with planning for their children’s financial futures, we at Milestone Consulting build relationships that last for years and for lifetimes. As a result, our team witnesses the ups and downs many of our clients experience in […]

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Finding the Right Preschool for Your Kid’s Special Needs

If your child with special needs is approaching preschool age, you’ve likely begun gathering information about the next steps for his or her education: developing an education plan, finding available programs in your area, and figuring out the best route […]

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Supporting the Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

At Milestone Consulting, our team has helped hundreds of families, many of whom have both a child with special needs and a typically-developing child. We know that while parents plan tirelessly and work every day to provide their special needs […]

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Watch Out for These Money Scams

Last week, we published a post about the dangers of scams legal funding companies like The Bairs Foundation face. We were moved to tell a story about a recent encounter in which an attorney was contacted by a man who […]

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How Much is Your Special Needs Trust Costing You?

For parents of kids with special needs, the longevity of the child’s assets for their long-term care is predominantly determined by costs and taxes. A settlement recovered in litigation may at first seem to be a welcome relief, but the choices […]

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Person-Centered Planning for Children with Special Needs

If you’re a parent who has a child with special needs, you are already aware of the number of people and institutions your child relies on to live his or her best life. Many organizations and government agencies offer a […]

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Getting the Right Help to Establish a Special Needs Trust

If you’re a parent and are considering establishing a special needs trust for your child, chances are, you’re starting off at the helm alone. You’re a highly-capable decision maker and could certainly make phone calls, read articles, and gather the […]

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Software to Assist People with Special Needs

Having worked with many families with children who have special needs, I have seen the beneficial role technology can have in all sorts of applications. For decades, developers have been creating tech tools to help people with special needs learn, […]

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Infographic: Choosing a Trustee for Your Child’s Special Needs Trust

Last month, we discussed the basic structure of trusts, to which three different parties have specific obligations and privileges: Grantor – establishes the trust Trustee – manages the trust’s assets Beneficiary – receives benefits from the trust The trustee accepts […]

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Taxable Settlements 101: Solutions for Plaintiffs

This post is the second in a series titled “Taxable Settlements 101, in which we answer common questions and use notable cases as examples. Last week, I discussed the BP oil spill litigation and its tax implications for plaintiffs who […]