Through my comprehensive settlement planning firm as well as through the Bairs Foundation and various community activities over the years, I have met thousands of families caring for people with special needs. Despite their loved ones’ range of injuries, needs, and disabilities, many parents and families have expressed one common and particular need: a community that offers support and advice from others in similar situations.
That’s why I am integrally involved with Parents Caring for Special Needs Kids, a Facebook community page where tens of thousands of families have joined together to share their experiences, support, and resources with each other.
Our world continues to marginalize adults and children with special needs. Mutual support is a critical element in combating and relieving the difficulties associated with these archaic stigmas. Thankfully, social media has become an accessible platform on which families can come together to help one another live their best lives. In addition to offering a space to comfortably discuss ideas, tell stories, and ask others for advice, the Parents Caring for Special Needs Kids Facebook community gives families ideas for increasing awareness and compassion in their communities and among the general public – something the world truly needs.
The Facebook community has access to additional resources on CaringForSpecialNeedsKids.com, a website that offers free guides on legal topics, financial assistance, and more. This website is sponsored by Milestone Consulting and Monheit Law. Our teams of attorneys, financial planners, and other professionals are active on both the website and Facebook page and are available to answer questions.
Consider joining Parents Caring for Special Needs Kids on Facebook if your loved one has special needs. We welcome you to jump in and join the conversation.*
*If you are involved in a lawsuit, please post only general questions and comments. Do not post personal information about your circumstances or legal situation.
A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).