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Building an Estate Plan for Adult Children with Disabilities

Parents of adult children with disabilities know that their child's disability needs may change over the course of their lifetime. Planning for the future well-being of an adult child with disabilities is, therefore, a responsive, ongoing process. The life expectancy of many adults with disabili

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Mental Illness and Social Security Disability Benefits

Living with mental illness can make gainful employment impossible. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to people with certain mental illnesses through two federal programs. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) help suppo

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Your Will Can Protect Your Children With Disabilities

August signifies National Make-a-Will Month. For the one in five families who care for children with special needs, estate planning is crucial. Parents of a child with a disability face numerous challenges and concerns. One 2022 study found that getting sick stands among these parents’ biggest

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Transition Plans Support Adolescents With Disabilities

One in five families in the United States care for children with special needs. The United Disability Services Foundation identifies several barriers young adults with disabilities encounter when reaching adulthood. These include such difficulties as finding employment, seeking accommodations, and e

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Report Examines Mental Health Symptoms of Long COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic changed each of our lives from the way that we work, interact with others, make purchases, and receive medical care. In addition to COVID-19, many people who survive the illness continue to suffer from Long COVID, a complication that can persist for months or years after infect

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Feds Seek to Enhance Rules on Digital Accessibility

For millions of people across the disability community, accessing certain websites and mobile apps can be a frustrating nonstarter. In fact, a mere 3 percent of the web is accessible to people with disabilities today. Digital content not optimized for all users can prove challenging, and often impos

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