Are you wondering how to plan for the financial future of your child with special needs?
All families whose children have significant disabilities want to leave their child a solid financial legacy. This webinar, hosted by Parent Helping Parents in San Jose, California, offers expert advice from Ken Prodger. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC™). As of November 2015, Ken is the only such credentialed advisor in Northern California. Ken provides comprehensive holistic financial advice regarding special needs trusts, CalABLE, life care planning, letters of intent, and how to obtain and preserve need-based government benefits. These areas are in addition to typical financial concerns that families have, such as retirement planning.
Ken understands that parents are often overwhelmed with therapy, IEP’s and countless other issues. Parents worry about the financial implications of having a child with special needs; they often don’t have the time or energy to address those issues. Planning is critical, especially because “typical” financial planning rules may not apply.
Ken guides parents through the special needs financial planning process so that everyone, from siblings to future caregivers, understands the child’s life care plan. Parents receive a written long-term comprehensive financial plan that provides a path to follow, helping to ensure that their child’s needs – and the money to pay for them – will continue for the child’s lifetime. Ken has a son with special needs and he is a past board member of Parents Helping Parents (PHP), a non–profit that empowers special needs families and parents. He is a native Californian and received his Master’s Degree from the University of San Francisco.