The diagnosis of a child‘s disability affects a family in many ways, including financial. This is a resource booklet/workbook for parents taking the initial steps toward dealing with the financial realities of their children‘s special needs.
Health care costs for a child with disabilities may be higher due to physical needs. Additional costs such as assistive technology, transportation, respite care, special home care, loss of work time, home renovations and more are practical considerations that must be taken into account. Worksheets, resources for more information and assistance, and practical suggestions for managing financial information are included in this booklet. It also provides insights from parents who are currently dealing with their own children‘s disabilities and suggestions for family activities that may offer diversions from the daily routine.