Special Education Parent Mentors
Special Education Parent Mentors

Financial Information

ABLE Accounts
Through ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience), families now have a tax-deferred savings vehicle to save for the care of people with disabilities. www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/10-things-know-about-able-act


FINANCIAL PLANNING

Special needs planning resources:
www.kidshealth.org/en/parents/needs-planning.html

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine "Planning for your Disabled Child"
www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/08/disabled.html?kipad_id=7?kipad_id=7?kipad_id=7?kipad_id=7


MEDICAL EXPENSE ASSISTANCE
Champions for Children provides support services for Georgia's medically fragile and special needs children and their families who do not qualify for TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid Program. www.championsforchildrenga.org/


DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS

Medicaid

The Department of Community Health (DCH) provides Medicaid benefits to eligible children through the TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid program under ยง134 of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) of 1982 (P.L. 97-248). The following links provide information on these benefits.

www.dch.georgia.gov/medicaid

www.roadmap.p2pga.org/images/stories/healthcare/katie%20beckett%20snapshot.pdf

www.roadmap.p2pga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=681:how-to-apply-kb-waiver&catid=111&Itemid=59


NOW/COMP WAIVERS

New Options Waiver (NOW) and the Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) offer home- and community-based services for people with a developmental or intellectual disability who qualify. The links below provide more information:

www.dch.georgia.gov/waivers
www.dch.georgia.gov/sites/dch.georgia.gov/files/NOW_COMP_FY14_Final_1.pdf


SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP

Below is information and rules for the Special Needs Scholarship Program:
www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Policy/Pages/Special-Needs-Scholarship-Program.aspx

Special Needs Alliance
This organization helps individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them.
www.specialneedsalliance.org


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