MAY 2024

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To All The Moms

Mothers (and fathers) of children with disabilities encounter challenges and sometimes debilitating emotions along with pride, happiness, and endless love that goes with special needs parenting. Fear and isolation, concern for their child’s future, constant anxiety rooted in how to best help their child, sadness for the cultural, educational, and societal isolation felt by children and parents alike, and constant vigilance, advocacy, uncertainty, and exhaustion is woven into our daily lives. Forever. Grief is usually a permanent companion on this journey.

Most mothers of children with disabilities won’t tell you about their honest and raw feelings because they are afraid you’ll judge them as pessimistic, negative, critical of their child, a worrywart, perfectionistic, or worst of all, resentful of their own child...


Our Presentation & Fair Season has Ended

Parents, thank for coming out to see at a fair or listen to a presentation! We are grateful to the following schools, districts, and transition organizations for hosting our presentations and inviting us to their resource fairs!

  • The Cove School
  • Next Steps Team (CUSD 200, D205 SASED, D87)
  • Lincoln-Way Community High School
  • Turning Pointe Autism District for Special Education
  • Giant Steps Therapeutic Day School
  • Southland Transition Planning Committee
  • D220
  • D211
  • D214
  • D215
  • Stevenson High School ELC
  • the Best Fair at Niles North High School

Please watch our newsletter and Events page of our website for Fall 2024 offerings.

Learning Library

Supplemental vs Special Needs Trusts: Any Difference?

Whether supplemental or special, these trusts serve the same purpose of helping meet the needs of individuals with disabilities while still permitting them to qualify for vital public benefits programs. However, there are different categories of special needs trusts and important differences between them that warrant a longer explanation.

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Will a Special Needs Trust Impact Your Section 8 Voucher?

Many low-income people with disabilities use special needs trusts (SNTs) to maintain eligibility for public assistance programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While you can qualify for the Section 8 voucher program with an SNT, it can affect how much housing assistance you receive.

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Legal Guardianship for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Mental illness affects one in five adults in the United States, the National Institute of Mental Health reports. The severity of mental illness varies.

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Should a Special Needs Trust Dissolve if Beneficiary Recovers?

Not all disabilities are necessarily permanent, so should a special needs trust dissolve once a person is no longer considered disabled?

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Food Will No Longer Count As Income for SSI Recipients

Beginning later this year, the SSA will no longer count “free food” as income. Keep reading to learn about these changes in food and SSI benefits.

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Special Olympics Chicago

Polar Plunge 2024

Thank You For Donating!

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Special Olympics Chicago Polar Plunge! All funds raised stay right here in Chicagoland to help our own kids and young adults enjoy the games.

What Our Clients Are Saying...

“We just completed a new Third Party SNT (along with our Wills, POAs, etc) with Katie Clancy & Associates in Lisle. We had two working meetings along with ample time to review all our documents, a secure portal to enhance our ability to share past documents with her, extremely professional staff to work with, and the cherry on the top was Katie herself giving us more information than we could have asked for. I cannot recommend her more highly!  Thank you, Katie, for allowing us to breathe and lifting a weight off our shoulders!” -K.M.

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