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AANE Webinar: Financial Planning for Autistic Individuals and Their Families, 5/23/23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $25

Register now and watch this webinar live or later on demand.  See below for details.

DESCRIPTION: This webinar helps autistic adults and families of autistic individuals prioritize their planning decisions and determine the financial planning framework appropriate for their circumstances. The webinar introduces the Special Needs Planning Timeline™ and the Five Factors of Special Needs Planning Checklist. It also considers a variety of legal and financial factors in planning across two generations including:

  • Protecting eligibility for and maximizing government benefits
  • Savings tools such ABLE and medical savings accounts
  • Insurance tools
  • Tax and estate planning strategies: 
  • Gifting options and strategies
  • Different types special needs trusts 

SPEAKER: Cynthia Haddad is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and a Chartered Special Needs Consultant. She is a founding partner and wealth advisor at Affinia Financial Group in Burlington, MA. As a financial professional and sister and advocate for her brother Ron, who has developmental disabilities, Cindy has dedicated her career to serving families like her own. She is a nationally sought-after speaker on planning for families of individuals with disabilities and co-author of the groundbreaking book, The Special Needs Planning Guide, now in its 2nd edition.

AUDIENCE: This webinar is intended for adults who are or who suspect they are on the spectrum, parents, other family members, and partners of individuals on the spectrum, as well as professionals who support individuals on the spectrum.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET – This webinar will be recorded. If you are not available during the live presentation, registrants will receive the video link to access the recording of the presentation two business days after the session ends. Registrants can access the recorded presentation for 30 days.

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOST: Michele Cantara, Neurodiversity Training Specialist, AANE

COST: $25 (AANE offers discounted admissions using the buttons below)

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.

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Michele Cantara, AANE