Overview

One of the most challenging issues facing parents and family members of persons with developmental disabilities is planning for the future. Ignorance and fear too often keep families in isolation and inaction. Lack of information, guidance and resources are major obstacles to overcome as many parents, particularly those who are themselves aging and in need of assistance, struggle just to make it through the day.

The Hope for Tomorrow project, a collaborative initiative between HDI, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky and the Retirement Research Foundation, seeks to provide valuable information to families of individuals with disabilities so they are able to successfully navigate resource and financial planning. Given the reality of limited resources, the impact that assets can have on a person's eligibility for governmental programs, and the complex emotional issues, knowledge is very important in this process.
Last Updated: June 23, 2006
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