Newport Beach parents who are raising a special needs child will need to consider the future of their child -- and how their child will be cared for -- if they become incapacitated or die before their child. A lot of parents choose to create a special needs trust that will ensure the needs of their child will be met in the event of their untimely deaths.
If you have a child with autism, you'll want to consider his or her future -- especially as he or she becomes an adult. After reaching the age of 18, even young adults with mental health disabilities, like autism, will be legally allowed to make decisions on their own behalf. If you wish to keep caring for your child in the way that you have before he or she became 18, you will need to seek legal guardian status.
In many ways, Newport Beach parents raising special needs children are like any other parents. They're raising beautiful children who bring joy and love into their homes, and they love their children more than the world. In other ways, however, they could have a dramatically different lifestyle than average Newport Beach parents.