A new twist to ABLE v. Special Needs Trust

I guess that title is just the law librarian coming out in me. It’s really not one versus the other but rather making them both equal. I’ve been thinking about when to create a Special Needs Trust because it’s something that my son wasn’t going to able to do (until now) except with an ABLE account.

Anyway, it turns out that according to this article entitled “New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts” by Michelle Diament over at Disability Scoop, now he can.Okay Missouri, as well as, Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, time to get going on that ABLE account.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Guardianship in Missouri

It’s funny how running into someone that you haven’t seen for a while and having a five minute conversation can lead somewhere you weren’t expecting to go. Such is the case when a friend that I ran into at the grocery store the other day, and I talked about guardianship.

When he told me that our legislature was looking into re-writing the Missouri Statutes regarding the rules and regulations on guardianship, I was excited. Being a librarian of course, I set out to research what was happening but unfortunately there wasn’t much.

I did however find a website with some information on whose taking on this project and what the status is. The group is¬† MO-WINGS or Missouri’s Working Interdisciplinary¬† Network of Guardianship Stakeholders and here’s the website. Now comes the hard part, finding out what comes next and how I can get involved.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian