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The Arc Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities.

Legal and Financial Planning: For your Child with Special Needs

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Legal and Financial Planning: For your Child with Special Needs

  • Nathan Hale High School Library 15 School Road Moodus, CT, 06469 United States (map)
  • What steps do I take to ensure I have the legal right to continue to make critical decisions about child’s life and safety once he/she turns 18?
  • Should I become my child’s Guardian? Conservator? What are the implications of my choice?

  • What steps do I need to take to secure my child’s financial future once I am gone?

  • What is a special needs trust?

  • How can I save for my child’s future without disrupting their benefits?

  • How can I save for my child’s future when I can’t even save for my own?

If you have a child with special needs who is approaching adulthood you need to have these questions answered. 

The Arc Connecticut is offering this presentation free of charge to families as part of our Families for Families program. Our goal is to give families the information and tools you need to advocate for your children and loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Frank Cathcart, is a principle partner in the law firm Steinberg & Cathcart. He has been an attorney in the Hartford area for more than 30 years specializing in Elder & Probate law.

Michael Beloff has been a Financial Advisor since 2001 and joined Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife in 2009. As part of MetLife’s Center for Special Needs Planning, Michael speaks regularly on issues important to families with special needs children. Michael’s son Ben has been diagnosed with autism and will continuing supports throughout his life.

The Arc Connecticut is grateful to Mr. Cathcart and Mr. Beloff for donating their time . The purpose of this presentation is solely to provide families with information. It is in no way an advertisement or endorsement for the services offered by the presenters.

Earlier Event: December 10
After the Cap & Gown