Government Programs

Although some families receive benefits through government programs while their children are still in school, it is after the educational program has ended that brings many parents into the area of providing for their children into adulthood.

Government Benefits For Persons Who Are Disabled
An introduction to U.S. government benefits for the purpose of estate planning for a family member with a significant disability. A supplementary resource entitled Entitlements contains much the same information in a chart form.

Social Security Online: Disability Programs
The official U.S. Social Security site. A remarkably clean and friendly site for a government program.

disAbility.gov
A U.S. federal government website for people with disabilities and their families. Guides to many government resources.

What are Medicaid Waivers?
Helpful background article on one of the most common tools used by state and federal governments for providing funding for services for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness.