Events and Trainings
The Arc of El Paso schedules events and trainings throughout the year.
December 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. MST
How to Develop a Life Plan for Your Child with Disabilities
As a fellow special needs parent, Kacy Seitz, is all-too familiar with the common fears you may have in learning about the topic of long-term planning for your child. Mother to Hudsyn, her ten year-old daughter who has complex medical needs, Kacy is a financial advisor with her own practice in Kansas City. After six years in the financial services industry, she opened her practice with Northwestern Mutual in 2013 because she had difficulty finding good, sound advice from a variety of professionals who could help her develop a solid plan for her daughter. Her practice continues to grow, and currently serves nearly 500 special needs families in 26 states. She’s personally trained and mentored hundreds of other advisors on how to do this type of planning for their clients. Her purpose in life is to “awaken understanding” and help others become empathetically aware of the needs (and beauty) of those with disabilities. She focuses on helping special needs families with proper financial planning throughout their lifetimes. Her book, “Every Now & Then, I Fall Apart: A Mother’s Memoir of Life After a Traumatic Birth” is scheduled to be published in 2021. This brief, online workshop helps parents, guardians and family members to better understand the planning our children may need during all stages of life. Topics discussed include: • Legal Planning Considerations: Special Needs Trusts, Letter/Memorandum of Intent, Guardianship • Financial Planning Considerations: How to Fund a Special Needs Trust, ABLE accounts & other important topics • Benefit Planning Considerations: Finding and accessing federal benefits like SSI & SSDI, Medicaid, Waivers, etc. Planning for a child who may become a long-term dependent for your family goes beyond traditional financial planning. Join us from the comfort of your own home, ask questions, and talk with a fellow parent in a non-threatening, non-pressure environment. We’d love to be of value if you’re ready to learn