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Financial Planning

Money management can be especially difficult even when there are insufficient funds. When funds are financially strained, finding ways to stretch the dollar can be difficult. Financial managers have tools designed for people with special needs that can safeguard their finances for years to come.

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    Cost of Cerebral Palsy

    Although cerebral palsy was identified more than a century ago, little has been published about cerebral palsy’s economic impact on the nation, or about average lifetime expense to the family when a child is born with cerebral palsy. The cost of cerebral palsy to a family and to a nation is expensive, however financial assistance and community support are available.
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    Emergency Care

    Emergencies can happen at any time, and often, there is little people can do to prevent one from taking place. However, if there’s a plan in place to mitigate unforeseen events, the outcome can be positive.
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    Plan Ahead

    Who’s going to care for my child when I’m unable? It’s a question that many parents of children with cerebral palsy struggle with, and one that requires much consideration.
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    Record Keeping

    Raising a child who has cerebral palsy creates fresh challenges for the whole family. Embracing a life with cerebral palsy requires planning, organization, perspective, adaptation, and doses of inspiration.
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    Tax Preparation

    Tax breaks for people with special needs can help take the heat off a person’s finances. Knowing what can be written off, and what cannot be exempted, can be a thorny issue for a person that is not versed in tax law and IRS rules. Having taxes prepared by a professional may cost more upfront, but doing so may put additional funds in a refund check.

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    Government assistance

    Cerebral palsy can be expensive to families, especially those lacking adequate insurance benefits or those in low-income situation. Many programs have been developed within the government, at various levels (federal, state, and local), to assist with such needs. The challenge seems to be in understanding what types of programs are available, where to find more information on the programs, how to apply, when to apply, and what to expect during the process.
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    About MyChild™ resources

    Whether helping an adult with cerebral palsy to locate government assistance to providing a parent with a source of inspiration on a difficult day, MyChild™’s team of knowledgeable and caring call center representatives assemble to answer questions and provide support. Additionally, kits of useful information on a variety of important topics commonly requested – such as therapies and community support, or housing and government assistance – are provided, free of charge.
    MyChild™ Resources »

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    Community support and funding

    Organizations within the community exist to support and assist individuals with disabilities. Often, it is just a matter of being aware of what resources are in your community and how to contact them. Learn more about community support in your area.
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MyChild™ Call Center Assistance

Do you have questions about anything related to a child’s cerebral palsy? Our call center representatives have the answer. From simple questions about how to apply for government aid to finding ways to enhance a child’s quality of life or education, MyChild™’s team is available to provide much-needed information, and support.
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MyChild™ Online Inquiry

MyChild™ is proud to offer numerous methods by which to answer questions, provide insight and offer support to families. Our online form allows visitors to inquire about informational kits and ask questions or seek support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Use our online inquiry form to express your concerns or thoughts, any time.
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MyChild™ Resource Kits

Sometimes, it’s helpful to have guideposts to help us navigate situations that are new to us. When these occur, MyChild™ has developed a series of helpful, informative kits to shed light on a diverse variety of popular topics associated with cerebral palsy. The free kits are designed to help individuals manage their condition and maximize future potential.
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