We are experiencing an increase in the number of individuals struggling with a variety of disabilities requiring special needs care. Autism is a common disability we are hearing more about. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 1 out of 88 children, age 8, suffer from autism. Males are also four times more likely to have autism. Fortunately, in the financial planning community, the topic of special needs planning is on the rise. In fact, this past week Thrive participated in a special needs planning session offered by the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Whether you provide for a special needs individual or know someone who does, we encourage you to read “7 Financial Planning Mistakes Special Needs Families Should Avoid”.