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1. 2006 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Disabilities
1. 2006 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Disabilities by Michael O'Connor, Esq.
Did you know that "tuition costs for a special school that has a program designed to educate children with disabilities and amounts paid for a child’s tutoring by a teacher specially trained and qualified to deal with severe disabilities may be deducted"?
Did you know that "Special instruction or training or therapy, such as sign language instruction, speech therapy, and remedial reading instruction" may be deductible? Did you know that related books and materials can qualify for the medical expense deduction"?
Did you know that "Parents who attend conferences to obtain medical information concerning treatment for and care of their child may deduct some of the costs of attending a medical conference relating to a dependent’s chronic health condition"?
In 2006 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Mike O'Connor provides a summary of the most significant federal income tax benefits. He advises you to print out this guide and provide your tax adviser with a copy. We agree with his excellent advice!
Download your copy of 2006 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Disabilities by Michael O'Connor, Esq.
Articles on dozens of special education law and advocacy topics.
"My child has severe disabilities and neurobehavioral problems. I am worried about his future when we are no longer able to care for him. What can I do now to plan for the future?"
We receive many questions about future planning for children with disabilities. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, you need to educate yourself about all available options.
It's never too early to start planning for your child's future. You need to learn about living arrangements, wills, trusts, guardianship and estate planning. You may need to learn about Medicaid, Medicare and social security benefits.
When Disability Aid Can't Provide for Toys & Haircuts, Special Needs Trust Can Help - Benefits issued by the government cannot always provide for the basic necessities of life, and parents won't always be present to care for their kids. This was the scenario for the Cotiauxes, who have an 18-year old son with mental retardation.
Choosing the Ideal Trustee of Your Child’s Special Needs Trust - According to Stephen Dale, "...after watching hundreds of Special Needs Trusts under administration, I have come to the conclusion that the selection of a trustee is the greatest factor in whether a Special Needs Trust succeeds or fails."
"Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves."- Dale Carnegie
Wrightslaw offers special education law and advocacy programs taught by experts in the field. Our Winter schedule includes programs in these communities:
February 13: Wilmington, DE - IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What Your Don't Know CAN Hurt You! by Pete and Pam Wright
February 20: San Diego, CA - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Pete and Pam Wright
February 27: Charlotte, NC - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Pete and Pam Wright
March 8: Bangor ME - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training by Pete Wright
March 17: Downer's Grove, IL - From Emotions to Advocacy Training by Pat Howey.
We are scheduling programs for 2007 and 2008. If you are interested in bringing a Wrightslaw program to your community, please read Conference Information.
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