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College-Planning Tips for Special-Needs Families

More students with disabilities are attending college, making the need for financial planning even greater.

Question: As the parent of a special-needs child, are there any strategies I should be using to prepare for the cost of his future education?

Answer: The definition of special needs is very broad and encompasses everything from mild learning disabilities to severe cognitive and physical issues that make life a daily challenge. The term "special needs" is often used to indicate that a child meets eligibility criteria to receive special government services as a result of his or her disability or disabilities.