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The Center for Special Needs

Caring, Compassion, Community.

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The American College Center for Special Needs is committed to elevating the special needs planning knowledge of financial professionals and the public.

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A Growing Need

Special Needs Require Specialized Planning

Having a family member with a disability or chronic medical condition impacts every part of life. Families and caregivers need specialized guidance to build a sustainable future. To meet this need, we created the Center, with the support of founding funding partner, MassMutual.

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We Provide Expertise to Help

Preparing Professionals for Special Needs Planning

The Chartered Special Needs Consultant® (ChSNC®) Program is designed for experienced financial advisors who want to make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

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Four Strategies for Financial Stability

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Focus on Your Key Priorities

Families and caregivers must prioritize emergency savings, retirement, and future care needs.

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Consider Insurance in Your Plan

Families should be familiar with insurance products that complement their planning needs.

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Access and Maximize Benefits

Caregivers must be guided on how to access the public benefits available for the individual with special needs.

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Enlist an Experienced Advisor

Find a financial professional who's a ChSNC®, the only designation ensuring comprehensive knowledge in special needs planning.

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