Elevating the Knowledge of Financial Professionals
People with disabilities represent the largest minority population in the United States. The American College Center for Special Needs was established to change the perception of and value placed on special needs, disability, and long-term care planning.
Addressing a Rapidly Growing Need
Founded Through an Industry Partnership
Established in 2014 with a substantial gift from MassMutual, the Center for Special Needs seeks to be the nation’s leading voice on financial planning for professionals working with those with special needs, their loved ones, guardians, and caregivers.
The Source for Best-In-Class Knowledge
Formed from expert thought leaders in the field and backed by the best-in-class knowledge and know-how of The College, the Center offers information, programs, and education that focus on this underserved but growing part of our communities.
About the ChSNC®
Specialized Knowledge Focused on Solutions
The ChSNC® Program is designed to provide financial professionals with the specialized skill and advanced knowledge to champion individuals living with disability, their caregivers, and families with honesty, ethics, and compassion.
A Growing Need
Of adults have some type of disability.1
Of caregivers have no plan to address physical, emotional, and financial responsibilities.2
Of caregivers report feeling overwhelmed by financial stress.2
Areas of Focus
Learn More About Our Work
1 CDC.gov. Disability Impacts All of Us. September 16, 2020.
2 Fidelity Investments®. American Caregivers Study. 2021.