Special needs children need extra special care. In order for them to thrive and to have an enjoyable happy productive life. They need both the resources of the family and the resources of the government. Unfortunately without good planning we usually lose one if not both of those sources of support. If families don’t do the correct planning, they can inadvertently throw their child off government programs like medicade or social security disability that the child desperately needs. Or they may leave the child on medicade or social security disability but not have the benefits of a little extra that the family could provide that would make their life richer, fuller, and more meaningful. I think that’s a tragedy.