Planning for the Future of 

Your Loved One with Special Needs


Wednesday, September 18, 2019    

6:30 pm

687 Cook Hill Road, Danielson, CT

Sponsored by The Arc Eastern Connecticut

This workshop will cover the following important issues:

•   Special Needs Trusts

•   New ABLE Act

•   Protecting Government Benefit Eligibility

•   Guardianship and Conservatorship


•   Financial Security and Funding Options

•   Letter of Intent

Government Benefits for Your Loved One with Special Needs


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

6:30 pm

687 Cook Hill Road, Danielson, CT

Sponsored by The Arc Eastern Connecticut

This workshop will provide a greater understanding of the various government benefits available to your loved one.  It will discuss in detail how to qualify, maximize, and preserve benefits such as 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSDI), Medicaid, Medicare, and the 


About the speaker . . .

Stuart Hawkins has been a financial advisor for 28 years, with a focus and passion for Special Needs Planning (SNP) since 2005. His journey as the parent of a young adult with special challenges enables him to offer in-depth knowledge, compassion, and experience to his SNP clients.  He has presented his workshop to over 70 organizations throughout the state of CT.  In his spare time, he is the Board Chair of PLAN of CT, a non-profit that acts as a trustee for Special Needs Trusts.  He volunteers as a Special Olympics coach, and also actively raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research.

FuturesPlanned, LLC     15 N. Main St, Ste. 101, W. Hart., CT 06107    860.313.1447 

Securities offered through Parkland Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC.  Investment advisory services offered through Sigma Planning Corporation, a registered investment advisor.  Futures Planned, LLC is independent of Sigma Financial Corporation and SPC.

The Arc Quinebaug Valley and The Arc New London County merged in July 2019 to form The Arc Eastern Connecticut.  Both agencies were established in 1952 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities in order to ensure equal participation and choice in school, in the workplace, and in their communities. Combining program and staff strengths, The Arc Eastern Connecticut now serves the entire eastern CT region and is the largest chapter of The Arc in the state.


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