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Hope Trust Blog

Feel free to browse our posts about various issues surrounding the current state of trust planning and management. Here, you will find in depth analysis of high profile topics from the team that leads HopeTrust, as well as summaries of recent developments in the field.

Lifestyle Special Needs

Language in the Autism Community

Everyone wants to be respected – this is a human universal. One of the ways we show respect to one another is the language we use to describe people. In the autism community, there is an ongoing debate about the most respectful way to refer to an individual with autism. The debate revolves around the […]


by Hope Trust • July 29, 2019
Special Needs

The Mental Health Handbook

The landscape of mental health planning and services can be difficult to navigate, especially in times of crisis. Many family caregivers are caught off guard when a mental health crisis affects a loved one, and they are left scrambling to find for the best solutions to the situation. Developing the optimum care plan for individuals […]


by Hope Trust • June 21, 2019
Special Needs

Israeli Military Programs Utilize the Strengths of Autistic Individuals

Approximately one percent of the world’s population is diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. Diagnosis often means a lifetime of challenges for people with Autism as they have difficulty learning social skills and communicating with others. These challenges make it difficult for teenagers and adults to find jobs and contribute meaningfully within their communities. However, programs […]


by Hope Trust • June 18, 2019
Finance Special Needs

Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs

The reality of supporting a child with special needs is that care, support, and education over the course of the child’s lifetime are expensive. While the government will assist families with the basic level of service to the child, parents who want a higher level of care often have to pay out of pocket for […]


by Hope Trust • May 10, 2019
Finance Special Needs

Planning for Your Future: ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts

One of the biggest stressors for aging parents of adult children with special needs is planning for the future. Parents have to consider the best way to support their child during and beyond their lifetime. Situations like this are complex and require parents to juggle many unknowns such as the level of government assistance they […]


by Hope Trust • May 6, 2019