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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.

Special Needs Travel

Calming Room Soothes Special Needs Amusement Park Goers 

Dollywood, located in Pigeon Forge, TN, is one of the top 50 most frequented theme parks in the world. The theme park bears name of country music’s Dolly Parton, and is visited annually by over two million guests. Recently, the major theme park and resort has introduced a calming room for children with Autism. Dollywood […]


by Jessica Fisher • December 3, 2019
Uncategorized

Retailers Offer Adaptive Halloween Costumes for Children With Special Needs

Over the last few years we’ve seen a positive trend emerging among retailers offering more products geared toward people with differing abilities. This year, Target launched a new line of adaptive Halloween costumes designed for children with special needs. Parents of special needs children that use wheelchairs or walkers know all too well the difficulty […]


by Jessica Fisher • November 5, 2019
Journal

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month with National Suicide Prevention Week September 8-14, 2019.    During this annual campaign, individuals and organizations join together to raise awareness and provide education.  Many suicides can be prevented by knowing the warning signs and what to do if they are present. According to the International Association for Suicide […]


by Jessica Fisher • September 16, 2019
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 Jessica Fisher • 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 Jessica Fisher • June 21, 2019