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.

Finance Special Needs

Funding Special Needs Plans with your Roth IRA

There are two factors currently raising the demand for special needs planning. The first factor is the increasing longevity of the special needs population, and the second being the challenge of families to save enough to fund the expenses of people with special needs over the long term. Few financial professionals have a comprehensive understanding […]

by Jessica Fisher • April 30, 2019
Special Needs

Climbing Rates of Autism

A recent study, using research from Rutgers University, found that the rate of autism in New Jersey jumped 43% percent between the years 2010 and 2014. While the rise in autism rates in New Jersey is dramatic, it reflects a similar trend in the increase of autism rates across the country. Researchers went on to […]

by Jessica Fisher • April 19, 2019

Celebrating Social Work Month

Holmdel, NJ – Hope Trust is helping celebrate Social Work Month in March by raising awareness about the meaningful and rewarding work done by our Hope Care Coordinators. Social workers are trained to holistically examine and improve the lives of the people they work with. Nationwide, social workers touch the lives of millions of people […]

by Jessica Fisher • April 1, 2019
Special Needs

The Increasing Need for Long Term Care as Autism Rates Climb

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of children diagnosed with autism has increased from 1 in 150 in 2000 to approximately 1 in 59 in 2014. The increase in the rate of diagnosis is due to combination of factors including better evaluation practices and increased public awareness. As more cases […]

by Jessica Fisher • March 1, 2019
Lifestyle Special Needs

Technology’s Promise to People with Special Needs

If you were one of the 100 million people that watched the Super Bowl this year, you probably watched the commercials that filled air-time between downs. While most of these commercials were the typical beer and fast food advertisements, there was one commercial by Microsoft that stood above the rest and touched many viewers. In […]

by Jessica Fisher • February 13, 2019