Where Finances Come into Play
Now let’s talk financial assistance. It is important to understand that a person who has Asperger’s Autism may not be able to become employed with a job that pays for their special needs. Let’s face it: good jobs today are even hard to find for a person with a degree.
Now suppose there are 20 people on the list for one job, and let’s throw in a person with Asperger’s Autism who is also an applicant - will the autistic person stand a chance?
Everything in life is a gamble but in this instance I think it is better to plan ahead financially just as it is better to plan ahead regarding living arrangements. If possible a trust account should be opened (by a legal attorney) which will be funded by the parent/guardian before adulthood. This will enable funds (that have been set aside for the purpose of helping to maintain the individual later in life) to grow.
In this way should something happen to one or both parents, at least two of the biggest concerns for the adult living with Asperger’s Autism have been taken care of - living arrangements and financial arrangements. Both of these items are huge and will take away a lot of stress from the parents as they know they did the best they could do for their autistic family member.
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