Future Planning: It’s Possible and Necessary

Learn more in an August webinar series!

More than 500,000 people in Wisconsin identify as family caregivers for a loved one. It can be a hard job. Thinking about your family member’s future after you are gone is hard for most caregivers. For the parents of loved ones with disabilities, the topic can be so daunting that it can feel impossible to broach. The result? Families are delaying this conversation as long as possible and sometimes until one is in a crisis situation.

Mapping a secure and independent future for loved ones with disabilities is both possible and necessary. It’s an ongoing process that can be done step by step over time – just like financial and life planning for anyone else. That is why The Arc Wisconsin and The Arc of the United States have partnered with  the Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Southwest Wisconsin to offer a free 2-part webinar series for rural families that support a loved one with a disability. The webinar series offers free resources to help you plan for the future of your loved one with a disability, along with a Wisconsin special needs planning attorney to help rural families with some initial steps and tools.

Register on Zoom for this important webinar series:

  • Tuesday, August 17 from 10-11:15am – part 1 of the webinar series will provide an overview on future planning including The Arc’s free resources. Liz Mahar, a national expert in future planning (and a sibling caregiver herself) will present.
  • Tuesday, August 24 from 1011:15am – part 2 of the webinar series will cover financial planning, special considerations for rural families, and briefly cover farm succession as part of the plan. Meghan Teigen from Johnson Teigen law firm will present.


No access to internet at home? No problem!

Contact Danica at 608-328-9610 or dhay-skattum@gchsd.org to register to attend in-person in Green or Lafayette County. Deadline to register in-person: Tuesday, August 10.