A Letter of Intent is an important document that helps parents and guardians prepare for the best possible future for their son or daughter with disabilities. It might seem like a daunting task to document all of an individual’s needs and desires, but our Professional Resource Partner Attorney L. Mark Russell has created a guide for families beginning this process.
The template outlines the essential aspects to include in your Letter of Intent. You’ll find a breakdown of what information include under headings of major areas such as housing, employment, education, socialization, and medical care. In addition to advice on the letter’s content, Mark also includes guidelines for creating and maintaining the document so that it can be as clear and helpful as possible.
“Parents, you are the experts on your child,” Mark writes. “No one understands your son or daughter’s needs and desires better than you….it is vital that future caregivers have access to your knowledge.”
Mark is passionate about special needs planning thanks to his relationship with his brother, Jon, who has a disability. To help families secure their futures, Mark prepares documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other vital components of a plan. He also provides guidance on issues like guardianship and government benefits, working with an array of professionals in other fields to ensure that each client creates a thorough plan.