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unconventional happy woman - going unconventional with autistic employment strategy
  • Posted March 30, 2020

Going Unconventional in the Pursuit of Employment

Growing up, I had two “dream job” paths that never went anywhere. I recall wanting to work at …

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  • Posted March 18, 2020

Stock Market, Autism, and Anxiety Part II: This one is for the anxious

For those who are unprepared for anxiety

So the truth of the matter is, we are in the …

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  • Posted March 17, 2020

Stock Market, Autism, and Anxiety

Why the most anxious are the best prepared

For the past several days, these topics are all that …

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  • Posted March 11, 2020

Checklist for Travelling Alone While Autistic

The idea of travel can be difficult for anyone on the autism spectrum. However, you do not have …

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  • Posted March 4, 2020

New Retirement Law Changes Special Needs Planning

Just before the end of 2019, Congress passed and the President signed a spending bill that includes significant …

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  • Posted March 4, 2020

Congress Reverses Recent Changes to the Kiddie Tax

A major bipartisan bill, signed into law by President Trump in December, includes significant tax changes for …

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piggy bank on dollar bills - an introduction to able accounts financial planning with special needs
  • Posted March 4, 2020

An Introduction to ABLE Accounts

When Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in 2014, it was a game-changer for …

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  • Posted February 13, 2020

Individuals with Autism should STOP looking for a Job

If you are confused by the title – good! That means I successfully completed my goal. While the …

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  • Posted January 16, 2020

Should 529 Funds Be Transferred to an ABLE Account?

Thanks to recent changes in the tax law, families can now make limited transfers from existing 529 accounts …

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  • Posted January 7, 2020

Embracing My Special Interests

As someone on the spectrum, I have/had various special interests during my childhood. I never thought that they …

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