UNIQUE NEEDS REQUIRE SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
Andrew Komarow MSFS, CFP®
AEP® AIF® BFA™ CAP® CASL® CHFC® ChSNC® CLU® FSCP® REBC® RHU® RICP®
Andrew is Founder of Planning Across the Spectrum. Andrew is a passionate advocate for autism awareness in his community. He’s also very passionate about his work as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and has always worked toward helping his clients gain financial security now and for their future. Putting both of these interests together, Andrew was inspired to start Planning Across the Spectrum whose core mission is to provide a service creating financially secure paths for individuals and families with special needs.
Andrew understands the difficulty and stigma that many individuals face with special needs. Having received his Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult, many questions about the struggles he had experienced both growing up and as a young adult were answered. Through this experience, Andrew knew that he wanted to do something to work with the special-needs community to provide answers and security in the financial world to anyone who could benefit from his experience. He took time to educate himself in any and everything he could to help in this underserved community and now dedicates himself to aiding within it.
Utilizing his education, certifications, and passion for the financial world along with his personal experiences and knowledge which one can only obtain with this first-hand experience, Andrew provides a unique planning perspective for those with special needs, caregivers, and their families. While most people claim they understand what someone is going through, Andrew has lived it. He has experienced the medical, social, educational, legal, vocational, and relational issues that come with being a member of the autism community. Due to this, he can now provide specialized aid and knowledge to his clients, and most importantly, he understands that every situation is unique.
At Planning Across the Spectrum, Andrew takes pride in the fact that he founded a company designed for more than just Financial Planning. He created a resource to provide expert guidance and valuable resources for life decisions that are either unknown or not easily accessible. The Planning Across the Spectrum approach aids clients in navigating the realities of living in a world that can be complicated to pilot for someone with special needs. He is active with Autism Services & Resources Connecticut as a member of their board. Andrew also was appointed by the Connecticut house of representatives to their Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Council. frequently speaks and advocates for those with Autism and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He frequently speaks on a variety of topics, sometimes on his own experiences alone, or on various money/insurance/and financial planning topics.
The passion Andrew has for financial planning has resulted in numerous degrees and certifications. Andrew earned a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) has achieved the distinction of being a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™). He also has certifications as a Behavioral Financial Advisor(BFA™), Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®), and an Associated Estate Planner (AEP®) among his other designations. As a business owner, husband, and father Andrew does not get much spare time, but when he does, he enjoys tinkering with electronics, travel, and bike rides. He resides in the Farmington Valley with his wife, daughter, and his dog Bentley.
He can most easily be reached via email; email@example.com.
Designation:Special Needs Advisor
Eric joined Planning Across The Spectrum as a Special Needs Advisor to help families, like his, navigate the disability maze. Eric and Andrew recognize there is much more to a family’s financial well-being than insurance and investment management. Often families have much more pressing issues or concerns to be addressed. Now, Planning Across The Spectrum has the capability to help its clients and their families get these questions answered.
Andrew Arboe is an active autism advocate in Connecticut. Andrew is the Event Facilitator of Planning Across The Spectrum in charge of updating the calendar with various autism events around Connecticut. Andrew recently graduated from Manchester Community College with an Associate’s Degree as a Disability Specialist. Andrew also works as a job coach and clinician helping to empower the lives of individuals with ASD. Andrew has several life goals which include engaging in conversations about ASD in various settings and getting involved in the legislative scene to help pass autism bills in the state. When not at work, he is into gaming (being a huge fan of the NieR series), reading books on a variety of topics, and eating at Cheesecake Factory.
Designation:Director of Client Services
Brittney, using her many years of experience working in the medical field, has translated well into the financial planning industry. With Brittney serving on the front line of a variety of different aspects of client services such as, event planning, and other administrative duties.
In her spare time, Brittney enjoys listening to music, reading science fiction books and taking any chance she gets to visit with her brother and his family in Florida.
She can most easily be reached via email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designation:Financial Planning Assistant
Kimberly Flynn is an aspiring Certified Financial Planner™. She is a student at Bryant University, graduating in May 2019. Kim has joined Planning Across The Spectrum to gain a practical perspective of financial planning to round out her studies. Kimberly assists in client meetings and will be doing paraplanning to streamline client on-boarding and keeping administrative aspects of existing client plans up to date. At Bryant University, Kimberly is a member of the dance team and a writing club. She has two sisters, Kaitlyn and Kelly, and a dog, Finley.
Kim enjoys spending time with her friends and family, boating, and shopping.
Designation:Director of Client Communication
Michelle has 17 years of experience in customer service and client relations. She has worked in a wide range of fields, including retail management, the restaurant industry, secretarial services, and caring and advocating for clients with special needs as a home health aide.
As an athlete in the sport of roller derby, she was voted into the role of mediator and league representative for her team, helping to resolve interpersonal issues and aid in team communications.
She truly enjoys assisting people, and prides herself on being personable, trustworthy, and efficient.
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