Financial Planning

Financial Planning can be an important part of planning for your child’s future. In order to protect your child’s eligibility for medical benefits, it may be important to establish a Special Needs Trust - an agreement written by an attorney, which describes how property held in a trust account may be distributed on behalf of the trust beneficiary who has special needs.


Financial Empowerment Resource Library

ABLE TN is proud to announce a partnership with the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, making the Financial Empowerment Resource Library available to all ABLE TN account holders! Learn financial literacy skills to help you navigate life’s financial milestones through 18 short, interactive modules.

ABLE Tennessee

ABLE TN is a savings program designed to help individuals with disabilities put aside money to pay for qualified expenses. These accounts provide the opportunity to save and invest with tax-free earnings to help participants maintain independence and quality of life. This bulletin also provides guidance concerning the treatment of ABLE accounts. There is also a quick breakdown of ABLE here

Conservatorship and Alternatives

The Advocacy and Education Committee of The Arc Tennessee developed this booklet to help answer questions about alternatives to conservatorship and conservatorship in Tennessee. 

Exceptional Parent Magazine

The Exceptional Parent Magazine offers a selection of articles on Financial Planning for your family with special needs.

The Conservatorship Association of Tennessee

The Conservatorship Association of Tennessee is a non-profit organization of people who are concerned about the quality of services for adults who may need assistance in decision-making. Membership is open to individuals interested in improving the lives of Tennesseans who may need conservatorship and other protective services. CAT promotes a nationally recognized standard of excellence in conservatorship and guardianship through networking, continuing education, training, and other programs and services. CAT is an affiliate of the National Guardianship Association.