The Kerr Family

Special Needs Planning

My name is Terri Kerr.  I have two sons, Ian and Kyle.  When my son Kyle, was diagnosed with autism in 1997, I was forced to change many things in my life.  I attended a support group for parents with children affected with autism.  This was a very empowering grass roots group.  After being involved […]

The Buda Family

Kim & Mike Buda knew finding a home and creating a plan for their son Ryan would have its challenges but were committed in knowing that Ryan having his own home was what was best for him. After connecting with Upstate Special Needs Consulting and later TouchStream Solutions, they were able to create a successful […]

The Csont Family

Special Needs Planning

What prompted you to start the planning process? Desire to make Maddie as independent with her own life as possible with the appropriate services   What concerns for the future do/did you have? How to navigate the ever changing systems to optimize the goal of independence for Maddie. To make Maddie self sufficient so she is not […]

The Heintzelman Family

Special Needs Planning

What prompted you to start the planning process? We have always been very good at planning and as Tammy and I get closer to retirement we wanted to feel comfortable with the choices we have made along the way.  We felt that we had a  good handle on many items already.  We went through the […]

Babcock-Stiner Family

Special Needs Family

What prompted you to start the planning process? It has always been important to us to live within our means and to plan for our future.  Once Elliot was born, this became all the more important.  We had to reconsider our current strategies and we had to consider financial strategies that we swore we would […]