Individuals with special needs generally are cared for by family members, who help access services, and a means to finance these services. In addition to looking at a special needs individual’s current required level of care, the individual’s future needs should also be planned for, The legal center piece of a plan involving a special needs individual is typically a trust. There are several types of trusts that can be used to assist an individual. Deciding which type of trust to utilize depends on a number of factors: the nature and extent of the special needs, the services that are and will be provided, and the financial assistance (entitlement programs) that are accessed or may need to be accessed. Attorney Reardon can assist families with drafting a special needs trust to provide for the care and well-being of a special needs individual.