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What We Do

At Protected Tomorrows, we know that caring and planning for the future of a family member with special needs is often overwhelming. We take your hand and guide you through the process of planning that future, alleviating your anxieties and transforming your uncertainty into positive action that not only secures a brighter future for your loved one with special needs, but helps you and your family member to grow on your journey together. More>


New Ways

Protected Tomorrows can help…
You choose the path that fits you best!

  1. 2020 Parent University: The eleventh webinar, The ABCs of IEPs, will be on October 15th from 7:00-8:00pm CST. You won’t want to miss it! Register Now!!!
  2. On-Line Educational Tutorials – Ready NOW! ($2.99 – $9.99)
  3. Individualized Planning Relationship – Call NOW for an Appointment!
  4. Advocate Program – More information Here

What is Protected Tomorrows?

Our founder, Mary Anne Ehlert, CFP, had a successful career in the financial industry when she decided to act on her lifelong desire to specialize in serving the families of the disabled. The source of her inspiration was very dear to her heart. Mary Anne herself had come from such a family. Her younger sister, Marcia, to whom she felt especially close, suffered severe mental handicaps due to cerebral palsy. Although their parents were naturally determined that Marcia should get the best possible care, they had also been understandably confused how best to plan and provide for her future.

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Taking Care of Yourself & Your Family During These Stressful Times

Mary Anne Ehlert and Shay Beider discuss the challenges facing parents today and provide techniques for maintaining core wellness without getting derailed from experiencing unknown and unexpected changes.

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The ABLE Act

Mary Anne Ehlert discusses the ABLE act – what it is, how it works, should you have one? Our guest speaker, Rosemary N. Laudani, Manager of Illinois ABLE, from Illinois State Treasurer, Michael W. Frerichs’ office, joins the discussion.

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Closer Than Ever – Chromosome 18 Virtual Conference

Presented by Mary Anne Ehlert discusses developing the foundation for a family’s own personal Future Care Plan™. Some topics of discussion included: How to create a map of the future; How to prepare legally and financially; incorporate and maximize government benefits, and more.

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Family Membership

Protected Tomorrows is growing its community of families and caregivers through our Family Membership.


“U.S. special-needs families face complex retirement planning”

Reuters article by Mark Miller

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