Welcome to your Protected Tomorrows Community

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>


Introducing…

New Ways

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

  1. Announcing the 2021 Parent University July Class: “Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families”. This class will be held on July 15th, 2021 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm CST. Click here to register.
  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.


Watch Webinar! Stimulus Payment and More Q&A: Get Your IL ABLE, SSI Impact, and Other IL ABLE Questions Answered

Special Olympics Illinois in conjunction with IL ABLE and Protected Tomorrows hosted a webinar for families and providers entitled, “Stimulus Payment and More Q&A: Get Your IL ABLE, SSI Impact and Other ABLE Questions Answered”. Mary Anne Ehlert, President & Founder, Protected Tomorrows, and JJ Hanley, Director, IL ABLE Office of State Treasurer, are presenters.

Watch Webinar! Achieve a Better Life Experience: Including IL ABLE in Your Special Needs Financial Plan – Part 1

Special Olympics Illinois in conjunction with IL ABLE and Protected Tomorrows is hosting a 3-part interactive webinar series for families and providers entitled, “Achieve a Better Life Experience: Including IL ABLE in Your Special Needs Financial Plan”. Part 1 focuses on IL ABLE Account Basics.

Watch Webinar! Achieve a Better Life Experience: Including IL ABLE in Your Special Needs Financial Plan – Part 2

Special Olympics Illinois in conjunction with IL ABLE and Protected Tomorrows is hosting a 3-part interactive webinar series for families and providers entitled, “Achieve a Better Life Experience: Including IL ABLE in Your Special Needs Financial Plan”. Part 2 focuses on IL ABLE Accounts, Public Benefits and Special Needs Financial Planning.

Watch Webinar! Achieve a Better Life Experience: Including IL ABLE in Your Special Needs Financial Plan – Part 3

Special Olympics Illinois in conjunction with IL ABLE and Protected Tomorrows is hosting a 3-part interactive webinar series for families and providers entitled, “Achieve a Better Life Experience: Including IL ABLE in Your Special Needs Financial Plan”. Part 3 focuses on Including IL ABLE in Your Overall Financial Plan.

Watch Webinar!
Bringing You Protected Tomorrows – Creating a Life Care Plan

The Arc of Quad Cities hosted a Fall Series Workshop where participants learned about developing the foundation for their family’s own personal Future Care Plan™. Mary Anne Ehlert, President & Founder, Protected Tomorrows, is joined by Joshua Robinson & David Perry, Special Needs Advocates, PR Wealth Management Group, Inc. and Jennifer Kincaid, Attorney, Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson, Ltd., to discuss the elements involved with creating a life care plan.

Watch Webinar! Retiring for 3 – A Family Affair

The Arc of Quad Cities hosted a Fall Series Workshop where participants learned about developing the foundation for their family’s own personal Future Care Plan™. Mary Anne Ehlert, President & Founder, Protected Tomorrows, is joined by Joshua Robinson & David Perry, Special Needs Advocates, PR Wealth Management Group, Inc., to discuss retiring for 3 and what that means for their family.

Watch Webinar! The ABLE Act: Ready to EnABLE Savings for Life

The Arc of Quad Cities hosted a Fall Series Workshop where participants learned about developing the foundation for their family’s own personal Future Care Plan™. Mary Anne Ehlert, President & Founder, Protected Tomorrows, is joined by Joshua Robinson & David Perry, Special Needs Advocates, PR Wealth Management Group, Inc., to discuss retiring for 3 and what that means for their family.

Watch Webinar! 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.

Subscribe Now
Family Membership

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

READ ABOUT!

“U.S. special-needs families face complex retirement planning.” Reuters article by Mark Miller

Let’s Get Together!

Contact Us for more information about how we can share with you what we know.

Join our monthly newsletter – it’s FREE!

Get information on where we are and what we are doing delivered right to your inbox.