Stay current with Protected Tomorrows latest services, products and announcements to enhance your life or the life of a loved one with special needs. Also, see the news stories featuring Protected Tomorrows and founder Mary Anne Ehlert’s expertise in future care planning.

Protected Tomorrows IN THE NEWS

















Higher Education is Still Literally Out of Reach for Too Many People with Disabilities
Interview with Mary Anne Ehlert, Thrive With Paralysis


Parents of Disabled or Special Needs Children (no matter their age) Need to Make a Financial Plan for Their Future
Mary Anne Ehlert, World Bank News Today


Divorce and the Special-Needs Family
Mary Anne Ehlert, Rethinking 65


Protecting Tomorrow Today
Janis MVK, Country Magazine (pg. 70)

Helpful guidance and advice for parents of adult children with disabilities
Mary Anne Ehlert, PrimeTime (pg. 12)


Group helps parents plan the futures of children with special needs
Rob Hart, WBBM Newsradio



What’s So Special about Special Needs Planning?
Mary Anne Ehlert, Rethinking 65

Business for a Better World: Protected Tomorrows, Inc.
Interview with Mary Anne Ehlert, Daily Herald


November   Marcia On Her Mind
Bill McLean, The North Shore Weekend
August  Planning for Your Retirement, and for a Child’s Special Needs, All at Once
Martha C. White, The New York Times


March What to Know About Special Needs Financial Planning
Johnston Taylor, U.S.News Money


November U.S. Special-Needs Families Face Complex Retirement Planning
Mark Miller, Reuter
 June Advisers to start recommending ABLE plans to clients
Liz Skinner, InvestmentNews


Sept Tried-and-True Steps to Serving a Growing Client Base pdf
CPA Journal
May Five Ways to Plan a Secure Future for Your Child with Special Needs
Terry Savage, Chicago Tribune


Tips for the Future Care of Disabled Family Members
Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times


March 9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child
Woman’s Day
  9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child
Yahoo Shine
February 6 Reasons to Avoid Special Needs Planning
Life Health Pro
January Training Advisors to Serve Special-Needs Clients
Financial Planning
  Training Advisors to Serve Special-Needs Clients,
Bank Investment Consultant
  Succeeding in the Special Needs Market
Advisor Today
  When Should You Talk to Your Kids About Money?
  Do Coupons Really Save You Money?
  Is It Worth it to Buy in Bulk?
  Best Ways to Manage Bills
  Get Involved in the Market


November 10 Ah ha Tips – pgs 38-39 (pdf)
Exceptional Parent/eParent Magazine.
October Accessing Government Benefits and the “Golden Ticket” (pdf)
Autism Spectrum News: See bottom of page 18 of the newsletter.
August Special Needs Advocacy Firm Takes Part in MLK50 Celebrations
Seeks Dream Videos, Lincolnshire Review
  Protecting Tomorrow Means Planning Today for Children with Special Needs
Robin Carlascio, Chicago Parent
 July Special Needs Clients: ‘Retirement for 3’
Martha White, Financial Planning
  Planning for Special Needs
Fiona Collie, Investment Executive
 March Advisors Must Be Proactive with Age-Impaired Clients
Gary M. Stern, Investors Business Daily
  9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child
Woman’s Day
  9 Things Never to Say to a Parent of a Special Needs Child
Yahoo Shine
January Smart Living: Financial Planning for Special Needs Kids
Melanie Bloom, KOLN CBS
  Protecting Children with Special Needs: Parents Need to Have A Plan for What Will Happen After They Pass
WJXT The Morning Show
  Special Needs Children: Protected Tomorrows


October The Psychic Toll Paid in a Special Needs House, Ron Lieber, The New York Times – Your Money Section
  Assuring Care of a Family Member With Special Needs, Ron Lieber, The New York Times – Your Money Section
  Planning for Special Needs Starts with Asking, Samantha Allen, Financial Planning (A Source Media Publication)
July Lincolnshire firm helps families with special needs, Jennifer Schuman, Lincolnshire Review (A Chicago Sun-Times Publication)
June The Case for Special Needs, Jeff Schlegel, Financial Advisor Magazine
May Setting Up Financial Planning for Those Who Can’t Do It Themselves, Terry Savage, Chicago Sun-Times
April Give Back and Feel the Joy,
  Advisers Have to Take Lead in Special-Needs Planning, Investment News
March Her Credo: Help, but First Do No Harm, American Banker
February Special needs trusts,
  Financing for individuals and families with special needs may require special care,
January Protect Your Tomorrows, Indispensable: the disability blog of College Church
  Protected Tomorrows: Start by planning today, Parenting Special Needs
  Financial Planning Calculators for Those with Special Needs, NY Times Bucks Blog


December Special Needs Planning, Pt. 4: Merrill Lynch Unveils Special Needs Calculator,
November A Compass for Special Needs Families,
October Tips to help you plan for your autistic child’s future,
  Special Needs Clients Offer Special Challenges: Planner offers webinars, partnering to provide for unique needs,
  Retirement Dreams Rearranged, The Wealth Channel magazine
September Financial Professionals Build Business, Reduce Risks through Web-Based Program From Protected Tomorrows (pdf), Illinois Banker
August Making a Difference with Hannah and Friends,
  The Clients You Never Knew You Had, Bank Investment Consultant
 July Program Helps Financial Pros Advise Familes with Disabled Members,


Dreaded Diagnosis

A Father Comes to Grips with His Daughter’s SMA In January, 2005, our two-and-a-half year old daughter was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). About one month later, I began writing about our rocky experience with her symptoms, our doctors, and her eventual diagnosis. I had quite a difficult time completing it, and revised it…

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Employing People With Disabilities: A Nice Thing to Do?

Is employing people with disabilities a nice thing to do? Before we answer that question, let’s look at some statistics regarding disabled people. Disabled people make up 19 percent of the U.S. population. 54 million people in the U.S. are disabled. Eighty percent of this population is unemployed. This equates to 44 million people with disabilities who are…

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Protected Tomorrows Charities Announces First Project: Transform U

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Lisa Nigro and I am the founder of Inspiration Corporation and my newest venture, Transform U. Transform U is a job development program in the fitness industry for persons with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to teach people with development disabilities…

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