Advance planning

Advance planning mechanisms are used to help people with intellectual disabilities to plan their future.
Based on the individuals’ history and present wishes, the available materials, planning tools and support, different people can help the individual to determine the course for important life decisions, such as where to live, where to work, etc. Support people can include peers, friends, family members or professionals who have a good knowledge about the individual, but it is important that the individual determines the speed and the direction of the planning process.

The practices falling under the Advance planning category are:

Trusts

Summary This practice describes how to leave money/property to beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities without them having to worry about the responsibility of looking after it in their lifetime. Issue addressed It addresses the issue of financial planning and property management for persons with intellectual disabilities, when the parents can and want to leave them assets. […]

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Registered Disability Savings Plan

A Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a Government of Canada program designed to enable individuals with disabilities, with assistance from family and friends to save for their future financial security.

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Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

The Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre is a non-profit, charitable
organization. Nidus provides information in British Columbia about
personal planning, specializing in Representation Agreements (supported
decision-making agreement) and also operates a centralized Registry for personal planning documents.

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