PLAN of MARI Becoming Best Buddies – with Anthony Kennedy Shriver

In this episode, hear from special guest Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to end the social, physical, and economic isolation of the millions of people around the world with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Listen as he discusses his personal journey that led to […]

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In this episode, hear from Michelle Markowitz, President and CEO of Cardinal Cushing Centers, as she discusses how the organization’s variety of programs embodies its vision of being a caring intergenerational community where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live full and meaningful lives at home, at work, at school, and at play. Find out […]

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In this episode, hear from Brenda Dater, Executive Director at Asperger/Autism Network (also known as AANE). Listen as she discusses how this nonprofit organization helps people with Asperger’s or similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles to build meaningful, connected lives through their variety of inclusive programs. She also touches on the importance of the relationship […]

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In this episode, hear from Tom Alessi and Craig Richardson, founders of the ARIES Foundation for Financial Education. Hear how this nonprofit organization helps to educate people on how to have a better relationship with their money. They also highlight their relationship with PLAN of MA & RI along with their insights on ways to […]

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In this episode, hear from Greg Donnelly, President and CEO of the Carroll Center for the Blind, as he discusses how the organization achieves its mission of empowering those who are blind and visually impaired to achieve independence and lead a fulfilling life. He also highlights how their mission and goals align with those of […]

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In this episode, hear from Mary Beth McMahon, President and CEO of Special Olympics Massachusetts, as she highlights just how special this organization is. Special Olympics Massachusetts strives to spread inclusion through year-round sports training and competition while changing the way the world views individuals with intellectual disabilities. She also highlights the importance of their […]

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In this episode, hear from Patrick Shaughnessy, State Director of Best Buddies of MA & RI, as he discusses the mission of this 501(c)3 organization: to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for friendship, jobs, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). He also highlights the importance […]

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In this episode, hear from Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO of Northeast Arc, as she discusses the organization and how it reflects its mission of helping individuals with disabilities to achieve their most independent lives. Tune in as she highlights how the organization is benefiting their community, the major milestones it has accomplished, the […]

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In this episode, hear from Elder-Law Attorney, Michelle Lapointe, as she discusses special needs trusts and her relationship with PLAN. She highlights how to set up a special needs trust, the different types of special needs trusts, the importance of the POMS guidelines, and more. To learn more go to planofma-ri.org. Read the transcript of this […]

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In this episode, hear from Kathy Vitello, the Director of Operations at PLAN of MA & RI and Licensed Social Worker. Tune in as she discusses the importance of the on-staff social workers, AKA service coordinators, and real-life stories of how special needs trusts have been utilized at PLAN. To learn more go to planofma-ri.org. […]

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Who is PLAN of MA & RI? – with Joan McGrath

Date posted: August 8, 2021
Categories: Podcasts

In this episode, hear from Joan McGrath, the Executive Director at PLAN of MA & RI. Listen as she discusses PLAN and its history, what PLAN does as a Professional Trustee, and why someone would benefit from establishing a special needs trust with PLAN. To learn more go to planofma-ri.org. Read the transcript of the […]

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The PLAN for Special Needs Trusts -Trailer

Date posted: May 28, 2021
Categories: Podcasts

This informative podcast will delve into the world of Special Needs Trusts from the eye of a nonprofit 501©(3) Professional Trustee, the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of MA & RI. It will discuss what special needs trusts are, the different types of trusts, how to set a trust up with PLAN, and many other related […]

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