For all parents, a child’s future can be a cause for worry and anxiety. But for parents of children with disabilities, concern about the future is even more complicated because in some cases, a person’s disability affects his or her ability to be independent and financially secure as an adult.


For all parents, a child’s future can be a cause for worry and anxiety. But for parents of children with disabilities, concern about the future is even more complicated because in some cases, a person’s disability affects his or her ability to be independent and financially secure as an adult.

Questions such as “What happens after I’m gone?” take on new importance and a sense of immediacy. Therefore, planning for a child’s future is not something that can be postponed. 

Arrowhead West, Inc. invites you to join us Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m., 500 West Fowler, Medicine Lodge as Jeff Thorpe, president of Mariah Fund, presents a Special Needs Trust seminar.  This seminar will provide a general overview of strategies for parents and others to plan for their own future and for their family members with special needs. 

A Special Needs Trust allows a disabled beneficiary to receive gifts, lawsuit settlements or other funds while not losing their eligibility for certain government programs. Setting up a Special Needs Trust today ensures that loved ones will have the support they need throughout their lives. 

Arrowhead West, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support services to children and adults with developmental disabilities in a 14 county area across Kansas since 1976. Offices are located in Dodge City, Medicine Lodge, Pratt, Kinsley, and Wichita. The agency has touched the lives of over 1,055 clients in the past year and employs over 235 staff members.

Arrowhead West, Inc. is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the tools necessary to live in their community. An essential step is to find solutions today that will meet your loved one’s needs and goals in the future.

For more information on a Special Needs Trust and to sign up for the seminar contact Nadine Lampe, Development Manager at (620) 227-8803.