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Focus on the Future is a podcast for caregivers and families supporting people with disabilities. In each episode, a conversation about the journey of discovering our best life and how to achieve it. While exploring legal, financial, and quality of life structures, Focus on the Future will help you get back to what matters most: living a fulfilling and meaningful life that is defined by you. Focus on the Future is a podcast of The Arc Minnesota, a non-profit organization advocating for folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Focus on the Future launches on October 15!

Focus on the Future is a podcast for caregivers and families supporting people with disabilities. In each episode, a conversation about the journey of discovering our best life and how to achieve it. While exploring legal, financial, and quality of life structures, Focus on the Future will help you get back to what matters most: living a fulfilling and meaningful life that is defined by you. Focus on the Future is a podcast of The Arc Minnesota, a non-profit organization advocating for folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Focus on the Future launches on October 15!
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United States

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Focus on the Future is a podcast for caregivers and families supporting people with disabilities. In each episode, a conversation about the journey of discovering our best life and how to achieve it. While exploring legal, financial, and quality of life structures, Focus on the Future will help you get back to what matters most: living a fulfilling and meaningful life that is defined by you. Focus on the Future is a podcast of The Arc Minnesota, a non-profit organization advocating for folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Focus on the Future launches on October 15!

Language:

English

Contact:

(952) 920-0855


Episodes

Episode 5: Reach Financial Goals with ABLE

12/2/2019
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In 2014, President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, better known as ABLE. The ABLE Act allows for people with disabilities to save money without disrupting their benefits. On Episode 5 of Focus on the Future, host Allycia Wolff chats with Katie McDermott about ABLE Accounts. Katie is the Self-Advocate Associate at The Arc Minnesota. In their conversation, they talk about how ABLE can keep you financially secure and living the life that you choose. About...

Duration:00:19:07

Episode 4: How to Make Financial Planning Powerful, Not Painful with Roger Grumdahl

11/19/2019
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In future planning, we talk about the three-legged stool: legal, financial, & quality of life. In episode 4 of Focus on the Future, we are talking about financial planning. Listen as host Allycia Wolff talks with Roger Grumdahl. Roger is a financial planner and the father of Krista, his adult daughter with special needs. In this episode, he walks us through what financial planning looks like and how it can be a powerful experience and a great gift that you can give your family. About Roger...

Duration:00:33:17

Episode 3: The Power of Choice in a Good Life

11/5/2019
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Episode 3 of Focus on the Future is about quality of life. In this episode, host Allycia Wolff talks with Tori Hickenbotham-Westeren. Tori is The Arc Minnesota's Chief Planning & Program Officer. In their conversation, Allycia and Tori discuss what makes a good life, and how parents and caregivers can take steps to ensure their child is safe and happy. Also in this episode, Allycia has a conversation with Dan Hood. Dan is the founder of HoodWave Disability Radio, a podcast by people with...

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 2: Understanding Special Needs Legal Planning with Jason Shellack

10/22/2019
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In Episode 2, host Allycia Wolff talks with attorney Jason Shellack. As Executive Director of the Autism Advocacy & Law Center, Jason shares his expertise on special needs estate planning. In this episode, Allycia and Jason dive into the various trusts and wills that financially and legally prepare you for the future. About the Autism Advocacy & Law Center Since 2009, the Autism Advocacy & Law Center has provided high-quality, cost-effective legal services to individuals with disabilities...

Duration:00:27:55

Episode 1: Starting Future Planning with the Kadwell Family

10/22/2019
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In Episode 1, host Allycia Wolff interviews the Kadwell family from New Brighton, MN. Worried about what it would mean when their son Micah became a legal adult, Nicole and Frank came to The Arc Minnesota during Micah’s senior year of high school. They developed a person-centered plan through our FutureLife Options program. In this episode, the Kadwell family talks about the planning process and the emotions and fears they overcame. Questions? You can find more information about Focus on...

Duration:00:24:27

Episode 0: One Small Step Towards Future Planning

9/12/2019
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“My hope is that this podcast will give people the information that they need to take that step forward … Because future planning doesn’t have to be scary and paralyzing. It can be hopeful and can have forward progress.” Episode Zero of Focus on the Future is an introductory episode. In this episode, our host Allycia Wolff introduces herself and The Arc Minnesota, and shares her hopes for the podcast. She also explains what future planning is and why it is important to you. At the end of...

Duration:00:10:09