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Protect the future of developmentally disabled individuals in your family

May 14, 2024

Join St. Coletta's Parent Association for informative meeting on guardianships, estate planning

St. Coletta’s Parent Association (SPA) will host an informational meeting June 12, providing crucial insights into guardianships, succession plans and estate planning for individuals with developmental disabilities.


Join Association President Jack Angelus, an attorney and parent of a special needs adult, as he leads a discussion about the unique challenges faced by parents, guardians and relatives of children and adults with developmental disabilities when it comes to planning for their future.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the legal and financial aspects involved in ensuring the well-being and security of their loved ones.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. June 12 in St. Coletta’s cafeteria.

“We recognize the importance of empowering families with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the complexities of guardianships, succession plans and estate planning,” said CEO Heather Benedick. “This session will provide a supportive environment for parents, guardians and relatives to learn from experts and share their experiences.”

Topics to be covered during the session include:

·         Understanding the legal framework of guardianships and its implications

·         Creating effective succession plans to ensure continuity of care

·         Exploring estate planning options tailored to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities

The event is open to all parents, guardians and relatives of children and adults served by St. Coletta’s of Illinois. Whether they are just beginning to navigate these important decisions or seeking to update existing plans, attendees will find valuable guidance and support.

“We encourage all members of our community to join us for this informative session where they can gain valuable insights and connect with others facing similar challenges,” said Benedick

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