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  • By planning ahead and putting in place certain legal and financial arrangements you or your child with a disability can be cared for into the future.
  • Talk to a lawyer and financial advisor about what legal and financial arrangements suit your family situation.
  • To avoid confusion or conflict in the future, make sure that everything is written down clearly and any legal documents are prepared correctly.
  • Advance care planning can help the people close to you know the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want if you are unable to join the discussions.
  • There are many health and lifestyle decisions that you will need to make as you approach old age. Talk to your family about your needs and find out what support they can provide.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015