Special Needs Financial Planning (S1E06) -

Special Needs Financial Planning (S1E06)

In this episode, I’m joined by Kathryn Bryan, a Special Needs Financial Planner based in Northeast Ohio. Kathryn dives into the essential topic of planning for the future when you have a child with a disability. From utilizing government benefits to specialized trust funds, Kathryn provides invaluable insights to help secure a strong financial future for your family, regardless of your situation. If the idea of financial planning is overwhelming or you think it’s impossible, this episode is for you.

About Kathryn Bryan:

Kathryn Bryan, Ph.D., originally from Medina, Ohio, is a behavioral neuroscience graduate with a diverse career trajectory. After completing her B.S. in psychology at Baldwin Wallace University and later her M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at various esteemed institutions. Eventually, she shifted gears to financial planning and joined Skylight Financial Group. Specializing in various planning groups, she works with physicians, scientists, families with special needs, businesses in transition, and the LGBTQ community.

Katy has received multiple accolades including Skylight’s Rising Leader Award and has been actively involved in community service. She serves on several boards and is particularly involved with organizations focused on aging and special needs. She was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business as a “Forty Under 40” honoree in 2016 and was a contestant in the Cleveland Leadership Accelerate in 2021. She is married to Mark and they have two children.

Contact Kathryn Bryan: Click Here

About Rob Gorski and The Autism Dad podcast:

Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.

Connect with Rob Gorski: https://theautismdad.com

Mentioned in this episode:

Kaboose:

Are you or someone you know autistic or neurodiverse? Then you’ve got to check out Kaboose. It’s not just an app; it’s a safe community where you can find and interact with friends who really get you. When you se up your profile, you can list your special interests—whether that’s gaming, Dr. Who, animals, or even crocheting. Kaboose uses these interests to match you with like-minded people.

Worried about cyberbullying? Kaboose is building out a sophisticated AI tool designed to monitor for it because safety is a top priority. And their vision doesn’t stop there; they’re planning features for skill-building, mentoring, and job matching too.

For our younger friends under 13, just talk to your parents first. If you’re concerned about screen time? Remember, this is more than just an app; it’s a safe space where your neurodivergent kiddos can genuinely be themselves, connect with others and feel accepted.  That’s so important because everyone deserves to feel accepted.. And hey parents, that goes for you too. Kaboose is a great way for you to connect with other parents and find support as well.

So why wait? Download the at kaboose.app and start building your tribe today.

Quiet Mind:

Introducing The Original Weighted Pillow by Quiet Mind, an innovative tool for easing anxiety, stress, ADHD, and sensory processing disorder symptoms. This compact alternative to weighted blankets is created by Mikey Goldman, who himself deals with ADHD and anxiety. It’s a portable companion, providing an instant calming effect. Unlike large weighted blankets, this soft, easy-to-move pillow won’t make you too hot or claustrophobic. Using Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS), it offers the benefits of weighted blankets in a smaller, portable format, ideal for children with autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder. Consider it a stress ball for your body – hold it, hug it, and let your mind relax.

For more information, visit onequietmind.com and use the code “theautismdad” at checkout to save 15%

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