Know Your Life Planning Rights for an ASD Family Member

Michael Sanders and Lisa Rudley will describe the intricacies of financial, economic, legal, and practical planning that each family should explore to ensure all the rights and needs are met for the entire family. Government benefits on how to obtain and maintain appropriate coverage will be discussed. They will take you through a real-life case study demonstrating how thorough planning can help you avoid the potential pitfalls of little or lack of planning.

Michael Sanders, MBA

Michael Sanders is President of Clark Dodge Asset Management. He has over 19 years of experience. Prior to Clark Dodge, he was Managing Director and Director of Sales with a NY Investment Advisory Firm where he was responsible for the Client Advisory and Business Development teams. Michael’s oldest child was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at 2 years old and is now in all mainstream classes and extracurricular activities through the help of biomedical interventions and behavioral therapies.

Lisa Rudley, MBA

Lisa B. Rudley, Vice President of Private Client Services for Clark Dodge Asset Management, brings over 15 years of financial investment services expertise. As a parent of a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Lisa has a comprehensive understanding of the "Special Needs" community. Lisa’s son has significantly improved through the help of holistic and rehabilitative therapies. Lisa serves on the boards of EBCALA and NAA NY Metro Chapter and co-leads the NAA Westchester group.