How to plan a secure future for children with mental handicaps

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Looking serious under her thick fringe of bangs, Susannah Eversman talks about her big plans for the future. Maybe she’ll attend college in California, she volunteers, or perhaps tour with a rock band. But Susannah, 20, is also pretty happy with the present. Born with Down syndrome, she lives with her family in a substantial brick house in Naperville, Ill., has a serious boyfriend, and works part-time at a job she loves, busing tables at a local restaurant.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, April 1, 2000 archived article OR check with your public library