Special Needs Planning
Through Eli’s Village

The Bridge to the Life Imagined


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Disability Impacts Every Aspect of Life, Our Response Does the Same

You don’t have to plan for your family’s future alone.

We are here to walk beside you. Where you find uncertainty, we offer expertise. Where you find overwhelming lists of resources and networks, we offer clarity.

We know this because we are special needs parents ourselves. We know how difficult and time-consuming it is to acquire, coordinate, and manage the seemingly endless list of resources and services that you and your family need, all while juggling other full-time responsibilities. 

At Eli’s Village, we created a better way. We integrate services and resources required by your family into a singular life plan to realize your life imagined.

Imagine, a Lifetime of Exceptional

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A Lifetime of Special Needs

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

It's time for public school! Look into getting an IEP for your child.

Start thinking about your child's transition to adulthood!

Your precious little one is now legally an adult!

Many supports are gone now — what's next for your child?

Is your retirement plan inclusive of what you need, your exceptional needs child needs, and the needs of your other children and family members?

Are you a caretaker for aging parents as well?

This is where you think about leaving enough funds for the life you have created for your exceptional needs child and your other children as well, in case of your death or disability.

What To Expect —

The Life Imagined

When a child is born, all parents have hopes and dreams for their future. Disability may impact these dreams because it puts parents on a less familiar path. We wholeheartedly reject the assumption that disability must determine the course of life. Every child and family can live the life they imagined. At Eli’s Village we intimately understand the complex web of challenges involved in building that life.

Our village of support makes it possible.

How We Create Your Village of Support

Eli’s Village is the hub in building your team of support. We are a lifelong partner for your special needs family. Think of us as your personal planner: regularly meeting with you, keeping track of every aspect of your life plan, adjusting the plan as life changes, advocating for you through our partnerships.

Your family receives private case management, financial planning, legal services, and tax planning through a family office model. Our services are individualized and targeted, resulting in a comprehensive life plan that allows the entire family to live the life imagined.

We embrace a lifetime commitment to your family.

A Family Office Model

The Eli’s Village team is a central resource for you. Our services include (but are not limited to):

  • Special needs planning 
  • Private case management
  • Therapies
  • Schooling
  • Respite Care
  • In-home supports
  • Community based supports
  • Funding to pay for resources
  • Legal Planning
  • Obtaining and maintaining services
  • Estate planning
  • Wills and trusts
  • Tax planning
  • Accessing Government benefits
  • Medical insurance 
  • Microboards
  • Digital resources and events

Of children reported having a disability in 2014.


Americans were providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs in 2020.

55 million +

People reported having a severe disability in 2014.

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Our Village of Professionals

Kristin Carleton, AAMS

Vice President, Financial Planning & Investments Co-Director, Eli’s Village

Kathy Matthews, Ph.D.

Vice President, of Family Support and Services Planning Co-Director, Eli’s Village

Charles (Chuck) Clement, CLU, CPCU

President, Business Planning, Operations, Eli’s Village

Take Your First Steps Toward a Life Imagined

Raising your special needs child comes with tremendous joy as well as unique challenges.

Let Eli’s Village help you focus on your family’s success. Schedule a consultation to realize the life imagined and start creating a lifetime of memories.

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