June 2016

How to Choose Daycare for Your Special Needs Child 

When it comes to your special needs child, you only want the best - especially when it comes to choosing their childcare provider while you are at work or fulfilling other obligations. But how do you choose the best daycare for special needs kids? Read on for tips! 

What Is a Court-Ordered Special Needs Trust?

You may know that you need to set up a special needs trust for your disabled child, but once you start doing your research, you'll find that there isn't just one type of special needs trust. What about court-ordered trusts? What are they exactly, and how are they useful? Keep reading to learn more with Alabama Family Trust. 
A Mother's Unexpected Gift

Jamie Bradford and her husband, Les, were thrilled to discover they were expecting their second child. Their firstborn had already brought them so much joy - and now he would have a sibling! Then came the ultrasound, and something was off. The baby had Down syndrome.
Read on to learn more about Jamie's experience as a mother to Gracie!    
Updates from the AFT Team

Recently, Doug Marshall was named Director of Community Relations for AFT, in addition to his title of Chief Financial Officer. Lesley Byars was also hired as Chief Taxation Officer and is responsible for the preparation and filing of trust returns. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is the primary contact for questions related to tax reporting, software, IRS and ADOR correspondence and research of complex tax issues.  

Alabama Family Trust named a finalist in the BBJ's Nonprofit Awards
Alabama Family Trust, a pooled special needs nonprofit 501(c)3 trust that invests and protect assets of persons with disabilities, has been selected as a finalist in the Birmingham Business Journal's 2016 Nonprofit Awards. 
AFT is being recognized in the $1 million to $2 million category of the Nonprofit Awards, which honors Birmingham's top nonprofits and charitable organizations. AFT will be recognized at the BBJ's Nonprofit Awards ceremony on June 23 at Regions Field. Keep reading
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