Who We Are
Our goal at Special Assistance Network is to connect the community of Special Needs people and families, and those with physical and neurological development challenges, with resources to assist them and their families to improve their quality of life and connect them with others who care and want to help.
Why Does It Matter
Parents who have children or adults with Special Needs can be overwhelmed by misinformation and ineffective treatments looking for a "cure," but we believe people of Special Needs represent a life-long condition. We look to support and aid those Special Needs individuals and their families and to enable and assist their quality of life for the people affected and the people who love them the most.
Ann O'Keeffe Rogers - Executive Director
Joseph A. Rodgers III - Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations
Jeffrey J. Seward, Esq. - General Counsel and Administration/Compliance/Risk Officer
Cynthia A. Seward - Creative Director
Kayleigh Hair - Graphic Designer
Based on the core values of Education, Endowment and Empowerment, Special Assistance Network is a top-level resource network and safety net for families with Special Needs individuals. This Special Assistance Network is based on Integrity, Compassion and Devotion to families who are in need of financial, educational and respite support. We seek to help families with the often cumbersome bureaucracies that limit their access to fundamental services that are vital to their health and wellbeing. In this manner, Special Assistance Network is and will continue to be a trusted community partner for all families nationwide.
EDUCATION, ENDOWMENT & EMPOWERMENT
We seek to educate the community of families with Special Needs about useful and valuable programs and providers. Any program discussed or recommended by Special Assistance Network (SAN) through any materials or this website will have been researched, interviewed, reviewed and vetted by SAN on behalf of the Special Needs community.
We seek to educate and assist the community about planning for the future and professionally setting up the appropriate financial arrangements. This includes estate planning documents for the creation of a sound financial plan that provides a dedicated support structure for people with Special Needs. This support structure may enhance the eligibility for government programs, needed immediately or in the future, so it will protect that loved one with Special Needs while attempting to preserve his or her maximum possible autonomy.
We seek to empower the Special Needs person, though proper financial planning and the creation of the appropriate individualized plan for the family, directly considering all the factors surrounding the Special Needs person and the family’s circumstances. Our goal is to set up the proper support structure to provide security and peace of mind for the family and as much autonomy as possible for the Special Needs family member. This may include, but is not limited to the use of: trusts, various forms of life insurance, qualified personal residences, ABLE account advice, Guardian Advocate assistance, or whatever is suitable or applicable for the individual and the family.
INITIALLY, THESE SERVICES ARE BEING OFFERED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. AS WE GROW THE NETWORK, HOWEVER, WE PLAN TO EXPAND THE COVERAGE AREA TO OTHER APPLICABLE REGIONS.
We seek to build a network to provide resources and recommendations to enhance the daily life and work life for Special Needs individuals and their families. All individuals need to feel they can contribute something and all individuals deserve to have the reasonable opportunity to do that. We aspire to assist Special Needs individuals, of any age, with quality services to enable them to accomplish their goals and gain autonomy.