Special Needs Planning Basics
It’s difficult to know where to start with writing a letter of intent. The information provided here is designed to give you some ideas of what you might want to include, and we’ve provided a downloadable template to help you get started. Keep in mind that the letter of intent is not considered a legal document. However, it has the advantage of going beyond legal instruments to help caregivers and the courts better understand the person it is established for and their needs as well as your personal care wishes for them. Also, please treat your letter of intent as a “living” document, one you review and update regularly (at least yearly).
Here are some areas to consider when writing your letter of intent. They are not exclusive, but a good place to begin: