Barbara is a National Social Security Advisor who brings a broad base of experience in planning for, and meeting the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. Having worked for many years in legal assistance for law firms specializing in estate planning and probate, Barbara applies extensive knowledge of both legal and medical considerations required in the process of special needs long-term planning. Prior to starting Solutions for Special Needs Families, Barbara was Director of Admissions for Marbridge Foundation in Austin for eight years. She traveled across Texas and the United States connecting with and learning from a wide variety of professionals and the families they serve.
At Solutions for Special Needs Families, Barbara and her team listen to families’ concerns for their loved one’s current and future needs. This is the first step in planning for the family’s immediate needs and long-term goals. Solutions for Special Needs Families can then determine how best to assist the family. Some families need help by filing an SSI application, appealing a denial of SSI benefits, receiving guidance on how to receive the maximum SSI benefit, or what steps to take if their disabled adult child is working and needs help securing ways to keep from losing benefits. If the family has needs outside of Solutions for Special Needs Families’ scope of work, Barbara and her team are able to strategically partner with specialized professionals throughout the state to meet those needs.