Over the last few decades, the number of children diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other intellectual disorders has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68, according to the Centers for Disease Control (March 28, 2014). In addition to the psychological and financial implications of having a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, parents of special needs children are often unaware of the substantial tax benefits available to them and may forego many potential tax deductions and credits in determining their tax liability.
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