Without going into all of the possibly unhappy details, consider that when you execute your
plan for your special needs child you do not know if or under what circumstances your plan will
be carried out. You should use a personalized letter of intent, incorporated by reference into a
special needs trust, to give a wide range of your child’s personal information to the future
trustee or court. This letter is not binding, and should include details about people in your
child's life, doctors, care givers, your child's preferences, and any other information that will
help your child in the event you are unable to provide care for him or her.