We can help by creating a vision and a plan
Pam Spiering and Deana Czaban, Lifetime Planning Specialists, are here to help you one step at a time, to create a plan and put supports in place to ensure your loved ones have the brightest future possible.
How We Can Help
Creating a vision and plan in the early years through age 17
- Legal/Estate Planning
- Wills, Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts
- Keeping Good Records
- Getting the most out of their education
- Understanding Medicaid waivers
Upon Turning 18
- Explore decision making options
- Power of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directive
- Guardianship, Supported Decision Making
- Social Security: SSI and SSDI
Upon Graduation or Turning age 22
- Employment and Volunteering
- Working with DARS and the CSB
- Community Inclusion and Social Engagement
- Healthy Relationships
- Interactions with Police
- Internet dangers
- Public, Shared, Supported
What is Your Dream for your Loved One?
Where will they live and work?
How will they manage their money and medical care?
How will they get around the community?
How will their financial needs be met?
How will you ensure they are happy and safe?
Services billed at $150.00/ hour
We can help you prioritize next steps.
Pam retired from Loudoun County Public Schools after 30 years of service. She started her career supporting students with disabilities in the classroom. She primarily worked with students with more significant disabilities of all ages.
After 13 years in the classroom, Pam became the Parent Coordinator at the Loudoun County Public Schools Parent Resource Center. Parent Resource Services mission is to support families whose children are struggling at home, school or the community and may have a disability. She continued in that position until her retirement.
In her role at Parent Resource Services, Pam provided support to families in a variety of ways which included presentations on topics of interest to parents of children with disabilities, as well as phone and in person consultations regarding special education services, information and referrals to LCPS staff and community agencies, and assistance with transition planning.
As a parent of three children with disabilities, she has gained knowledge through firsthand experience as she navigated both school and community resources to support their needs. She has a particular interest in transition planning for “life after high school” for youth and adults with disabilities. This includes public benefits, estate planning, employment, recreation, transportation and housing.
Pam received the Loudoun County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee’s Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education Award in 2012 and The Beth Mills Service Award from the Arc of Loudoun in 2017.
She lives in Leesburg with her husband, two sons and dogs Izzy and Josie.
Deana received her Bachelor’s degree from Denison University in Sociology and her Master’s degree in Management from The Pennsylvania State University. Her early career was in Human Resource Management.
In 2001, Deana’s eldest child was diagnosed with a developmental disability. Shortly after, she became active in the Special Education Advisory Committee for Loudoun County Public Schools. She served on the Committee for over 14 years and as Chair for 3 years. Deana served on the Career & Transition sub-committee, responsible for identifying unmet needs of students with disabilities in the area of transition planning, and making recommendations to the School Board.
Deana was also appointed to an ad hoc committee on Special Education by the LCPS School Board in 2018. The committee spent a year reviewing Special Education policies and developing recommendations to the School Board. Deana has also served as the emcee for “When the Bus Stops Coming – Life after High School” event that LCPS Transition department offers each year, sharing resources and information with parents on the journey through high school and into adulthood.
In 2019, Deana was hired by Loudoun County Public Schools as a Parent Liaison at a high school. In this role, she works collaboratively with parents/guardians, teachers and counselors to connect them with resources both in school and the community.
Deana’s first hand experience raising a child with a disability has shaped her skills and interest in transition planning, community supports & services, sibling care, housing and employment.
Deana is active in her community, volunteering at church, and most recently facilitating a monthly parent support & information group for parents who have a child or young adult with a disability. She lives Western Loudoun County with her husband and two daughters.