It’s Tax Season! What families of children with special needs should know.

Join us on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, for an important presentation on tax and financial issues relevant to parents of children with special needs, presented by Adnan Shamsi, a Consultant, Coach and Business Advisor, and the father of a child on the autism spectrum.


Rebecca School
40 East 30th At.
5th Floor
NYC, NY (Between Madison and Park Aves.)
6:00pm – 8:30pm

The event is free of charge but please RSVP below!

As parents of children with special needs, there’s a whole lot to know and a whole lot to do. We all work pretty hard don’t we? But sometimes there are a few things we know we could use a bit more help with. This time – it’s how to better understand and plan for how we and our children are impacted by Federal and State Tax policies. Scary? Confusing? It really doesn’t have to be, so join us to listen to a fellow NAA NYM member parent who will help provide clarity and save you hours of research – perfect timing for April 15th Tax Day!

Our speaker – Adnan Shamsi – provided two quotes that capture some common thoughts on taxes:

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”
– Will Rogers

“I’d like somebody to get rid of the death tax. That’s what I want. I don’t want to get taxed just because I died. I just don’t think it’s right. If I give something to my kid, I already paid the tax. Why should I have to pay it again because I died?”
– Whoopi Goldberg

As Adnan says, right now we know two obvious things about taxes: like Will Rogers says, when Congress meets the tax code gets more confusing, and like Whoopi says, parents pay plenty of taxes, but why tax our kids AFTER we die? So the goal for this workshop is to provide a forum to answer questions you have, and provide guidance on some relevant topics for the 2015/2016 tax season, including:

Adnan Shamsi is a Consultant, Coach and Business Advisor with offices in Princeton, NJ and New York City. He helps clients who seek greater levels of accomplishment & leadership, those desiring to make a meaningful impact and leave behind strong legacies. And those who struggle maintaining positive cash flow. Those who are talented and successful, yet feel STUCK (disorganized, lack motivation, not maximizing their strengths). Also those feeling overworked or just burned out.

He’s worked as a Corporate Finance Vice President with over 20yrs experience on both Wall Street and Main Street. He has lectured at the Princeton Evergreen Forum, NYU, various industry conferences, and special needs organizations for over the last 10 years, as both keynote and panelist.

Currently Adnan volunteers to teach Positive Psychology to home-schooled High School students at the Princeton Learning Cooperative; serves as President of the Thunderbird School of Global Management Alumni Association – Princeton Chapter, and serves on the board of the New York City Chapter as well; and serves on the Rutgers Alumni Leadership Council, and is passionate about mental health issues and suicide prevention and thus volunteers at the NAMI NJ – Mercer County Chapter.
Adnan thrives by taking the time to meditate, practice gratitude and mindfulness, and getting on his yoga mat on a regular basis, and he’s the very proud papa of a 17 year old High School student on the Autism Spectrum.
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