A Message From the Founder

My advocacy is rooted in two separate events which occurred 30 years apart. First, during the evening of August 23, 1975, I was trapped between two cars as a pedestrian. As a result of this accident, I sustained multiple fractures of the bones in my legs. The first hospital recommended amputation, so I asked to be transferred for a second opinion. Following the accident my right leg was in a full-leg cast for fourteen months, followed by an additional six months in a full-leg brace. Over a time-span of 41 years, I have had bone-grafts from both hips, my right tibia and fibula re-built twice, my right knee and right ankle replaced, my left knee capsule repaired and the tops of four toes on my right foot amputated. Through it all, with thanks for the support from a dedicated group of surgeons, family and friends, I accomplished my goal of skiing the French-speaking Alps. Today, I walk a little slower but it gives me a better view.

Then, on February 8, 2003, my son was born. Two years later he was diagnosed with autism. My understanding for the challenges of the physically disabled became an even deeper commitment as a parent. Facing challenges has become familiar territory.

Consequently, Special Needs Planning, LLC is committed to helping families face the challenges of tomorrow by helping them build a financial plan designed to help meet their needs. We believe that overcoming challenges is best accomplished with a team that shares a common goal and knows what steps are suitable and appropriate to find the right solution. Together, we can find solutions for you and your family.

Professionally, I have been interviewed by Financial Advisor magazine (Special Advice For Special Needs Parents, May 2016) the monthly, trade publication serving the financial services industry. Further, I have received recognition for my services to clients in Milwaukee Magazine. Additionally, I have been featured in Milwaukee Biz Times (His Calling - Financial Advisor Helps Families with Special Needs Children, 12/2009) and contributed an article for its February 2009 issue. I was also featured in The Business Journal of Milwaukee (Financial Planning for People with Special Needs, 12/2007).

Please know that I would welcome your call with any questions or requests at (414) 203-1932 or email at: johnston.robert@principal.com.

All the best,
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Robert S. Johnston, LUTCF
President/CEO