What’s in a name?

Is there a difference between a Special Needs and Supplemental Needs Trust? Day-to-Day with ACT Our day-to-day special needs trust services include, but are not limited to: Supervising all aspects of the trust and at all times acting in the beneficiary’s best interests; Offering a line of [...]

What’s in a name?2021-10-05T09:48:48-04:00

New Name for ACT – Ardent Community Trust of Pennsylvania

Greetings, As the Executive Director of ACT, I want to thank you for your confidence in ACT for the management and oversight of your Special Needs Trust. I also am excited to share news about ACT’s new name and our shared vision for the future. ACT’s mission remains the same for two decades; [...]

New Name for ACT – Ardent Community Trust of Pennsylvania2020-12-04T14:22:19-05:00

Glossary of Terms

Not sure what Grantor or Settlor means? How about Inter vivos? I'm sure as you have investigated establishing a Special Needs Trust, you more than likely have discover terms that are unfamiliar. You want to create a trust for a loved one or help them create their own trust and that's where things get [...]

Glossary of Terms2020-02-11T11:20:45-05:00


In 2001 ACT was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in Pennsylvania for the purpose of administering a pooled special needs trust for the benefit of individuals with disabilities.  Over the years ACT also became Trustee for other special needs trusts, including Third Party Special Needs Trusts, which are funded with the assets of someone other than the Trust Beneficiary; Non-Pooled Special Needs Trusts, which are funded with assets belonging to the Trust beneficiary; and, educational special needs trusts.

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