METDESK ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH WATERING CAN PRESS
NEW YORK, April 17, 2008
MetDESK®, MetLife’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids, announced that it is has entered into an alliance with Watering Can® Press to distribute The Special Needs Acceptance Book through MetDESK Specialists across the U.S.
"The Special Needs Acceptance Book is a valuable resource for families caring for children with special needs and MetDESK is proud to be offering it within our Specialists’ communities," says Brian Finn, Assistant Vice-President of MetDESK. "At MetLife, we are committed to creating understanding and supporting people with disabilities. This informative book helps children better understand friends who may have a disability and offers insight into the challenges they may face."
Written by Ellen Sabin, The Special Needs Acceptance Book, uses exercises and activities to teach children about special needs and encourages them to embrace differences with kindness.
The book was created with MetDESK’s assistance and is available through individual MetDESK Specialists.
"We are pleased to partner with MetDESK," says Sabin. "We share MetDESK’s mission to serve families of children with special needs and are proud to work together in support of this community by offering The Special Needs Acceptance Book as a tool to help show to all children that everyone likes to be accepted and understood."
MetDESK, MetLife’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids launched in 1998, is one of the first programs of its kind in the financial industry, and is a program that focuses on the concerns of families with children or dependents with special needs. For more information about MetDESK, visit the MetDESK Web site at www.metlife.com/desk.
MetDESK Specialists, who do not charge fees for the advice they provide families who have children or dependents with special needs, can help families address critical issues, including how to protect future government eligibility and ways in which a special needs trust can provide lifetime care. Any insurance or other financial products which may be needed to support the family's plans can be obtained through the MetDESK Specialist.
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About Watering Can® Press
Watering Can® Press publishes award-winning children's books that "grow kids with character." Their interactive, family-friendly, activity books engage children in experiences that nurture and inspire children as they grow into their roles as healthy, kind, confident, and caring adults. At the center of every book is…the CHILD who learns about important topics like tolerance, giving, role models, and self-esteem as they co-author their books as they explore, create, discuss, draw, and ultimately learn and grow. For more information, or to access free teacher's guides and other tools, please visit www.wateringcanpress.com.
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