Founder and President
Andrew has been with us since the beginning and is the creator of Planning Across the Spectrum. Andrew is an advocate throughout Connecticut and throughout New England for Autism awareness as well as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and co-founder of Talcott Financial Group in Farmington, CT.
Andrew received his autism diagnosis late in life which answered a lot of questions about struggles he experienced growing up and as a young adult. Having had this experience, he has now dedicated himself to aiding the autism community, utilizing his certifications and skills in the financial world, and his own knowledge of an individual living with autism to help people on the spectrum and/or their families and caregivers plan for their future. He as personally experienced many medical, social, educational, legal, vocational, and relational issues that he can now aid his clients with while understanding that every situation is unique. He provides guidance for life decisions and resources that are available that may not be known about or easily accessible for average citizens. He helps individuals navigate the realities of living in a world that can be complicated to pilot with special needs.
Andrew has spent the past several years studying and qualifying himself in special needs based financial planning as a Behavioral Financial Advisor (BFA™), Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®), and an Associated Estate Planner (AEP®) among his other designations. He is also active with Autism Services & Resources Connecticut as a member of their board. In his spare time, Andrew likes to tinker with electronics, travel, and bike ride. He lives in the Farmington Valley with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
Andrew wants nothing more than to work with you to make living with autism a positive experience in spite of the struggles. Let someone who really cares and knows, help you today.
Andrew is the Founder and President of Planning Across the Spectrum. Andrew is a passionate advocate for autism awareness in his community. He’s also very passionate about his work as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and has always worked toward helping his clients work toward financial security both currently and in their future. Putting both of these interests together, Andrew was inspired to start Planning Across the Spectrum whose core mission is to provide a service creating financially secure paths for individuals and families with special needs.
Andrew understands the difficulty and stigma that many individuals face with special needs. Having received his Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult, many questions about the struggles he had experienced both growing up and as a young adult were answered. Through this experience, Andrew knew that he wanted to do something to work with the special-needs community to provide answers and security in the financial world to anyone who could benefit from his experience. He took time to educate himself in any and everything he could to help in this underserved community and now dedicates himself to aiding within it.
Utilizing his education, certifications, and passion for the financial world along with his personal experiences and knowledge which one can only obtain with this first-hand experience, Andrew provides a unique planning perspective for those with special needs, caregivers, and their families. While most people claim they understand what someone is going through, Andrew has lived it. He has experienced the medical, social, educational, legal, vocational, and relational issues that come with being a member of the autism community. Due to this, he can now provide specialized aid and knowledge to his clients, and most importantly, he understands that every situation is unique.
At Planning Across the Spectrum, Andrew takes pride in the fact that he founded a company designed for more than just Financial Planning, but to provide guidance for life decisions and resources that may not be known of or easily accessible. The Planning Across the Spectrum approach aids clients in navigating the realities of living in a world that can be complicated to pilot for someone with special needs.
The passion Andrew has for financial planning has resulted in numerous degrees and certifications. Andrew earned a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) has achieved the distinction of being a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™). He also has certifications as a Behavioral Financial Advisor(BFA™), Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®), and an Associated Estate Planner (AEP®) among his other designations. He is active with Autism Services & Resources Connecticut as a member of their board. As a business owner, husband, and father Andrew does not get much spare time, but when he does, he enjoys tinkering with electronics, travel, and bike rides. He resides in the Farmington Valley with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Andrew M Komarow, ChSNC