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.
Unique Needs Require Specialized Knowledge.
Autism is something that we are no strangers to at Planning Across the Spectrum. It has touched all of us here in one way or another. We know the challenges that it can present firsthand and how overwhelming it can seem at times. There can be pain, fear, and uncertainty but fear not because while there are challenges, we also know that autism just means different, not less.
We know that you or your dependent are more than just a diagnosis. Everyone’s journey is their own with autism and each of us experience the world differently from one another.
The reason we understand is because we’ve been there ourselves . Our team’s knowledge has been obtained not only though education and work, but personal experience.
Our mission is to help anyone individual and/or the care teams of those with autism to feel financially free. We are here to help autistic individuals enhance their quality of life while walking the path of financial independence. We work as part of the care team rather than for the care team. We aim to create long-term relationships to journey with you through each phase of life.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Andrew M Komarow, ChSNC