TRUSTEE: Whether private or court appointed, the trustee is bound by the terms of the trust.  The trustee must administer the trust and safeguard the assets by making prudent decisions regarding investments, real estate and all other assets, while maintaining on open line of communication and reporting with the beneficiaries.

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST: Devised to serve the needs of a disabled person to enhance their lives over and above other government benefits they might be receiving.  The trustee oversees and administers the assets placed in the trust for the person with disabilities.