WGBY, the public television station in Springfield, Mass., recently premiered “Autism: Coming of Age,” an hour-long documentary sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.

MassMutual, Springfield, announced plans to sponsor the documentary, which was produced by Catherine Sager, about a year ago, to help draw attention to the need for special needs planning.

MassMutual has worked with the American College to develop a Chartered Special Needs Consultant designation program to help prepare financial professionals to serve the many clients who have loved ones with special needs.

- Allison Bell

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