Our Story

Our founder, Michael Pearce, is a special needs attorney who has helped thousands of parents plan for their family’s future. Witnessing their daily stress and turmoil over making lasting plans for their child’s lifetime care and protection, Michael understood that special needs parents needed much more than legal documents to accomplish their goals. 

Special needs parents needed help in getting through the day, the week, and life with special needs. Most of all, parents needed a real and practical way to let others know what to do for their child’s continuing care and protection after they were gone. 

Over the years, through those hundreds of meetings with parents, the idea of Vest was born – jotted down on a yellow post-it note that Michael kept on his computer monitor, beckoning daily for attention.

That post-it note sparked into reality upon Michael’s recognition that cloud technology held the key to helping parents and people living with disabilities navigate life with special needs. 

After years of development and with 100% “bootstrap” funding, Vest was launched as the world’s first special needs navigator in the cloud.

The response and support of our growing Vest community has been absolutely amazing!

Having the privilege of working for 20+ years with special needs families, one thing I know is true:  Everything I know about special needs, I learned from you. Thank you so much for enriching my life.