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Exceptional Lives will present our new, free Resource Directory and How-To Guides to attendees at the 2nd annual Boston Public Schools Transition Conference this June.

The Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children, youth, and their families. Please join them for a day of connecting, learning, and sharing with families and professionals from across Massachusetts.

Doctors listening to child's heart

The US Medicaid program requires that all states must screen and treat Medicaid-eligible children for mental health issues. But that wasn’t always the case in Massachusetts.

Affordable Care Act patient book

The House Republicans passed a bill last week to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. While the bill must still obtain Senate approval to move forward, it contains several provisions that are concerning to the disability community.

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A note from the team at Learning Prep School in Newton, MA:

Know a child struggling with a learning disability? So do we.

Learning Prep School provides an individualized, language-based program to students ages 8-22 with complex learning profiles including expressive/receptive language challenges, autism spectrum disorder, and social communication disorder. …

Child in hospital bed

As I mentioned in this recent post, giving time to your special needs child’s siblings each day is important. But what happens when emergency strikes? How do you balance time with each of your children when a hospitalization or medical emergency comes into play?

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World Autism Awareness Day
March 31, 2017
United Nations, New York City  

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” – Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Four years ago, my oldest son was diagnosed with autism. Soon after, our family moved from Atlanta to Boston. We did not live near any family or friends when we moved to the South Shore. Fortunately, we found a practice near us that specialized in the services Jack needed in those early days. The practice was open,

Today we are pleased to publish our new user-friendly Exceptional Lives Resource Directory, a searchable online database of disability programs and providers in Massachusetts.

College Students and Teacher on Campus

For many families, creating a college plan for a child with disabilities is a challenging process. Finding the right school that addresses your child’s specific needs requires a great deal of research. The added layer of costs for higher education makes for a more stressful experience. However, these 6 college scholarships can help bring financial relief for students with learning disabilities in or applying to college.