My child was diagnosed with a disability over the summer. I’ve been reading about IEP and 504 plans but can’t figure out the difference. Can you explain?
I learned early in my career as a child development therapist that the parent is the expert about their child. When a child and parent came into my office for visual spatial/cognitive therapy, or when I went to homes to provide DIR/Floortime, I thought about this parent-as-expert concept. I’ve always been drawn to supporting parents […]
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.
According to the Census Bureau, there are nearly 57 million people living with disabilities in the United States. Thirty percent of American adults help provide care for a sick or disabled family member. Caregivers provide physical and emotional support for the people in their care. It’s a demanding job with its stresses and rewards, but […]
Wednesday, January 18 The Boston Police Department (BPD) will share resources and answer questions from families of people with special needs, as part of an ongoing series of forums aimed at promoting trust between local police officers and the disability community.The Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, welcomes parents and caregivers to take part in the […]
Haverhill, January 11, 2017 — This workshop is for those exploring various living options for their adult family member with a disability. Adult Family Care (AFC) is a MassHealth-funded program that supports and financially assists live-in caregivers for those who are unable to live alone and are eligible for either MassHealth or Medicaid.
INTEREST PERIOD—January 8-January 31 The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education & The Department of Developmental Services (DESE/DDS) Program helps provide in-home and community based therapeutic support to students ages 6-17. Eligible participants must show a need for services that prevent a restrictive, out of home residential placement. This program also helps support services for […]
Four years ago, I sat on the floor of a pediatric neurologist’s office holding my son in my lap while he confirmed what I already knew in my heart was true – my son has autism.