Holidays are a time for family and gratitude. For family members who we see only a few times a year, it can be hard for them to understand our unique experiences as parents of children with disabilities – and it can be easy for them to make judgment on us, our relationships with our […]
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The goal of NDEAM is to raise awareness about disability employment issues and share the value that people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities. Whether you are a parent, job-seeker, employer, or friend, here are three ideas to help you get involved this month.
Planning for your adult child with disabilities involves thinking about how she or he can live their best full life in the community. If your child needs both a place to live and daily support, they have options.
Supported decision-making is an alternative to guardianship. It allows a person with a disability to make their own decisions with support from a team of people they trust instead of having someone else make decisions for them.
While we can’t tell you what to do, we think you should check out ABLE Accounts. This is an account that allows you to put in up to $15,000 a year and earn tax-free interest. This money will not affect your eligibility for government benefits like SSI and state-based health insurance (up to a limit […]
SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. This is money from the federal government that is available for children and adults with disabilities with low income and few resources. You must apply and qualify to receive this money. We wrote a blog about SSI and how to qualify a couple of months ago. Read more here. SSDI […]
What is Transition? Life is full of transitions. Moving, changing jobs, and preparing for a next step are examples we experience all the time.
New regulations increase the amount you can be reimbursed for independent educational evaluations (IEEs). An IEE is a tool parents can use when they disagree with an evaluation the school district has conducted. They can request that a psychologist, therapist, or other provider outside – or independent from – the school district conduct their own […]