The special education system has lots of new terms and acronyms. Read on for an overview of what you need to know.
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.
Searching online for ’Should I medicate my child?’ yields about 1,880,000 results. If you are like me, you skim the headlines and maybe click on a few, trying to discern what is ‘real’. We want to hear from someone we can relate to, who has similar values. Maybe someone who understands our individual children and […]
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.
Don’t forget this on your back-to-school checklist for your child with a developmental disability!
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.