Disproportionality is the term used to describe the overrepresentation of a minority group in special education programs. The backdrop to the IEP meetings, consent forms, and evaluations is a law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This law sets forth the rights of students with disabilities in the public education system in the […]
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
As way to connect with our growing community, we continue to lead Guide workshops for parents and caregivers with children and adults with disabilities. We visit with support groups, parent groups, and other organizations in the disabilities community, so we can hear people’s concerns, questions, and perspectives firsthand.
Bostonian parents of children with special needs have a unique opportunity to meet other parents on Thursday, September 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Health Care for All and the Federation for Children with Special Needs are hosting this event at the Sullivan Square T Station to give parents a chance to share stories with each other and learn more about […]