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.
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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.
How many times have you said those words only to wonder how ‘fine’ you really are? Sometimes “I’m fine” because that is what I want to be, sometimes it’s because I think that’s what others want me to be, and sometimes it’s just the easiest response. Most times, it’s true: I am fine. Of course […]
Who will be sitting around the table at your child’s IEP team meeting? We’ve created this list to help you know who to expect to see as you head into your first IEP meetings of the year.
Don’t forget this on your back-to-school checklist for your child with a developmental disability!
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 […]
Showing up for an IEP meeting at your child’s school can feel intimidating, especially if you are the only person at the table who isn’t part of the school staff. Keep in mind that as the parent, you are an important part of the IEP team and you are also an expert in your child. […]
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