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.
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.
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.
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. […]
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. […]