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Promoting Independence and Inclusion

Mar 1, 2021
In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March to be observed as “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.” This milestone proclamation called upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people...

Anxiety’s Spiking: Here’s How to Help Our Students

Feb 8, 2021
BY GUEST BLOGGER: HOWARD MARGOLIS COVID-19 has caused untold numbers of America’s students (and family members, teachers, and school support staff) to suffer mild to severe anxiety. Some will be...

Emotional Disabilities: 504 and IDEA Eligibility Determination

Feb 1, 2021
Do you have a child with emotional issues who struggles or refuses to go to school, or who is unable to complete homework despite having the cognitive ability to do...

Make 2021 the Year you Act to Protect your Family’s Future

Jan 1, 2021
January is the start of a new year, bringing new hopes and possibilities. It’s also National Financial Wellness Month, a great time to make sure you have a comprehensive estate...

Thank you, Covid19—now my child has anxiety! What’s next?

Dec 30, 2020
By Mariann Crincoli, Esq. Pandemics can be stressful and COVID19 has proved no different. Fear and anxiety about the disease, feelings of isolation and loneliness, social distancing, drastic changes in...

Happy Birthday, IDEA!

Dec 1, 2020
December 2nd is National Special Education Day, commemorating the anniversary of the nation’s first federal special education law. The Education for All Handicapped Children’s Act was signed into law on...

Epilepsy and the Classroom

Nov 3, 2020
As a parent, you know that for a child with epilepsy, a seizure disorder can seriously impact their success in the classroom. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the...

Practice, Predictability, and Patience.

Oct 1, 2020
HELPING KIDS WITH SENSORY ISSUES ADJUST TO MASK-WEARING Most people have adjusted to wearing a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the strange and new feeling of a mask against...

It’s Back to School – One Way or Another

Aug 31, 2020
Whether or not we feel ready, the start of another school year is here. The big difference this year, of course, is the COVID-19 virus. Some school districts will open...

Returning to the Classroom under COVID: A Planning Checklist

Aug 31, 2020
When children walk into their classrooms this fall, many things will look different. Since familiarity helps children feel secure, the changes necessary to safeguard everyone from COVID-19 may upset or...