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Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Why You Should Apply for a Medicaid Waiver

Medicaid waivers offer similar benefits of Medicaid, but with certain requirements waived. Here are the benefits of Medicaid waivers for those with special needs, the application process, and why you should apply now.

Special Needs Services That Can Be Claimed on a Tax Return

Special Needs Services That Can Be Claimed on a Tax Return

While we can’t give tax advice, we’ve got some expert tips on things to consider when itemizing your taxes. Many services and expenses you might not have realized could be tax deductible.

Berkshire Farm Center Appoints Assistant Director of Foster Care

Berkshire Farm Center Appoints Assistant Director of Foster Care

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, which provides services to youth and families in need on Long Island, recently appointed Kelly Rumm as the assistant director of the foster care program.

Sterling Optical of Nanuet Under New Ownership

Sterling Optical of Nanuet Under New Ownership

Sterling Optical, which has new owners, expanded its selection of glasses options for children in Nanuet.

Purchase College Expands Adult Continuing Education Program

Purchase College Expands Adult Continuing Education Program

Purchase College is expanding its adult continuing education program this fall with the addition of a tattoo illustration class and a new interior design class as part of its interior design certificate program.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Create a Positive Relationship with My Nanny?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Create a Positive Relationship with My Nanny?

The nanny-parent relationship is different from other working relationships. Learn how, in a few easy steps, to create a positive relationship with your nanny built on trust and communication.

Grief Counseling Offered for Kids & Teens

Grief Counseling Offered for Kids & Teens

Hearts & Crafts Grief Counseling recently moved to Hillsdale and began offering two new grief support groups: a support group for teens who have lost a parent, and a group for children who have lost a sibling.

Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers

Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers

Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan, recently opened a community office in Yonkers.

Your Driver Is Here Offers Car Service for Minors

Your Driver Is Here Offers Car Service for Minors

Your Driver Is Here, a unique car service, recently began offering rides in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The car service uses your own car to drive you where you need to go. The company also offers car service for minors.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising and having a global impact, but they will gain an invaluable sense of self-worth through helping other children across the world.

How to Soothe a Camera-Shy Child

How to Soothe a Camera-Shy Child

If your child isn't comfortable or gets upset about being in front of the camera, it can be difficult to get the photos you want. Here, a seasoned child photographer shares some secrets for calming camera-shy kids.

The Sunshine Gallery Retail and Consignment Store Opens in Nanuet

The Sunshine Gallery Retail and Consignment Store Opens in Nanuet

A retail and consignment store, The Sunshine Gallery opened in Nanuet in May. The store offers kids clothing, furniture, toys, shoes, and strollers, as well as maternity clothing. Owner Colleen Vanderhoef, a teacher at the Rockland Center for the Arts, also offers kids’ art classes at the store.

10 Things to Do if Your Pet is Lost

10 Things to Do if Your Pet is Lost

Paul Mann, founder and CEO of Fetch! Pet Care, shares 10 tips to help find your lost dog or cat, including going door to door and notifying pet shelters.

Home Medical Equipment Provider Moves to Kissena Boulevard

Home Medical Equipment Provider Moves to Kissena Boulevard

Silvercare, which provides patients with customized braces and other home medical equipment, recently moved to a new location on Kissena Boulevard.

Survey Shows Strong Tie Between Physical and Digital Security Risks

Survey Shows Strong Tie Between Physical and Digital Security Risks

ADT and McAffe recently released the results of a survey about the relationship between digital and physical security. The study shows that while 67 percent of smartphone users are password-protected, 49 percent of them admitted to sharing their password.

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Unified Parenting, located on the Upper West Side, offers nanny and parenting workshops, parenting webinars, and consultation services for common parenting issues to make sure your child's caregivers are all approaching child care the same way.

Ask the Expert: Do You Recommend Mediation for Divorcing Parents of a Child with Special Needs?

Ask the Expert: Do You Recommend Mediation for Divorcing Parents of a Child with Special Needs?

Many attorneys suggest mediation for parents who are divorcing. We asked H. Michael Stern, Esq., MSW, an attorney and certified mediator on Long Island, how mediation can help in a divorce, especially when a child with special needs is involved.

PayPal's Tips for Easy Holiday Shopping

PayPal's Tips for Easy Holiday Shopping

E-commerce pioneer PayPal offers tips for using PayPal in new ways to make your hectic holiday shopping easier.

Car Seat Installation Lessons at Your Home

Car Seat Installation Lessons at Your Home

Strapped In Car Seat Safety recently started offering its car seat installation services in the New York metro area. The service also offers child passenger safety lessons, car seat checks, and car seat installation at your home.

GE Educates Families to Prepare for Power Outages

GE Educates Families to Prepare for Power Outages

GE Generator Systems is educating families about proper emergency preparedness during National Preparedness Month.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Take the Best Photos of My Kids?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Take the Best Photos of My Kids?

Snap the best candid and posed shots of your kids at home with these tricks from a seasoned child photographer.

The Truth About Cats & Dogs: Myth vs. Reality

The Truth About Cats & Dogs: Myth vs. Reality

The American Kennel Club and The International Cat Association partnered to help pet owners separate fact from fiction with common misconceptions about cats and dogs.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent My Child From Growing Up Too Fast During a Divorce?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent My Child From Growing Up Too Fast During a Divorce?

After a divorce, children may worry about their parents and feel the need to take on adult responsibilities in the home. An expert offers advice on how to keep your children out of "grown-up problems" and help reduce their anxiety about the process.

How to Hire a Nanny During Back-To-School Season

How to Hire a Nanny During Back-To-School Season

SurePayroll offer tips and advice for hiring and paying a nanny for your child during the busy back-to-school season. Learn about the best resources for finding babysitters and childcare, how to pay your nanny, and tips for simplifying the nanny search.

Choosing the Right Kennel for Your Pet

Choosing the Right Kennel for Your Pet

As families gear up for their summer vacation, Better Business Bureau has advice for pet owners looking for a safe place to house their furry friend. Here are tips for choosing the right kennel for your pet.




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