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What Parents Need to Know When a Child with Special Needs Turns 21

What Parents Need to Know When a Child with Special Needs Turns 21

What to consider when your child with special needs turns 21—and is no longer a child.

Special Needs Advocacy Resources & Social Service in Long Island, NY

Special Needs Advocacy Resources & Social Service in Long Island, NY

A list of lawyers, educational consultants, therapists, and other professional special needs advocates on Long Island, NY.

What Can a Parent Do if Their Child is Reading Below Grade Level?

What Can a Parent Do if Their Child is Reading Below Grade Level?

What to do if you child is reading below their grade level.

How to Write a Letter of Intent

How to Write a Letter of Intent

Tips for writing a letter of intent for your child with special needs, including the format, pertinent information, and who should help write it.

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.

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Getting the Best Test-Taking Accommodations?

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Getting the Best Test-Taking Accommodations?

Children with learning disabilities can be granted extra time for test taking to accommodate their needs. Rachel Asher, Esq. and Julie Gaughran, Esq., of Asher, Gaughran LLP offer tips to make sure those accommodations are honored, fair treatment for children with learning disabilities, and how to become a better advocate.

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

If you're thinking of creating a special needs trust or supplemental needs trust for a loved one, first read these answers to frequently asked questions, including how to set up the trust, who can access it, and what benefits an SNT has compared to other options.

Free Program for Parents Teaches How to Affect Positive Change in Community

Free Program for Parents Teaches How to Affect Positive Change in Community

The Parent Leadership Initiative is a free program that teaches parents how to affect positive change in the community for their children.

Assistive Technology: What to Ask Colleges

Assistive Technology: What to Ask Colleges

When your college-bound teen relies heavily on assistive technology (AT) to compensate for his or her learning disability, it's imperative to know what to ask colleges, beginning with the laws as it relates to assistive technology.

How to Get Assistive Technology in College

How to Get Assistive Technology in College

Many students with learning disabilities rely on assistive technology (AT) to help improve functional abilities, and these tools have to be left behind at the school once students graduate, making the transition into college a challenge. Here is information on the laws that apply and what you should know to ensure you send your child off to campus in full preparation.

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner Opens in Westport CT

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner Opens in Westport CT

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner opens in Wesport, Connecticut, offering children and young adults representation in the areas of special education law and disability law.

What to Do When You Suspect Your Child Has a Developmental Disability

What to Do When You Suspect Your Child Has a Developmental Disability

If you suspect your child has a developmental disability, follow these valuable tips from a psychologist with more than 25 years experience in the special needs field. Early recognition of signs is key.

Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights

Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights

A learning disability diagnosis can usher in a challenging time for your family. But understanding the law and what your child is entitled to can spell success for the future.

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funds nine Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout New York City, which opened last fall and now offer a full menu of services to local families.

A Guide to Planning Ahead for Your Child with Special Needs: Services and Care Options After High School and Beyond

A Guide to Planning Ahead for Your Child with Special Needs: Services and Care Options After High School and Beyond

Parents of children with autism and other special needs must prepare in advance for their kids' well-being and long-term care. Consult our guide for advice from special needs experts on the services and options available to your child after high school and beyond.




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