Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

UPDATED September 2018: A guide to professional family services in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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Dentists, Tutors, & Professional Services for Families in Westchester County

Dentists, Tutors, & Professional Services for Families in Westchester County

UPDATED September 2018: Westchester County is home to a great variety of professional services to help families, from doctors and dentists to educational consultants, special needs services, and tutors. Whether you need a high-tech pediatric dental...

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Professional Services in Queens

Professional Services in Queens

UPDATED September 2018: A guide to professional family services in Queens including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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Professional Services in Manhattan

Professional Services in Manhattan

UPDATED September 2018: A guide to professional family services in Manhattan including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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Professional Services & Resources for Families in Brooklyn

Professional Services & Resources for Families in Brooklyn

UPDATED September 2018: Look no further for the professional services that your family needs for life’s most unexpected road bumps. Whether you need an academic tutor for your child or a pediatric care team, we have you covered. Our guide to profes...

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Professional Services in Rockland County

Professional Services in Rockland County

UPDATED September 2018: A guide to professional family services in Rockland County including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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

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

UPDATED September 2018: A list of lawyers, educational consultants, therapists, and other professional special needs advocates on Long Island, NY.

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Professional Services for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester County

Professional Services for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester County

UPDATED September 2018: Looking to find the best services in Westchester County for your child with special needs? Westchester offers parents support through a broad range of professional services for their children on the autism spectrum as well a...

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9 Insurance Policies You Need But Might Not Have

9 Insurance Policies You Need But Might Not Have

Some of us may think that the health, disability, and life insurance we receive through our employers, and basic home and car insurance is enough to protect us no matter what happens. But did you know there may be gaps in your insurance coverage? E...

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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Adds New Arts Programs and Celebrates 50 Years

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Adds New Arts Programs and Celebrates 50 Years

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, a Wheatley Heights day camp that offers a variety of specialty and fine arts programming, is adding new dance, art, and music classes to its offerings this summer. It will also celebrate it's 50th anniversary in July.

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Special Education Attorney Brad Rosken Moves Practice to Melville

Special Education Attorney Brad Rosken Moves Practice to Melville

Brad Rosken, a special education attorney on Long Island, has moved his practice, Law Offices of Brad H. Rosken, P.L.L.C., to 534 Broadhollow Road in Melville.

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Why Young Families Should Consider Estate Planning Now

Why Young Families Should Consider Estate Planning Now

Many couples who have just gotten married may see their matrimony as a lifelong partnership and the beginning of a new family. What they may not consider is what happens when the inevitable happens.

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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.

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Paying Child Support for Private School After Divorce

Paying Child Support for Private School After Divorce

For single-parent families, paying for private school becomes even more arduous than it is for families where the parents live together.

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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.

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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.

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Know Your Workplace Rights. Are You Being Treated Fairly?

Know Your Workplace Rights. Are You Being Treated Fairly?

Tom Spiggle's book, 'You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired! Protecting Mothers, Fathers, and Other Caregivers in the Workplace,' discusses discrimination at work.

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9 Ways to Be a Good Divorced Dad

9 Ways to Be a Good Divorced Dad

As a lawyer who champions dads' rights during divorce, Jeffery M. Leving shares nine bits of wisdom to be a good dad while going through a divorce.

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Estate Planning Firm Caters To Parents with Young Kids

City Parents Legal Planning, a law firm in Manhattan, caters its services to parents who are looking for future and estate planning to make sure their children are taken care of if anything should happen.

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Ask the Expert: How To Choose A Guardian For Your Children

Attorney Laura J. Burns shares her insight about estate planning, from preparing the right documents to protect your family, to choosing a guardian for your children should an unforeseen circumstance occur.

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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.

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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.

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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 f...

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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...

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Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

As tax season approaches, are you wondering whether you and your spouse should file taxes together? A federally licensed tax practitioner offers advice on how to know whether you should file jointly or separately as a married couple.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Children Handle a Divorce?

A divorce lawyer offers advice on how to tell your children about a divorce, how much to involve your kids in the divorce process, keeping parent and child relationships intact, and when to seek extra help.

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Sesame Street Releases Resources for Families Going Through Divorce

Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Big Bird, and Abby Cadabby help kids understand divorce through new videos, stories, and multimedia resources in Sesame Workshop's Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce.

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Upper West Side Clinical Psychologist Offers Relationship Counseling

Kristin Davin, Psy. D., a licensed clinical psychologist, recently relocated her practice from Pennsylvania to the Upper West Side. Her primary focus is helping couples who are going through separation or divorce, but with her nine years of experie...

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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.

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Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting

Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting

You've heard it all before: Divorce hits the kids hardest. Parents and experts agree that kids suffer less when both parents remain active in their children's lives. Here are some tricks and tips to ensure that each family member stays sane and hap...

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Tips from a Divorcee on Successful Co-Parenting

A local mom deals with the pangs of guilt when her kids visit their dad, from whom she is divorced, and shares what helps her get through the tough times.

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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.

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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 in...

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Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce

Divorce may be extremely painful, but it also forces a unique opportunity for personal growth. The very fact a divorce is occurring serves as a tangible indicator that something is very wrong which must be addressed. Issues may have been overlooked...

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Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations

Here's help in handling the trickiest birthday party conundrums, including divorced parents; birthdays for twins and multiples, adopted children, and those that fall on holidays; and summer birthdays.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wish You Were Here!: How to Keep Kids Close to Distant Relatives

When your relatives don't live right around the corner, heed our tips to help your kids stay close to them in other ways.

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The Happy Stepmother: How to Keep Your Family Harmonious, Even During the Holidays

Rachelle Katz, a family therapist and stepmother herself, offers advice for stepmoms on how to set boundaries and keep your blended family harmonious, even during holidays.

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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 sc...

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New Book Promises to Transform Your Relationship

In her new book, to be released on October 12, Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In (Rodale), couples expert Laurie Puhn explains the simple strategies that can immediately impro...

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Tips for Buying and Selling a Home with Family in Tow

Considering a move? Here's a primer for families looking to dip into the real estate market, with advice on buying, selling, financing, and how to get the timing right.

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Life Insurance: What Does Your Family Need?

The death of a parent can leave families in financial turmoil. Read our tips for selecting a life insurance plan that's right for your family.

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Smart Money for Single Parents

Check out these tips from finance guru Kara Stefan, single mom and author of "Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents."

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10 Tips for Stepfamily Sanity this Holiday Season

Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of "Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do," offers ten tips for stepfamilies to make this holiday season a smoother and more enjoyable one for everyone.

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Dating with Children

Internet dating, hookups, blind dates, and the odd booty call -- how does this cornucopia of dating delights mesh with your role as a mom and caregiver to your kids?

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When Your Child’s Injury Justifies Legal Action

In spite of our vigilance, we can't always keep our children out of harm's way. They may be hurt due to circumstances beyond our control.

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Blending Families for the Holidays

The holidays can be particularly difficult for divorced or stepfamilies. Jeannette Lofas, founder of Stepfamily Foundation, Inc. in NYC, offers these tips for helping the holidays go smoothly...

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Should You Insure Your Children?

Many people find the idea of insuring their children to be somewhat distasteful—or downright offensive. But purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your child today could give them a financial head start tomorrow.

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