In what’s being billed as a national day of action, dozens of advocacy groups are joining members of Congress to sound alarm bells about proposed cuts to Medicaid, which they say will have severe consequences for people with disabilities. With rallies on Capitol Hill and across the nation on Tuesday, disability advocates plan to speak out against the American Health… Read More
State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don’t have any regular daytime activities. Only 14 percent of adults with autism who receive state supports have a paying job in the community. Meanwhile, 1 in 4 people in this population have no structured activities… Read More
As a researcher focusing on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I have spent many years talking to families about participating in research studies. I try to express the importance of research, why it matters, how it can help us to support children and families, and how much progress we’ve made because of it. But 3 years ago – when I had… Read More
Free Webinar in June: “BRAVELY Talking with Complex Kids about Sex” with Anya Manes Replays available for those who register. Please Share with your community and on social media.
The Special Moms Network is pleased to announce our newest sponsor Westchester Therapy Solutions. They are a multi-disciplinary practice providing services to children from infancy through adolescence. Children are from all levels of functioning and present with developmental delays, orthopedic conditions, congenital anomalies, motor delays, sensory processing dysfunction, and incoordination. Formerly known as Donna Klein & Associates and expanding to… Read More
Late last Fall, when my Early Intervention private practice suddenly took on a life of its own, I found myself in need of a website. Having worked for the state for almost 20 years for the NYS Early Intervention Program, it is especially gratifying getting hired privately by families and schools who have seen my work and the progress of… Read More