Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Transition Planning Should Start Early

by Ann McGee Green Transition planning, which readies a young person with disabilities for adulthood, should ideally begin at the age of 14 or 15. At that time, the teen, parents, and educators should discuss the skills that will be needed to support “life after school.” Will college be an option? Is employment likely? Will […]

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Posted: July 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Community-Based Residences Make Social and Economic Sense

by Brian Rubin The availability of community-based housing is enormously important for individuals with disabilities. Living in natural home settings and interacting with the wider community provide opportunities for personal growth, independence, and the building of self-esteem. For more than 20 years, I have served on the board of directors of Clearbrook, a social service […]

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Posted: July 11th, 2011 | 12 Comments »