Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

A Self-Advocate’s Perspective

Melanie Courtney, a legal assistant with Frascogna Courtney PLLC, has conducted training in self-advocacy for The Arc of Mississippi. The Special Needs Alliance recently interviewed her concerning this growing movement within the disability community. SNA: How would you define “self-advocacy”? Melanie: Self-advocacy is about empowering someone with a disability to have a voice, enabling them […]

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Posted: May 24th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Sibling Perspectives on Special Needs

By Benjamin A. Rubin, Esq. When a family member has special needs, siblings grow up fast. Parents sometimes speak of how life changed for them when they began caring for a child with disabilities, but for me, and for many siblings, the special needs household is our only frame of reference. Growing up, even the […]

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Posted: May 20th, 2012 | No Comments »