Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Preventing the Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

By Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, CELA It’s well documented that individuals with disabilities are far more likely to suffer abuse and violence than the rest of the population. They’re often isolated, poor, and dependent upon others for living assistance, making them particularly vulnerable. Trusted caregivers, in fact, are frequently the perpetrators. In addition to sexual and […]

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Posted: October 26th, 2012 | No Comments »

Early Intervention Can Change a Life

By Robert F. Brogan, CELA At one time, it was common for neurologists to wait until a child was about five to broach the topic of developmental delays with parents. Since children learn fastest during their early years, that meant that valuable time was lost, during which therapy might have reduced or reversed physical and […]

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Posted: October 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments »