Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Senate Should Ratify UN Disability Rights Treaty

By Professor Kim Dayton, Esq. The U.S. Senate recently renewed its discussion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the UN’s first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century. Based in part upon the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Convention establishes international goals for social inclusion, accessibility, independence, and economic […]

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Posted: November 18th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

Home Care for Alzheimer’s

By Ruth Courtney, Richard A. Courtney, CELA, & Morris Klein, CELA In the U.S., 70 percent of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are cared for at home, creating a stressful balancing act for family members. Care needs differ dramatically, shaped by the course of the loved one’s disease, as Alzheimer’s affects people differently. The caregiver’s personal […]

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Posted: November 17th, 2013 | No Comments »

Preparation Pays at Special Ed Meetings

By Hyman Darling, Massachusetts¬† With special ed spending down 11 percent since 2010, parents may find meetings with the local Committee on Special Education (CSE) increasingly tense. When negotiating with educational experts, families often feel intimidated and outgunned, so it’s important to arrive prepared. Prior to your first meeting with the CSE, talk to your […]

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Posted: November 1st, 2013 | No Comments »