Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Parent Disability Guide for Brevard County

What to Do If Your Child Receives a Diagnosis. Developed by Jackie Yearby and Emily DeWoody for the Interagency Council of Brevard Family & Medical Support You get the feeling that something isn’t right? Go with your gut, find a doctor or specialist and get a diagnosis, and assemble your medical team. Find a support [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Child Development, Education, Support Group|Comments Off on Parent Disability Guide for Brevard County

Preparing For Your IEP Meeting: Before, During and After

by Pam Lindemann, The IEP Advocate There’s no doubt: An IEP is an extremely important document in your child’s education. It is very complex. so understanding the IEP process is critical. Here are some tips to relieve some of the anxiety: Before The IEP Meeting 1. More Than Just Once A Year: As the parent, [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Education|Comments Off on Preparing For Your IEP Meeting: Before, During and After

The Best Revenge I Ever Got

by Angela Becker This story starts about ten years ago, when I was in third grade. I was ten years old, and struggling somewhat in school – for good reason. While I can’t recall being bullied by my peers much (I can only think of one time when the class bully actually picked on me), [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Adult Support, Autism, Child Development, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Best Revenge I Ever Got

The Forgotten Ones – a Guide to Nurturing Siblings

by Tara Zeller, MS, BCBA When a family receives a diagnosis such as autism for their child, their world is turned upside down. This goes for any family with a special needs child. Learning that your child requires highly specialized support causes a family to seek answers to the questions they ask themselves - What [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Autism|Comments Off on The Forgotten Ones – a Guide to Nurturing Siblings

Making a Difference in Our Community

by Diana Anderson, Founder of the Special Needs Parent Support Group of Seminole County As special needs parents, we have to fight…for everything.  IEPs, services, equal treatment of our special needs children.  As our children grow older, we have to start thinking about what will happen after high school; Will they go to college?  Are [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Autism, Support Group|Comments Off on Making a Difference in Our Community

How To Know Your Rights As A Disabled Homeowner Or Renter

by Caroline Hampton, Open Educators It can be tricky to know what your rights are as a disabled renter or homeowner, but rest assured, there are laws put in place to help disabled individuals achieve the residence they’ve always wanted--and needed--and being familiar with them can help you when it comes time to choosing a [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Adult Support|Comments Off on How To Know Your Rights As A Disabled Homeowner Or Renter