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Learn About Health Insurance Options

Learn About Health Insurance Options by Aaron Nangle I got my new insurance premium and Ouch!!  It has officially surpassed my mortgage payment. This is what made me seriously look into my health care options. In hopes that nobody has to live in a tent to be able to pay for health insurance, I'm sharing [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Adult Support|Comments Off on Learn About Health Insurance Options

Is Your Child Struggling in School?

Is Your Child Struggling in School? by David Karch, Learning Specialist at Engage the Brain Whether you are a helicopter parent – who has all your child’s Internet website passwords memorized, a free-range parent – who allows your five year old child to commute to a friend’s house by public transportation (or Uber!), or fall somewhere [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Autism, Education|Comments Off on Is Your Child Struggling in School?

Making the Transition

by BAC Brevard Achievement Center Making the Transition - High School to the "Real World" is Elementary at BAC Chances are that if your son or daughter is still too young for high school, you haven’t thought much about what he or she will do after graduation. But you should. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) high [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Adult Support, Autism, Education|Comments Off on Making the Transition

This Is Not Day Care – It’s Care For The Day

by BrightStart Pediatrics This Is Not Day Care - It's Care For The Day Families with medically fragile children have so many choices to make. The BrightStart Pediatrics PPEC program can help. So, what is this, exactly? BrightStart Pediatrics is a nursing and therapy center for medically fragile infants and children. The most common remark [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Child Development, Education|Comments Off on This Is Not Day Care – It’s Care For The Day

Preparing Students for Workplace Success

by Helen Leonard, Director, The Paragon School Preparing Students for Workplace Success Equipping students to become contributing members of society is the mission of The Paragon School as well as the goal of every parent whom I have had the pleasure of working with in the first ten years of our program. Despite the statistics [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Adult Support, Advocacy, Autism, Education|Comments Off on Preparing Students for Workplace Success

Making Your Case

by Sarah Lopez Sequenzia Making Your Case Making Your Case is an easy to follow training designed to teach people how to effectively educate legislators and policymakers. It was developed as a Partners in Policymaking class project and is distributed through the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. You can access the training and materials [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Adult Support, Advocacy|Comments Off on Making Your Case

They Said I Couldn’t, So I Did: How I Learned To Embrace My Disability

by Chris Lenart (Shared by Chris Lenart on the Cerebral Palsy Guide, reprinted with permission.) My Life with Cerebral Palsy When I was born, there were no computers or Internet, so my parents couldn’t Google “Cerebral Palsy”. They had to research everything. Actually, when my parents found out that I had Cerebral Palsy (CP), my [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Adult Support|Comments Off on They Said I Couldn’t, So I Did: How I Learned To Embrace My Disability

The Story Behind the Romeo Story

by April M. Whitt, Teacher and Author of the Romeo Book Series The day the writing appeared on the wall was the day…Romeo was born!  A few months ago we celebrated Romeo’s 7th birthday! That was the day he was delivered to me by my publisher. (I told her she was also now an [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Education|Comments Off on The Story Behind the Romeo Story

Understanding School Choice Options

Understanding School Choice Options by Dr. Ilene Wilkins, CEO of UCP of Central Florida The choices for students with disabilities have grown exponentially over the past decade. Charter Schools, McKay Scholarships and the new Gardiner Scholarship (formerly the Personal Learning Scholarship) have allowed parents to select an option that best meets the unique needs of [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Education|Comments Off on Understanding School Choice Options

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