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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

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace

by Keith Heinly Senior Manager, Community Impact, United Way of Brevard I will be providing a Health Insurance for Small Businesses in Palm Bay May 12th (see flyer below). I am not a broker or agent for any insurance company. There is no cost for this service. I will be explaining how small businesses can [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace

What is the McKay Scholarship Program?

by By Laura J. Tomkins, MS Education Advocate with Open Doors Special Education Advocacy, LLC “The hallmark of a healthy society has always been measured by how it cares for the disadvantaged.” -Joni Eareckson Tada There is always hope. Hope sometimes appears in the beautiful rays of the morning sunlight, even when it looks like [...]

By | January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the McKay Scholarship Program?

Step Up For Students – New State Scholarship for Children with Special Needs

by Sherri Ackerman Public Relations Manager for Step Up For Students Liam Thomas has Down syndrome and benefits from weekly occupational and speech therapies. But the 9-year-old whirl of energy also wants to do what other kids do at school like walk with friends down the hall, eat lunch in the cafeteria and sit at [...]

By | January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Step Up For Students – New State Scholarship for Children with Special Needs

Inclusion – Where Are You?

By Becki Forsell Founder of YES! of America United, Inc. Here we are in the fall of 2014 and its now 25 years after the ADA (American Disabilities Act) was established.  Whistles are blowing, bells are ringing, and cheers are being shouted that we are all treated equally….but are we????  Many of our physical barriers [...]

By | October 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inclusion – Where Are You?

Out of the Bubble

By Shelby McGrath Myers I must first preface this article by saying; I am a mother (foremost) and have never written a book prior to this work. My life was that of any typical parent; bumps along the road, but nothing which wasn’t corrected by the morning.  Up until our journey with Clayton, I knew [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Out of the Bubble

Little Linksters Golf for Children with Special Needs

By Brendon Elliott PGA Professional and Junior Golf Development Founder The Little Linksters Association’s new G.O.A.L.S. program kicks off soon and uses golf as a tool for enhancing the lives of children with disabilities. When we started our original Little Linksters program in 2008, we knew then that golf was an amazing tool to teach [...]

By | August 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Little Linksters Golf for Children with Special Needs

Who Can Benefit from Parent Coaching – And How?

By Carmen McGuinness, EdD, BCBA Clinical Director Chrysalis Center for Change and Chrysalis School Parent coaching is a growing area of service for families of children with a host of challenges such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.1,2,3 It is now well documented that parents of children with [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who Can Benefit from Parent Coaching – And How?

What You Absolutely Must Know About the McKay Scholarship

by Pam Lindemann, The IEP Advocate A child must have an IEP and be present in school for two consecutive FTE counts in October and February. Usually during the first or second week of October and again in February, school districts are required to count the number of children who are enrolled in each school. [...]

By | June 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Absolutely Must Know About the McKay Scholarship

Congratulations Jing Zhou – Business Person of the Year!!

We have exciting news at Interventions Unlimited and Alpine Academy!!! Jing Zhou, President and Director of Interventions Unlimited and Alpine Academy was awarded 2014 North Florida and SBA State of Florida Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year. It is a great honor and Jing is enthused, grateful, and thankful for all the people who [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations Jing Zhou – Business Person of the Year!!