What Happens to My Child When I’m Gone?

By Julia Ballantyne  “What happens to my child when I am gone?” It is question no parent wants to think about, but is especially important when that child has special needs or developmental disabilities, and requires a team of support for his or her entire life.  Carefully planning for retirement is critical for all families, but according to a 2015 Harris Poll, more than half of Americans who pass away do not have a will, leaving their loved ones vulnerable. For the hundreds of parents who attended Tuesday’s Town Hall Forum on Lifespan … [Read more...]

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When your child is diagnosed on the autism spectrum, it’s common to feel completely overwhelmed. There’s no “GPS’ that will take you on a direct course of action…no single destination to aim towards. Likewise, if you are an educator, one way of teaching isn’t going to work from one autistic student to the next. Though there are many common characteristics, each child on the spectrum is unique. So where do we find the people, programs and services that will fit the needs of our child? There are many great resources available but how do you … [Read more...]