Special Needs Families

June
28

Every summer I worry that my daughter will lose the academic skills it took her all year to attain. If you have a child diagnosed with dyslexia, another specific learning disability, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I’m sure this …

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Press Release: 2nd Annual Building a Great Life Summit

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May
25

  For Immediate Release: May 18, 2017 Over 80 youth ATTEND 2nd annual building a great life summit, created by and for youth WITH DISBLILITIES.   Bloomfield, CT On Saturday May 13th more than 80 youth, between the ages of …

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Back to School Tips for Special Education Parents

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September
15

Some would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year—back to school! For parents of children with special needs, back to school means the start of a new year of IEP advocacy, as well as beginning communication with new teachers …

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July
15

    Parents of children with special needs may have so many doctors’ appointments that it can be easy to forget about preventive and wellness care. It can be especially difficult to focus on dental care. However, oral health is …

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December
18

By Elizabeth Bostic, Parent Consultant Being the parent of a child with special needs comes with a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is advocating for them in their school. Navigating the special education system, deciphering the …

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May
20

Join CT KASA! KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by young people with disabilities for young people with disabilities. CT KASA is open to anyone with a disability ages 13 to 26. What CT KASA …

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April
1

  Did you know that more than one in five families has at least one child with special health care needs (SHCN) – 23% of families? Families of children/youth with SHCN typically experience greater stress, struggling to meet the needs …

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March
5

To assist individuals through the tax season, Access Health CT announces the opening of a special enrollment period for individuals who did not have health insurance in 2014 and, as a result, paid a penalty on their federal income taxes. …

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March
5

        Kevin Daly The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has risen significantly over the last few decades.  In my role as Healthcare Information Specialist with PATH, much of my time is devoted to educating …

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March
4

  KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by young people with disabilities for young people with disabilities. CT KASA is open to anyone with a disability ages 13 to 26.