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Good information for any Special Needs Person heading to college. Actually there’s a lot of good info here for any Special Needs Person who wants to live more independently.
- getting accommodations,
- getting places on time,
- dealing with sensory issues in a new environment.
Need advice on:
- staying healthy at school,
- good eating and sleeping habits,
- dating and relationships,
- independent living,
- talking to your friends and classmates about your disability.
I’m always skeptical about more bureaucracy but maybe this will be good…
Obama administration officials and disability advocates say the bureaucratic change could pay big dividends long-term for people with special needs by pushing disability issues up the food chain at the cabinet-level agency. Specifically, they say, a big plus is that the new head of the community living administration will have a seat at the decision-making table as an assistant secretary directly reporting to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Belonging to a Community: How Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Are Finding Joy
Belonging is defined as “acceptance as a natural member or part.” For far too long, many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not had the opportunity to feel accepted or believe that they truly belonged in their communities — something that so many of us take for granted each day.
But when the Education Department weighed in last June about the spending standards districts must meet in the years after they fail to abide by the maintenance of effort requirement, government officials got an earful from special education advocates.
This works – Matthew and I both do it!
No, it’s not a cure-all for stress and anxiety – but it’s a powerful tool. I was reminded of it this week via a pink paper airplane!
This applies to all Families with Special Needs Loved Ones.
Without dreams we do not have much of a future, for as Eleanor Roosevelt reminded us, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” It is important to have dreams, for once we cease to dream it becomes very difficult to remain motivated and move towards a non-existent vision.
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