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Parents of Disabled Children: How to Find a Supportive Community

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As parents, we know how many responsibilities you have and how your day goes from morning to bedtime with getting the kids to school on time, coordinating their soccer games and singing lessons, trying to get them to eat broccoli for dinner, and making sure they are scrubbed clean and ready for the next day. Raising kids is an all-consuming job.

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Finding the Right Care for Your Child with Special Needs

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As a parent, there are many times that you are in search of childcare. This includes finding someone who provides reliable, devoted, and quality care for your child. If you have a child with special needs, searching for someone is even more complex: you may have to ask more questions to find the right person who matches your requirements.

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Tackling the Massive Cost of Care for a Child with Special Needs

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The New Year brings many changes, and one of them may be your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. If you have one coming up, you and the rest of the IEP team will sit down together to make sure the IEP meets your child’s needs.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) places an affirmative requirement on school districts to provide a free public education that is suitable for students with disabilities. The Dignity for All Students Act also holds school districts responsible for addressing bullying and harassment in school.

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Surviving a Divorce with a Special Needs Child

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Going through a divorce is tough. What makes it even more difficult is to survive one when you have a special needs child. If you are the custodial parent, you quickly realize that it is all up to you—your child’s health, education and long-term planning for the future. Being alone in all of this can be daunting and overwhelming.

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Overwhelmed by the System? Tips to Make It Easier.

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Your child has special needs, and you’re struggling with what that means, how to best help him or her, and how you will be able to handle it all financially. Your emotions are swirling and suddenly you have to decode the foreign language of IHSS and IEPs. You are also worried that your school isn’t doing enough, or doing the right things, for your child.

First of all, please know that you are not alone. There are many other parents in the same situation, and there are people out there with answers who want to help.

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