It’s that time of year again – we all have to think about gathering the paperwork, and figuring out what we owe Uncle Sam or what he owes us. If you haven't yet filed your 2013 income tax return, you will be doing so in the next several weeks. There are a significant number of special deductions, exclusions, and credits available to you if you have a disability, are the parent of the child with a disability, or hire a person with a disability that may mean more tax dollars stay in your…Continue
Magellan Health Services has announced a new program starting April 1 that will provide funding for ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services to children under the age of nine who are not otherwise eligible for such services through Medicaid (the Iowa Plan) or private health insurers.
To qualify for the program, the child must…Continue
Yes, in fact, there is. It may be referred to in several different ways – early intervention services, IDEA Part C, early childhood special education, or, here in Iowa, Early ACCESS. It is a program design to help families with little ones from birth to age three who have disabilities or developmental delays by providing them with services and supports for growth, learning, and development.
You may know that the IDEA (Individuals with…Continue
Here’s a novel idea – ask kids who have experienced bullying what strategies they have found useful in addressing the problem - and what doesn’t work.
The Youth Voice Project is a research study conducted with over 13,000 students in 31 school districts around the U.S. during 2009 and 2010. The results of the study are being published this month and here are some of the highlights.
Most effective strategies for youth who have been mistreated: