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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. In this holiday season, the attorneys and staff at Littman Krooks send thanks and warm wishes to our clients for trusting us with representing your family. You inspire us each day with your tenacity and care for vulnerable loved ones. We pride ourselves in working with you to make a difference in your family member’s life. In a changing legal landscape, advocacy for the elderly, …

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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP UPDATE (2/23/2017): The United States Supreme Court, in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, rendered an important victory for parents and students.  Read more here. We stand with the student  Ehlena Fry and her golden doodle Wonder, who ventured to the United States Supreme Court yesterday.  On October 31, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community …

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Littman Krooks Special Education Advocacy

Come and learn how to develop an IEP, which appropriately meets the educational needs (management, academic, physical, and social-emotional development) specific to your child. Learn essential do’s and don’ts to preserve rights. Also, participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to sign up for a FREE review of your child’s current IEP or Section 504 Plan on October 18, 2016 from 11:30AM – 1:30PM. Click here to download the …

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Voting For Someone With Disabilities

By Stacy M. Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Voter registration deadlines for the upcoming Presidential election are rapidly approaching. The last day to submit voter registration in-person is October 14, 2016 to the DMV, County Board of Elections or  New York State Agency- Based Voter Registration Centers. Mailed voter registrations must be mailed/postmarked by October 14, 2016 and received by  October 19, 2016. Online registration can be completed by clicking …

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Littman Krooks Special Education Advocacy

At Littman Krooks, we work to help individuals with disabilities achieve meaningful benefits and live a fulfilling life. According to U.S. Census data from 2010, 56.7% in the United States have a disability – 19% of the non-institutionalized population. A disability can occur at any point in one’s life. The law protects all of us. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 guarantee civil …

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Littman Krooks Special Education Advocacy

On June 14, 2016, the New York Board of Regents voted to ease the requirements for some special education students to earn high school diplomas, part of a series of changes designed to make it easier for students with disabilities to graduate. New York schools offer two types of diploma. The new regulation concerns local diplomas, which are often earned by students with disabilities and are considered less rigorous than …

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Littman Krooks Special Education Advocacy

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Children and teens are particularly at risk for mental health issues—including depression, anxiety, PTSD and other issues. According to statistics from the Surgeon General, approximately one in five children in the U.S. will experience a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder between kindergarten and graduation. Failure to address childrens’ mental health needs can have devastating consequences. Despite the high frequency and …

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April is Autism Awareness Month, a time to raise public consciousness about autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Join the global autism community and Light it Up Blue on April 2, 2016.  Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Chuck Grassley of Iowa have introduced legislation to help the families of loved ones with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions that make people prone to wandering. Kevin and Avonte’s Law …

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Concussions

By Sandi Rosenbaum, Educational Advocate, Littman Krooks LLP Hundreds of thousands of students each year sustain concussions, a form of mild traumatic brain injury not detectable by scanning or imaging.  After an individual experiences a jolt or blow to the head, a physician or health practitioner must assess the student for physical or cognitive impairment that would indicate concussion.  Proper attention to recovery protocols is essential to promote a safe …

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New York City Autism Programs

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) makes specialized programs available to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specialized programs are not expected to exist in every school, and not every student with special needs requires a specialized program. The school team, together with the special needs families will determine whether a particular student will thrive in general education, special education or a specialized program. There are two types …

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