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Littman Krooks Special Education Advocacy

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The transition to college and young adulthood, while exciting, can be difficult for parents. Parents must not overlook obtaining advance consent from their children so they can have access to important health and educational information—or risk begin left out in an emergency. Once a person turns 18, the law presumes that they have the capacity to make their own medical, personal, and …

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New York Special Needs Planning Lawyer

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP As your child heads back to school this year, make sure you know his rights and entitlements to services. Federal and state laws protect the rights of students in school, yet many parents are unaware of their child’s legal protections as a student.  Here are five rights that your child—from kindergarten to high school—possesses in a public school: The right to be …

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Bernie and Zach Wigal, founder of Gamers Outreach, a non profit that provides equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals discuss the benefits of entertainment content in hospitals, how families and hospitals can access services from Gamers Outreach and more!

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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Betsy and Tom had been advocating for their daughter, Sarah, since she began middle school. Although she is very bright, she developed problems with turning in assignments and began failing her classes. She then refused to attend school. Her parents emailed teachers almost every day. While teachers expressed concern, no one referred her for special education services. One teacher told the parents …

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By Marion Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP On Saturday, May 18, 2019,  I was honored to lead our LK Team: Marion’s Marchers— in a 5K walk on the beach in Rye—a perfect setting for support, healing and hope. Why does our firm support NAMI? Why is the work so important? NAMI creates a network and community of support where there often is none and aligns with our firm’s mission of …

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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Federal law prohibits discrimination based on disability.    This equality stands as paramount in the administration of life-saving treatments.  Unfortunately, stereotypes on individuals with disabilities remain prevalent.  Even trained health professionals can make unfortunate and inappropriate judgments on the value of life. In North Carolina, an individual filed a complaint in 2018 with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for …

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