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Marie Considine, Director of Development at NAMI Westchester joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., on the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss mental health awareness month, how to participate in NAMIWalks Your Way Westchester, fighting the stigma of mental health challenges, medical telehealth considerations and how to stay in touch with loved ones during quarantine. [POWERPRESS]

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Marjorie Madfis, Founder of Yes She Can, Inc. returns to the Littman Krooks podcast to discuss how Yes She Can’s job skills development program works remotely. Marjorie and Bernie talk about remote coaching, counseling and social engagement programming that trains participants to adapt and adjust quickly and to learn new skills while practicing their skill sets in flexibility, resilience, and perseverance.   [POWERPRESS]

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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Littman Krooks is proud to sponsor NAMIWalks Westchester. Team LK will virtually walk with NAMIWalks Your Way on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:00AM. I am honored to lead our virtual walk team – Team LK: Marion’s Marchers. Our work at Littman Krooks is aligned to NAMI’s work in helping individuals with mental health concerns-from youth to elderly. We work to help families …

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Social Distancing with Special Olympics New York

Stacey Hengsterman, President and CEO of Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics chapter in the country joins Bernard A. Krooks to discuss fighting isolation during social distancing for athletes with intellectual disabilities during COVID-19. Stacey also discusses virtual work-out programs, advocacy for inclusion and fan support for athletes.     [POWERPRESS]

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Caregivers May Be Eligible for Paid Leave Under CARES Act

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, families across the country are suffering unimaginable hardships. However, nowhere has been hit as hard by COVID-19 as New York City. Whether it be illness, job loss, lack of childcare or loss of a loved one, all New Yorkers have been affected by the virus in one way or another. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all parents with children living at …

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By Kristin Peterson and Marion Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The  United States Department of Education has confirmed that students with disabilities remain entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)  during the COVID-19 national emergency. The New York State Education Department  has similarly confirmed that students with disabilities are entitled to FAPE and has issued update guidance. NYSED has confirmed that students with disabilities must receive continuity of learning …

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10 Steps for Documenting Your Child’s Progress at Home

By: Amy E. Halpert, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Students with disabilities are receiving a drastically reduced number of service hours. When they do receive services, it is questionable whether those service hours are being rendered with fidelity through the distance-learning platform. While we have been guided by the Department of Education to be flexible and understanding, and creatively collaborate with schools and educators, we can do that while also taking …

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Jordan Jankus, Coordinator of Person-Centered & Cognitive Supports at Arc of Westchester, joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss Arc of Westchester’s remote services at this time, personal technology and smart phone updates, utilizing apps for people with special needs, and, helping people with cognitive disabilities find person-centered technology solutions during COVID-19.

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By Marion M.  Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The COVID-19 virus is taking a disproportionate toll on our most vulnerable population. The New York times, in a recent article,  reported that, as of Monday, April 7,  1,100 of the 140,000 people with developmental disabilities had tested positive for the virus;  105 people had died.  This rate is much higher than in the general population and  similar to the toll in …

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