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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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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP We all wish you a holiday season filled with peace, joy, and success. We recognize how difficult this season can be for those with disabilities or mental health challenges and for the elderly. During this time of year, especially, we remember all of those vulnerable individuals, particularly those who do not have the appropriate understanding, services,  home or placement. At the same …

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Many individuals with disabilities are doubly challenged: they adapt their lives to accommodate a disability while simultaneously suffering from secondary maladies brought on by a lack of physical exercise. Nearly 50 percent of adults with a disability are not physically active, compared with just 25 percent of sedentary adults with no disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A sedentary lifestyle puts the disabled population at serious …

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Littman Krooks Founding Partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and this week’s guest, award-winning documentary film director and producer and a former photojournalist, Yonatan Nir, discuss My Hero Brother, a documentary and an organization dedicated to building stronger bonds between young adults with Down Syndrome and their siblings through the reward of adventure travel.

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Littman Krooks Special Education Advocacy

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The beginning of the school year is always a hectic time, particularly for families moving or planning to move to another school district.  Parents of children with disabilities facing such a move have additional challenges. Students identified as needing special education services have a right, under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (“IDEA”), to “a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special …

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