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Bernie speaks with Adam Davis, LMFT and Adam Johns, MA Ed, founders and executive directors of Game To Grow, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded on the belief that games have the power to improve people’s lives. Adam and Adam combined their training and expertise in family therapy, education, and drama therapy with years of experience as gamers and facilitators to harness the power of tabletop role-playing games to improve players’ …

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Have You Reviewed Your Child’s IEP?

College Transition

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP It may be time to review your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and ensure that it is correct and that it accurately reflects your child’s needs. If you have not received a copy of the IEP, contact your district immediately. The law requires that your child have the IEP in place at the beginning of the year and you should have a …

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EPIC Players is a nonprofit, neuro-inclusive theatre company dedicated to creating professional performing arts opportunities and supportive social communities through the arts for people living with developmental disabilities. Through neuro-inclusive mainstage productions and showcases, skills-based classes and career resources, they aim to break down social stigmas surrounding neuro-diverse communities, increase employment opportunities and increased inclusion in the arts. Talia Eapen, Director of Operations, Harrison Gottfried a performer coming back to …

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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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5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

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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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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Team LK Participates in NAMIWalks Westchester

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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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