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Littman Krooks Podcasts

Insight into issues facing seniors and their families, and individuals with special needs.

Podcasts addressing a variety of goals, hopes and challenges

At Littman Krooks LLP, we take pride in applying our comprehensive legal knowledge and experience to the production of informative newsletters and articles. Our elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and special education advocacy attorneys are pleased to share their knowledge and insight into issues facing seniors and their families and individuals with special needs.

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EPIC Players – A Neuro Diverse Theatre Company Promoting Inclusion in the Arts

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 acting onstage, and Jessica Saul, a standup comedian, performer actress, mentor and teaching artist from EPIC Players join Bernie to discuss advocacy in the workplace, how performance classes compliment being in the workforce, and breaking down social stigmas surrounding neuro-diverse communities within the arts.

Services for Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers and their Families with CaringKind’s Jed Levine


CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia care giving. With over 40 years of experience, they work with community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. On this podcast, Jed Levine, President and CEO of CaringKind, joins Bernard A. Krooks to discuss how Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers, and their families can utilize CaringKind’s program and services including a 24-hr Helpline: (646) 744-2900 run by professional staff; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and the wanderer’s safety program.

The Value of Entertainment Content in Hospitals with Gamers Outreach and Zach Wigal

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!

Accommodating Students with Disabilities in STEM Classes

Rob Kissner, founder of the Digital Arts Experience, discusses inclusion in their classrooms, project-based learning, problem-solving, and changing perspective on failures within programming, game design, 3D Printing, animation and digital design.

Job Skills Development for People with Autism and Learning Disabilities

On this podcast, Yes She Can Inc. founder Marjorie Madfis discusses job development skills for people with autism and learning disabilities and the 2019 Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards, honoring those whose work benefits adults on the spectrum, their families, and our community.

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Learning About Parkinson’s Disease with Mod Rao – The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research exists for one reason: to accelerate the next generation of breakthrough treatments for those living with Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda. In this podcast, we’ll be talking with Mod Rao, Director of Advancement at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, about Parkinson’s disease, the state of science and the work of the Foundation.

Yonatan Nir – Sibling Relationships, Special Needs, and Adventure Travel

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.

Addy & Uno: A New Musical about Disability, Friendship and Kindness

Littman Krooks Founding Partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and this week’s guest, multi award-winning Producer/Director, Tom D’Angora discuss a new musical about disability, friendship and kindness,  Addy & Uno: As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition, his friends with varying disabilities – ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment – rally in support.


Jordan Jankus – Personal Tech & Smart Phones: How to Utilize Apps for People with Special Needs

Our guest this week is Jordan Jankus, Coordinator of Person-Centered & Cognitive Supports at Arc of Westchester,  the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Jordan joins Bernie to discuss personal technology and smart phones, how to utilize apps for people with special needs, and, helping people with cognitive disabilities find person-centered technology solutions.

Lou Giampa – How Do I Talk To My Parents About Getting Help In Their Home

Our guest this week is Lou Giampa, President and Owner of Right at Home, a NYS Licensed Home Care Agency servicing Westchester County, NY.  Lou joins Bernie to discuss home health care, aging parents, and having the conversation with parents about getting help in the home.