Financing A College Education

Saving for your child’s education while they are young should be a top priority when developing a financial plan for the future. Planning for college may mean putting money into a 529 plan, which grows tax-free as long as the earnings are used for college expenses. As your children get older, you’ll want to educate yourself on how to apply for the different financial aid, college loans and scholarship options. With college costs rising each […]

25+ Ways To Save Money On Home Heating Costs

Although there’s not much you can do about the price of fuel, there are ways to use less energy and lower your heating eating bills. And some of these changes may entitle you to federal tax credits that can add to your savings. PAYING FOR FUEL The most obvious way to save on home heating costs is to shop around for the best price on fuel. Here are a few tips: • If possible, lock […]

Coaching in the “Big Time”!

Coaching in the “Big Time”! Apr 2, 2014 FROM THE COACH’S CORNER: TOM CURRY The true backbone of the coaching profession are the people who do it every day in the high schools, middle schools and youth sports programs that deal with children in their formative years. At a recent athletic directors’ meeting, the topic of attracting and keeping coaches at the high school level came up and was discussed for a long period of […]

Spell Bound

by RICK RADER, MD * EDITOR-IN-CHIEF If it’s words they needed, they could have contacted and consulted with any one of a number of “exceptional parents.” They encounter hundreds of them in the course of a therapy visit, an IEP meeting, appeal for denied services, hearing for compassionate use of an unapproved medication. My earliest recollection of the power potential of spelling came from my parents who would spell words in front on me so […]

Guideline for Authurs

Editorial Guidelines for Writers Editorial Guidelines for epWorld, Inc, Magazine and Web site Contributing Writers ep World, Inc. publishes articles on a broad variety of social, psychological, legal, political, technological, financial, and educational concerns faced by individuals with disabilities and special needs and those who care for them. These articles appear in the monthly digital magazine, on the EP website, in other media, and in books and monographs. (For this reason, all materials submitted are […]

Are Your Kids Doing Too Much?

Are Your Kids Doing Too Much? Mar 1, 2014 FROM THE COACH’S CORNER TOM CURRY Now, no one is a bigger advocate for kids to participate in sports than me! But kids need time to be kids! I must confess that I was struggling for something to write this month. I try very hard not to repeat ideas and thoughts that I may have had in past columns. That’s not always easy. There are only […]

Happy Birthday, Joe!

by RICK RADER, MD * EDITOR-IN-CHIEF If they really wanted to give young boys the excitement, challenges and thrills of a real life adventure hero, they should have reinvented him as “G.I. Joe the Group Home Action Hero.” “War is hell!” declared Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman; and I have no doubt it is. That is, unless you’re seven, you’re home from school with a low grade fever and you have the entire carpeted […]

Role Models and Heroes

Role Models and Heroes Feb 5, 2014 By Tom Curry As we start 2014, let’s all reevaluate our definitions of role models and heroes. It’s not always the person who scores the most points, has the flashy stats or is a big game star. It might just be that local pro athlete who puts his off season efforts into helping people. As kids, we all looked up to adults who we wanted to be just […]

First Fact Sheet For The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC): “Comparing Health Plans’ Benefits and Coverage Summaries”

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to announce the publication of the first fact sheet for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). “Comparing Health Plans’ Benefits and Coverage Summaries” is designed to inform navigators and other enrollment specialists about what people with disabilities need to look for in the Summary of Benefits and Coverage. The fact sheet can be found here: The entire list of upcoming fact sheets is […]

The Name Game

by RICK RADER, MD * EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The third year of medical school is the time when the student gets to play doctor. He or she wears a white coat, dons a stethoscope around their neck and has (or had, before the electronic hand-held universe) a stack of index cards (patient notes, tips and check lists) occupying every available pocket. It’s also the time when they are expected to know things beyond “always, sometimes, never,” or […]