Shepherds College: An Important Option In Specialized Post-Secondary Education

BY SUSAN GRIFFIS, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR SHEPHERDS COLLEGE One size does not fit all. It never has and never will. Whether we’re talking about stretchy gloves, undergarments or unisex t-shirts, one-size-fits-all is blatant propaganda designed to sell to a mindless majority without considering the specific needs of the individual. So, on a larger, much more important scale, why would anyone approach post-secondary education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the one-sizefits-all mentality? […]

Ten Steps: Optimizing Your Child’s Back-to-School Success

TEN STEPS BY TONI SCHUTTA “Starting a new grade, getting a new teacher, learning new classroom rules, meeting new kids in class, receiving more rigorous schoolwork, and increasing social demands can all cause stress for your child,” according to Toni Schutta, M.A., L.P., parent coach and author of the parenting book 20 Great Ways to Raise Great Kids, which contains need-to-know parenting strategies from America’s top experts. “An increase in temper tantrums, whining, and defiance […]

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: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/ndnrc-materials/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-1/. The entire list of upcoming fact sheets is […]

Providing Access to Higher Education & Employment

By Ernst VanBergeijk Originally published in EP Magazine September 2012 New York Institute of Technology Introduction to Independence (I to I) and Vocational Independence Programs: The notion of these program is that special education students sometimes need a bridge between high school and post-secondary education. Founded in 1987, New York Institute of Technology Introduction to Independence (I to I) and Vocational Independence Programs (VIP) have helped educate a generation of teens and young adults with […]