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 […]

An Essential School Supply: The IHP

GENETIC ALLIANCE BY MONICA KORTSHA Discussing an individualized healthcare plan (IHP) with your child’s school nurse is one way you can prepare for the school year and make sure their special needs are addressed accordingly. It’s back-to-school time again. And whether your child will be enrolled in a traditional classroom, inclusive classroom or special education, it is important to ensure that your child’s educational environment will be the best fit for their unique needs (having […]

Ontario Family Awarded Keys to New Wheelchair Accessible MV-1 Vehicle

Ontario Family Awarded Keys to New Wheelchair Accessible MV-1 Vehicle Aug 1, 2014 Mobility Ventures LLC, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association and MV-1 Canada Join Forces to Change Lives TORONTO, July 31, 2014 – A deserving family from Sudbury, Ontario, yesterday was awarded a new, universally accessible MV-1 vehicle, made by Mobility Ventures, LLC, an AM General Company, after entering the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Associations’ (NMEDA) National Mobility Awareness Month’s (NMAM) “Local Heroes […]

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 […]

Live Your Dreams and Overcome Your Mobility Challenges

Live Your Dreams and Overcome Your Mobility Challenges Feb 4, 2013 Originally published in Exceptional Parent Magazine Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada face mobility issues every day. Yet, so many people are not aware of the adaptive mobility vehicles that are available to help those who are dealing with physical disabilities gain their freedom and independence back. By Dan Bussani Everyone has dreams. And everyone should have the opportunity to make […]