I wanted to come back to this post about our Medical Grant from United Healthcare Children's Foundation. I started the grant search process almost a year ago. We applied and were approved in September of 2016 and had a year to spend the $2,000. We didn't need long to spend the money but it … Continue reading Getting Approval… Medical Grant for Autism Services
It's summer time! Time to cool off in the pool. When you have kids with or without special needs, we all have those worries about drowning. There are always more concerns about children with autism that have a history or a tendency to wander. There are strict rules about enclosing pools but kids are very … Continue reading Summer Swim Safety
The grass is greener on the other side... the perspective and belief that what others have is better than your situation. How often you have these thoughts? Confession. I do have these thoughts in relation to my life. It most certainly always relates to my special needs child and our family. I don't … Continue reading The Greener Grass
The deadline to file for intent to use the McKay Scholarship is July 3, 2017 for the 2017-2018 100% award amount. Parents have to file for intent by July but the paperwork for admission and enrollment at their private school by August 2nd. Just because you file intent does not mean that you have to … Continue reading File Intent for the McKay Scholarship
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Pretty sure that I have made a big and costly mistake! Can you help me fix it?! So, this McKay Scholarship is all tricky and complex! There are all these rules and processes and no real human to walk you thru the system. It's one thing to just file intent and fill out some private … Continue reading Learning Through The Mistakes
This post is different from most because it relates to high school. Ruthfulness has a primary focus on early intervention for parents and students but as a high school teacher, I get to see how teens and their parents handle or fail to handle their/(child's) special needs. Teachers, students, parents, and the community: A 504 … Continue reading 504 and High School