Resources for Students Who Have Low Vision

The Children and Young Adult Services department at The Cleveland Sight Center recognizes the difference between accommodations and modifications when teaching students who have low vision using the general education curriculum alongside their peers.  Sylvia Snyder, the Director, has generously shared some helpful resources: Accommodations and Modifications at a Glance The Michigan Vision Services Severity […]

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How Does the SECURE Act Affect My Estate Plan and My Child with Special Needs?

For most families with a loved one with disabilities, much of the assets which will be used for the loved one’s long-term needs are found in pre-tax accounts, such as IRAs. SECURE Act Means Drastic Changes to Retirement Account Inheritance Rules Congress recently passed, and the President signed into law, the “SECURE Act” (Setting Every […]

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Applied Behavior Analysis

We recently welcomed Rachel Avner Torrance of Accessing Abilities Behavioral and Educational Consulting to our Cleveland office to discuss Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a small group of parents.  She spoke to us about the importance of a proper and thorough functional behavioral assessment in developing a positive behavior plan.  Here are some of our […]

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Waiver 101

If you’re in the disability-world, you’ve probably heard rumblings about waivers or the new waiver waiting list.  But what exactly is a waiver and how could a waiver help your family?  Here’s a quick overview. Waivers are administered through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and county Boards of Developmental Disabilities. In order to […]

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Tips for Long-distance Caregiving

Caring for a family member from a distance is a daunting and complicated task.  Practically, how does one ensure that a loved one receives adequate supervision?  How does one ensure that Mom or Dad is eating, bathing, or maintaining the home?  Emotionally, how can one remain connected in a caring, loving relationship when separated by […]

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Don’t Neglect the Third Stage of Estate Planning

Recently, I was out of the office for an early morning meeting with a client. While waiting in the lobby, I ran into a different client who happened to work in the building. I’d done some significant estate planning for her and her husband, and she told me that she’d been meaning to call me […]

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No Double Dipping

Our Special Education Advocate, Mary Jo O’Neill, recently spoke to a great group of parents from Lev Miriam Bikur Cholim of Cleveland to answer some of their questions about the special education process.  There were a lot of questions about how the EdChoice scholarship works with special education, so I thought it was a topic […]

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