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My child has a disability are they eligible for Social Security Benefits?

There is no real easy answer to this question.  SSI benefits for disabled children are based on several different factors. First, your family income and asset level must be below a certain amount before Social Security will even look at the medical factors.  In other words, if your family makes…

The Reality of an IEP

I thought long and hard about how to approach this topic without insinuating that parents are doing things wrong and schools are not breaking the law or fighting against giving IEPs. My goal is not to discourage parents from pursuing their legal remedies against a school. Instead, my goal is…

More on Amelia

Here is a link to another blog, that is linking to many other blogs posting their outrage about Amelia’s treatment. Countering

I just got notice of a favorable decision from SSA, do my children also recieve benefits?

Yes, if your children are under the age of 18 (up to 19 if still attending high school), they are eligible for benefits.  Your stepchildren, who live with you full time, may also be eligible for benefits from your account.  In order to recieve benefits for your children a separate…

It’s that time of year again – IEP Reviews

for schools to began working on IEPs and reevaluations needed to be finished by the end of the school year.  Are you ready for your child’s meeting? Some quick dos and don’ts  for an IEP meeting. 1)  Do set goals both for this year, 3 years out, 5 years out,…