March 2024 Coffee Talk: Introduction to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Mental Health

Aurelie Brown

Coffee Talk IDD

Join us for an engaging and informative hour-long presentation focused on understanding mental health in individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). We’ll explore the prevalence of mental health conditions within the IDD population and discuss the signs and symptoms of dual diagnoses. Through practical insights and strategies, caregivers will learn to recognize and intervene early. We’ll also address the … Read More

The Power of People-First Language: Respecting Individuality and Fostering Inclusion

The Power of People-First Language

Words have the power to shape our perceptions and influence our actions, and nowhere is this more evident than in the language we use to describe individuals with disabilities. In this blog post, we’ll explore the significance of people-first language, its historical context, and practical guidelines for using it respectfully. Join us on a journey where words become instruments of … Read More

Family Live Chat: Including Us – Sharing Cultural Diversities

Aurelie Brown

There has never been a better time to talk about inclusive services that consider individual and family culture for the benefit of the child. But if someone has made an inaccurate assumption about your cultural background, how should you address it? A diverse panel of parents has been brought together for this exciting webinar that focuses on having conversations about … Read More

What’s on Your Special Needs Back-To-School Checklist?

An Example of a Student Profile

A new school year means a new teacher and maybe even a new school. If your child needs accommodations or is in a special education program, it may mean a new IEP team. Add the transition from summer to the school routine, and your to-do list can quickly become overwhelming. Here is a simple parent-tested way to prepare for back-to-school: … Read More