FREE Program on: Medical Transition 101

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FREE Program on: Ohio’s Waivers

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, 2000 Harvard Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44122 FREE f...

FREE Program on: Developing Relevant Transition IEPs through Backward Planning

Portage County Area Transition Booster Sessions Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm Reed Memorial Library, Jenkins Room  167 E. M...

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Portage County and surrounding areas- come join us - For a       FREE 3 part series!  Come learn about Transition to Adultho...

The legislation, which was passed by unanimous consent late Tuesday, was approved by the House of Representatives last month. President Dona...

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Come learn how the STABLE account can provide financial savings and independence, while maintaining federal and state benefits.  FREE-- Parents,...

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We are Proud to Introduce the 2018 Transition Booters for Families of Transition Age Youth 8 New Sessions!!       NEW Locatio...

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Celebrating Champions! Check out our tribute video- Celebration of Champions Video  Amazing people!

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   Hope you can join us for this program !  You can learn-- How Evidence Based Practice- can help your learner! Rachel is a weal...

What a great night Celebrating Champions in NorthEast Ohio! Congrats to all the Gold, silver and Bronze Medal Winners! Gold Medal Winners- Mary Ver...

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Some concerning changes might happen  to ADA-  Click to read and update  Congress Wants to Change the Americans With Disabilities Act ...

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education  Effective August 1, 2017  a new special education procedural safeguards -- A Guide...

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Nominate your CHAMPION today by submitting this application and the reason why this person is a CHAMPION. “How My Nominee is Living Like a C...

NEW special education procedural safeguards - check it out- its called - A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education,   This publication ...

Title I, spec. ed. boosted; battles ahead for 2018 Read the article to find out the detials- 2017 Budget Deal Defers Fierce Fights Over K-12 Funding

Good News OHIO! Read  more- Ohio Law Requiring Insurers To Cover Autism Treatment Goes Into Effect

Booster Sessions 2017! Housing Expo Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017  Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Friendship Circle of Cle...

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be FAPE is likely to have significant...

Supreme Court's unanimous Endrew F. v. Douglas County decision on March 22..  Read more on this victory below!!!  The promise an...

Warning-- things might change--  Please READ- Disability Advocates Warn Against Overturning Education Rules

             

An update from Washington on increasing public school requirements for disability services.;   SCTUS May Increase Public School Requirements ...

Here is an update on where things are with the Autism Wandering Bill Last-Minute Changes Sink Autism Wandering Bill

Here is an article that shares some College Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities. 9 College Scholarships for Students With Learning D...

Here are 2 easy to understand article helping to understand the changes- https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/12/16/new-access-special-needs-trus...

  From the State:-  "The Ohio Department of Education is announcing that student...

NEWS--- The House passed the Senate approved House Bill 463, that included the Autism Insurance Mandate. Once signed by the Governor, Ohio will be t...

Hot Off The PRESS From The Ohio Department of Education---- "The Ohio Department of Education is announcing that students w...

Here is link showing the scholorships avialiable in the state of Ohio for children -- Check out the options   http://education.ohio.gov/getatta...

How does it work when-Students with Disabilities Placed Out of District or Parentally Placed in Chartered and Nonchartered- Read to find out http://e...

This website will tell you ALL you need to know about the NEW Stable Accounts http://stableaccount.com/

Livespecial.com and Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine is proud to present another  Nessa Knows Speaker Series:  Its FREE ...

·         STABLE Accounts give people with special needs more independence and financial security- see...

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New research! Check it out-- http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/News/Report-Confirms-Investment-in-Early-Childhood-is-I

Feb 18, 2016  Washington, D.C. – The president today signed into law the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act ...

Thursday 12/10/2015  President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law.  It will; replacing the No Chi...

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services Issues Dyslexia Guidance Letter http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/...

USDOE Guidance: Access to a free appropriate public education includes IEPs aligned to grade level academic content standards Checkout what the Ohio ...

USDOE Guidance: Access to a free appropriate public education includes IEPs aligned to grade level academic content standards Checkout what the Ohio ...

Ohio’s Accessibility Manual is a comprehensive policy document providing information about the accessibility features of Ohio’s ...

Alana started school and took the Yellow Bus with her friends!!  This was a special day!  Livespecial.com was created beacuse of Alanas pare...

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directly and immediately impacts the lives of people with disabilities and chronic conditions by building a system where their health care needs can b...

BIG steps forward  Governor John Kasich signed the state budget bill into law. It included several provisions that will greatly impact Ohio&rs...

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Monica Potter Home Store Opens and Offers Products to Help You!

Monica Potter and her amazing Team have built Monica Potter Home...with hundreds of amazing products including the lavender line that has incredible h...

May 2015 look for the LiveSpecial Resource Guide

   Coming Soon!!! We are so excited to be publishing a -  LiveSpecial.com  Resource Guide          ...

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Why hire people with disabilities?  Check out this link that explains.

Check out the attached link to read new important documents.

  The revised Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities  became effective on July 1, 2014. ht...