Resources

Karen Kaplan’s Viewpoint

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Karen Kaplan, 30 plus years of experience helping families and their son’s and daughters with autism and similar learning differences, sees possibilities. She looks at strengths and interests and identifies resources and strategies that can help nuture indpendence. She sees capabilites and can help provide guidance.

Consulting Services — Karen Kaplan

Inspirational Stories

These rules will have direct impact on people we support:

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have collectively issued five rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128). WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Lawyers

specializing in representing individuals with special needs and their families

This is a short list of attorneys and other professionals which may be able to help families with their special needs trusts or in dealing with regional centers:

Please note that we personally have not used these specialists, but believe they are competent and committed. They come highly recommended. If you do consult one or the other, please give us your feedback. Thanks.

Reconnecting Children and Nature

The Benefits of Living in Nature

Research indicates that one of the best antidotes to a stressful lifestyle is to spend time in natural settings outdoors. Children who do that are likely to be:

  • Happier

  • Healthier

  • Smarter

  • More cooperative

  • Better problem solvers

  • More creative

Nature calms and heals the human body and mind

City dwellers are more likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders as well as schizophrenia than those living in more rural environments. A wealth of research points to the calming and healing effects of nature on the human body and mind.