Resources

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 which may be able to help families with their special needs trusts:

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.

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Nature provides benefits to our mental and physical health

Nature is good for us and has both long and short term mental and physical health benefits.

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The benefits of nature

When children with severe Autism were integrated into a physical activity and recreational milieu, the results were astonishing.

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Nature heals

A leading medical doctor articulates the many proven benefits of nature for mental and physical health, and provides references to scientific studies.

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Doctor prescribes nature

Nature has the power to heal because it is where we are from, it is were we belong and it belongs to us as an essential part of our health and our survival.

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