Resources

Guests of the Podcast

Rich Weinfeld, Director of Weinfeld Education Group

Dr. Barry McNamara, Professor of Special Education and Behavior

Kayla Connick, Music Therapist

David Goldstein, Health & Wellness Coach

Suzie Clinchy, Executive Director: Fast Feet

Ashley Richmond, Director: HUG

Flo Rosof, Existential Psychotherapist

Gretchen Levine: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchen-levine-5b077931/

FORGET ME NOT DOCUMENTARY WEBSITE

forgetmenotdocumentary.com (the url is not opening here so head over to the website)

SPED Laws

Federal Laws and Regulations

Students with Disabilities & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The ABCs of 504 Plans

Links for the Moral Compass Podcast Ep. 53

https://givingcompass.org/nonprofits?gclid=CjwKCAjwvJyjBhApEiwAWz2nLbJ109qOIIizb8lVBEggxUFi3pwewkJde9PAH19yziB-nSSm6tvurBoCzCIQAvD_BwE

https://www.glaad.org/gap/ron-desantis?gclid=CjwKCAjw36GjBhAkEiwAKwIWyVisHeeQ1Sr17mXvHiKMNtUnoEQwZbk-IV3owUPdiiGe7XdqjwwsRBoC_7IQAvD_BwE

https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/gov-desantis-signs-slate-of-extreme-anti-lgbtq-bills-enacting-a-record-shattering-number-of-discriminatory-measures-into-law

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html

https://pen.org/florida-book-bans-not-a-hoax/

https://www.thetrace.org/2023/03/guns-america-data-atf-total/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41488081

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/parents-concerned-as-new-state-laws-restrict-rights-of-transgender-children

https://www.npr.org/2023/05/10/1175065043/mass-shootings-america-ar-15-rifle

Transitioning

Education & IEPS 

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational RightsNational Parent Center on Transition and Employment

Center For Parent Information and Resources https://www.parentcenterhub.org/transitionadult/

VCU Center on Transition Innovationshttps://centerontransition.org/documents/publications/UnderstandingIndicator14.pdf

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center: https://www.nsttac.org

Children’s Advocacy Program of New York Cityhttps://cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/parent-handouts/special-needs#:~:text=To%20access%20resources%20visit%20includenyc,your%20child%20and%20family%20needs.

New York State Education Department:  https://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/indicators/13.htm

Financial Benefits for Young Adults 

SSI Benefits ttps://vcu-ntdc.org/resources/WIPA_OtherResources/Understanding%20how%20Work%20Affects%20Benefits%20for%20Transition%20Age%20Youth%202022.pdf

SSI and Medicaid for Services in New York:https://opwdd.ny.gov/providers/benefit-development-resource-toolkit-medicaid

Employment Services 

Vocational Rehabilitation for Transition & Pre-Employment Training Services : Workforce Innovation and Technical Assistance Center on Pre-Employment Training Services https://www.wintac.org/topic-areas/pre-employment-transition-services

Long Term Housing ad Residential Service

Housing Initiatives 

Housing Subsidies for People with Disabilities https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/mfh/progdesc/disab811

Housing Option In New York https://www.jasonsconnection.org/blog/7-different-housing-options-for-disabilities-in-nyc/

Transportation Services for Adults

Transportation and Community Mobilityhttps://www.nadtc.org/news/blog/understanding-half-farereduced-fare-requirements/ 

Independent Living / Residential Services

National Council On Independent Living https://ncil.org/

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services https://www.nasddds.org

Office For People with Developmental Disabilities in New York OPWDD : https://opwdd.ny.gov/get-started/front-door

Social And Recreational Connections 

The Arc https://thearc.org/about-us/

Friendship Circle https://friendshipfl.org/

Autism Society https://www.autismspeaks.org/about-autism-speaks

Best Buddies https://www.bestbuddies.org/

Special Olympics https://www.specialolympics.org/

Camp Programs https://bestspecialneedscamps.com/

Article Share

My Parents Are Hackers Out Of Necessity

CPI Programs

CPI Training Programs

CPI Training

Parenting Support

11 Things Parents of Kids with Disabilities Need to Survive and Thrive

Useful Links for Families from Alternatives for Children

Father’s Day Cards for Special Needs Dads

Government Programs for Children with Disabilities

Fathers of Children with Special Needs

Father’s Day Perspective: Raising a Child with Special Needs (The Parenting Special Needs Podcast: “Father’s Perspective: Raising a child with special needs” can be found in this link)

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Card

Autism and Hoarding

Autism Exercise Benefits

Improving Sleep for Children with Autism


Mindful Parenting

Article on Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting Checklist

Mindful Parenting: Simply About Being a Parent

18 Mindful Activities for Outdoors

30 Mindfulness Activities for Parents to Help You Relax and Focus on the Present


Sensory Strategies for Home

99 Sensory Activities

6 At Home Occupational Therapy Techniques

Autism Exercise Benefits

How to Promote Active Play for Children with Special Needs

How to Make an Obstacle Course

Creating an Obstacle Course in Your Home

Sensory Diet Template

Benefits and Importance of Sensory Activities

100 Sensory Activities

Organizing and Calming Sensory Activities

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Benefits of Music Therapy for Special Needs Children

The Power of Music for Someone with a Disability

The Role of Music in Special Education

How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious Children

The Importance of Play for Learning

How Play Helps Children’s Development

Unstructured vs Structured Play

Why Play is Important

Sharing

Teach Your Child How To Share

Forcing Your Kid To Share

What To Do When Your Toddler Won’t Share

Individualized Educational Plan

Contents of IEP

Nabe News

Placement, Short and Sweet

Inclusion vs Self Contained Education for Children with ASD Diagnosis

Amending an IEP

Advocates for Children of New York

How To Include Parents Who Don’t Speak English In Student’s IEP Meetings

Endrew F. VS Douglas County School District

Trauma Care

Trauma-Informed Care Fact Sheet

Trauma-Informed Care Resources

Behavior Contracts

How To Create Behavior Contracts

7 Ideas for Using Rewards and Consequences

Behavior Contract

Evidence based Behavior Contract System

Solutions for Picky Eaters

5 Science Backed Ways To Get Your Picky Eater To Try New Foods

How Can I Cook Meals Even Picky Eaters Will Eat

Two Picky Eaters One Dinner Strategy

Smoothie Recipes

Best Blenders

Blender Reviews

Bean Smoothie Recipe

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Vegetable Smoothie

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothies

Disabled Youth

Volunteering Opportunity Websites

  • Volunteermatch.org provides a list of volunteer activities by your zip code.
  • Idealist.org lets you search volunteer opportunities by types of skills or activities in your city or town.
  • AllforGood.org provides a list of volunteer activities by city.
  • GiveGab.org has a page where you can search for volunteer events in your community.
  • JustServe.org provides list of volunteer activities by location.

Hoarding

Hoarding Fact Sheet

Autism and Hoarding

OCD and Hoarding

Obsessive and Repetitive Behaviors

Alternative and Augmentative Communication

Low Tech vs High Tech

What is Low Tech AAC?

AAC Glossary of Terms

AAC Devices

Top 10 AAC Devices

Multi-Modal Communication in School-Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key AAC Issues

Differences Between No/Low Tech and High Tech AAC Devices

Low Tech AAC Devices

How To Get an iPad Funded

Source Material for Discriminiation Podcast

Banned Black Books 2022

Brief Historical View of Disability and Related Legislation

Disability in the Medieval Period 1050-1485

History of Book Bans

LGBTQ+ Workplace Discrimination Statistics

The Long, Sordid History of the Gay Conspiracy Theory

LGBT Grooming Conspiracy Theory

Senior Living Care

The Dotted Line: Documents You’ll Need to Move to Senior Living

A Checklist of Important Documents When Moving into Assisted Living

Assisted Living Checklist

What Is The Best Way To Research Assisted Living Facilities?

Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility

Assisted Living Options

Lower the Cost of Assisted Living

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in 2022?

How Much Does Assisted Living and Home Care Cost in the US?

New Senior Living Regulations to Implement in 2022

Paying for Care

Residential Facilities Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

AssistedLiving.org

Miscellaneous

Caregivers of Adult Children With Disabilities May Qualify For Time Off Work