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October 2018 Archives

What a holistic IEP might address for a child with ASD

In our inaugural blog post, we focused on a subject to which we are deeply dedicated – helping parents pursuing Individualized Education Program (IEP) plans. Our objective in that post was to highlight the steps involved in applying for an IEP and what a basic plan should include.

Familiarity with workers' compensation doesn't guarantee rights

Savvy workers in Alabama are probably familiar with the concept of workers' compensation. This is the state-mandated, no-fault insurance program that requires employers over a certain size to provide insurance coverage benefits in the event of a job-related injury.

What can I expect if I apply for Social Security Disability?

If you are like most people, you probably don't have a lot of financial cushion if you become disabled and cannot work. Some research indicates that about half of American consumers do not have even a month's worth of earnings tucked away. In Alabama, ranked in 2017 by GoBankingRates.com as the best in the U.S. for returns on savings, 40 percent of residents report they have no savings at all.

Amid lead concerns, child prep begins years before class

What's the lead level like in your home tap water? How about the water at your child's school? Since 2014, when lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, hit the headlines, public awareness about this issue has increased. Many experts say there's good reason for the concern.

What does 'free appropriate public education' mean?

We live in an acronym-encrusted world. Some argue that these abbreviations have their benefits. They can be easy to remember. Institutional entities tend to love them, and the law and education are no exceptions. Within the halls of any school in Alabama, letters fly (and not just because the children are learning the alphabet). This post is about one special set – FAPE.

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