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Category Archives: Disability Rights

Back to School IEP Advice

As we enter August, many of our readers are bracing for IEP season, as well as the challenges of sending our children back to school. Throughout this month, MSNN will … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Food Allergies and 504 Planning

A 504 plan lays out the management of accommodations or modifications for a child in elementary or a secondary school so that they can participate safely and equally along side their … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Tolerance Isn’t Tolerable

I think that just about anyone who works in a nonprofit supporting a disenfranchised population has gone through a crash course of unacceptable words that must be removed from your … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Standing for What Matters

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on the things that matter. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Today, on our country’s celebration of the life of slain … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

This Is Why We Do It

Since the horrible tragedy last week of the attempted murder of Issy Stapleton, autism families and bloggers everywhere have been trying to make sense of an incomprehensible act. Articles and … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advocating For You: A Letter to United HealthCare

Last week, we asked our members stationed in the TRICARE West region about their experience with the recent insurance transition from TRIWEST to United Healthcare Military and Veterans. We have … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Different, Not Less: The Great Divide

Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day, and I’ve been staring at this blank page for a couple hours now.  What do I write?  I’m not sure if I should light … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment