Early intervention can enhance the overall well-being and development of children who have or are “at risk” for developmental disabilities. Children should live in a family home, grow up enjoying nurturing adult relationships both inside and outside a family home, learn in their neighborhood school in a regular classroom that contains children of the same age without disabilities, participate in the same activities as children without disabilities, and play and participate with all children in community recreation.
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In the March issue of the Advocate, we published “Practical Perspectives on the ABLE Act”, an interview with John Nadworny CFP® and Fred Misilo of Fletcher Tilton, Attorneys at Law. It gives an overview of what the bill will enable families to do and its limitations as well.
A booklet for the parents, caregivers, or representatives of children under age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Designed to help you decide if your child might be eligible for Social Security or SSI, and to help you apply for benefits if your child is eligible. A publication of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
CPR is a non-profit public interest law firm providing mental health law and disability law services. It seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights, while promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities.
Formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare, this is the state agency responsible for administering public assistance programs for needy citizens of Massachusetts. Programs DTA oversees include:
Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC)