Let’s NOT Do Blue This Halloween

There's been a lot of chatter on the 'Net about multi-colored pumpkins, and pumpkin buckets for Halloween this year. Teal Buckets, Teal Pumpkins, Blue Buckets, Blue Pumpkins... Teal Pumpkins are all about food allergies. A Teal Pumpkin on a doorstep means that the home offers food-allergen free goodies to Trick or Treaters. There's a lot …

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Co-Parenting Constructively, Not Contentiously Part 1: Is An Attorney Truly Necessary?

Co-parenting with an ex of any sort -boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, partner - is difficult during the best of times. The reasons your relationship didn’t work out will come into play each and every time you interact with your ex, whether you want them to or not. Being a co-parent means putting aside all of the …

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Planting Spring Seeds During A Never-Ending Winter Blizzard: Estate Planning for Disabled Children

Intellectual and physical disabilities affect approximately 10% of the population. (1) A parent’s journey with their disabled child is akin to a never-ending winter storm: spectacularly beautiful and simultaneously stressful. Families affected by disability navigate an endless blizzard of Individualized Educational Plan Meetings (IEPs), therapists, medical specialists, and psychologists. While steering their young charges through …

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To the Mom of Typical Kids I Met at the Gym

Originally Published On The Mighty on October 31, 2018 and The Mother Rogue on July 5, 2018 as Dear ‘Same-Abled’ Mom from the ‘Autism’ Mom You Met at the Gym Yesterday I was blow drying my hair in the women’s locker room mirror when you and your two girls came in from the outdoor pool. You …

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An “Alleged Incapacitated Person” aka OK, Our Child Has A Disability. Now What Do We Do?

Parents see their children with their hearts, not their objective minds. That makes it exceedingly difficult to accept it when the unexpected - a cognitive impairment, a learning disability, a spectrum disorder - starts to impact their child. Michelle Krone, an attorney at Price, Meese, Schulman & D’Arminio, P.C. in Woodcliff Lake, NJ does an …

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