Sharing my experience in the classroom as a life skills special ed transition teacher by providing resources and solutions for fellow educators

Intellectual Disability vs Autism: The Difference Between

As a former special education teacher, I've sat in many, many, many IEP meetings where eligibility testing scores and reports were shared with students and families.  To the untrained ear, it can feel like lots of numbers, confusing terms, and psychology jargon.    Hearing...

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Understanding the Different Types of Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts, ABLE Accounts, and finances, oh my!  While I typically cover topics geared toward high school and transition age students, getting finances in order is a topic that families with students and loved ones of all ages can learn from.

 

Estate planning (or financial...

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Disability Benefits: Options for Adults with Autism

There are a variety of disability benefits for adults with autism spectrum disorder.  From financial help to housing opportunities to health insurance, there are different ways for autistic people to get the funding and support they need.  

 

Whether you are an adult with...

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What’s Available to Help Disabled Young Adults in Illinois: Funding, Services, and Supports

Whether the young adult needs funding (i.e. money), services (like therapy), or support (such as help with daily tasks like showering and cooking meals), there are programs available to help pay for these needs.  

While I dream about the day that young adults and their families in...

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