On Thursday, May 17th  we hosted a presentation on “Legally Preparing for Transition to Adult Life” presented by Maria Fischer, Esq. at Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer,  Attorneys at Law specializing in Disability Law.  Families with children with special needs have incremental issues to worry about when their children “age out” and their educational entitlements end.  In order to […]

Maria Fischer, Esq. Attorneys at Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer and Julie Mower, Executive Director, The Phoenix Center

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), was March 21st, and has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.  The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our […]

Its back to school time! By making several smaller, incremental adjustments to the family schedule, you’ll make the transition easier and smoother for everyone involved. Heading back to the classroom doesn’t have to be a stressful, rip-the-band-aid-off situation for either parents or their children. By adding structure into everyone’s routine and making changes slowly and […]

Utilize a Calendar It can be helpful to give your child a visual aid to help them adjust to a school routine again. Start by highlighting a calendar to show your child when school starts. You can revisit the calendar daily to cross off the last day and show how many days are left until the […]